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Barack Obama celebrates India’s colorful Republic Day

Barack Obama celebrates India’s colorful Republic Day

Jan 26, – India today celebrates its 66th Republic Day and showcased before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. Obama was the first ever US President to attend the parade as Chief […]

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ISIS fears us more than men, say Kurdish women fighters

ISIS fears us more than men, say Kurdish women fighters

Oct 21, – Deprived of sleep and armed with only a Kalashnikov, Avshin Kobane knows each day could be her last. But she is not afraid to fight on the frontline, defending the Syrian town from which she takes her nom de guerre against one of the most violent terrorist groups the world has seen. […]

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Monsoon floods kill 116 in Indian Kashmir, east Pakistan

Monsoon floods kill 116 in Indian Kashmir, east Pakistan

Sep 05, – Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods and landslides that left at least 116 people dead in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday. Shantmanu, an Indian official who goes by only one name, said 47 people had died in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, including […]

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39 killed as Iranian plane crashes near Tehran’s Mehrabad airport

39 killed as Iranian plane crashes near Tehran’s Mehrabad airport

Aug 10, – An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing at least 38 on board and narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market. The plane was headed to the eastern city of Tabas, the IRNA and Fars news agencies said, when it crashed at 9.18 […]

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South Korea captures soldier accused of killing five comrades

South Korea captures soldier accused of killing five comrades

June 23, – A South Korean military conscript who killed five members of his unit was captured on Monday after shooting and wounding himself following a tense 24-hour standoff with thousands of troops. “He shot himself in the side and we have captured him alive,” a defence ministry spokesman told AFP, adding that the 22-year-old […]

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Gunmen attack Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province

Gunmen attack Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province

May 23, – Gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked an Indian Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday, though its diplomatic staff escaped unharmed, police said. At least three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby building in Herat, provincial police chief Abdul Sami Qatra said. Qatra said police and soldiers […]

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Syria conflict death toll surpasses 150,000 – Human Rights Observers

Syria conflict death toll surpasses 150,000 – Human Rights Observers

Apr 02, – At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria’s three-year-old civil war, a third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The UK-based Observatory, which monitors violence in Syria through a network of activists and medical or security sources, said that real toll was likely to be […]

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