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Iraqi forces retake town from IS

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces Thursday retook control of a town from Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Iraq, and are fighting to seize...

Bird flu strain in Britain confirmed as H5N8

London: The strain of bird flu found at a British farm in north England has been identified as H5N8, the same as the one...

US defence secretary announces nuclear forces’ reforms

Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel Friday announced an action plan to reform the country's military nuclear enterprise. According to a statement released by the...

14 killed in Philippines clash

Manila: At least five soldiers and nine Abu Sayyaf members were killed and 26 injured Friday in a clash in Philippines' Sulu province. According to...

Five banks slapped $3.3 bn fine over currency manipulation

London: Five banks -- Citibank, HSBC, JPMorgan, RBS and UBS -- have been ordered by the supervisory authorities in the US, Britain and Switzerland...

China censures video of chivalrous Putin giving coat to first lady

Beijing: China has censured a video on the internet showing a chivalrous Russian President Vladimir Putin covering the shoulders of Chinese First Lady Peng...

Iran builds missile plants in Syria

Tehran: Iran has built missile-producing factories in Syria to strengthen resistance movement in the region, a top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps...

Modi to meet over 40 leaders in three-nation tour

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an extremely busy 10-day tour ahead that will see him meeting more than 40 leaders, including around...

Two policemen killed, 15 injured in Egypt train blast

Cairo: At least two policemen were killed and 15 people injured Wednesday night during a bomb explosion in a railway station in Egypt's Nile...

Modi ranked 15th on Forbes power list; Putin tops, Obama No...

Washington: Indian Prime Narendra Modi joined the world's most powerful people ranking 15th on the Forbes list with Russian President Vladimir Putin once...

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