Tehran, Oct 14 : Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Saturday that threats made by the President of the US would never intimidate Iranians. Donald Trump threatened on Friday to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement and blasted Tehran for misdeeds ranging from the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran to recent […]

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Pyongyang, Oct 14 : North Korea criticized and threatened Australia on Saturday for aligning itself with South Korea and the US and for its attitude towards the Kim Jong-un regime, according to state-run media. “Lately, Australia is showing dangerous moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the US against North Korea,” […]

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Kabul, Oct 14 : Afghan security forces on Saturday killed 10 Islamic State (IS) militants after repulsing an attack outside Assadabad, police said. “Mullah Zahir, a local commander of the IS group, was among those killed in the fighting,” police chief Juma Gul Hemat told reporters. Two police personnel also sustained injuries. (IANS)

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Beijing, Oct 14 : Archaeologists have excavated 800-year-old city walls and gates in China’s Chongqing. More than 300 relics and evidence that a complete defence system existed at the time have been unearthed. A township in Fengjie county’s Baidi was once a very important military fortress. The archaeological dig launched at the site in February […]

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PARIS (REUTERS) – The United States and Israel announced on Thursday (Oct 12) that they were quitting the UN’s cultural agency Unesco, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of Unesco’s funding, is a major blow for the Paris-based organisation, founded after […]

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Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week, officials said today. The heavy rain in the central and northern regions has disrupted travel in some areas, limiting the rescue attempts for the missing. The storm that hit […]

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US President Donald Trump “lit the fuse of war” against North Korea with his provocative comments to the United Nations last month, North Korea’s foreign minister has told the Russian TASS news agency. Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un, trading insults amid rising tensions between the […]

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence. If Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont confirms by Monday that he has, he will be given a further three days to withdraw the declaration. Failing that, Madrid will invoke Article 155 of the constitution allowing […]

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Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the filing of multiple corruption references against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in relation to the Panama Papers case judgement. The petition, filed by advocate Muhammad Kassim Mir Jat on behalf of Sharif, requested the court to order […]

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