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India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan

MUMBAI – Fifteen Muslim men have been arrested in India for allegedly shouting “anti-India and pro-Pakistan” slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final. The men were denied bail in Madhya Pradesh state after appearing in court where they were charged with sedition. They were arrested after their Hindu neighbours complained that they had burst firecrackers […]

CHINA – Seven killed in explosion at kindergarten

CHINA – Seven killed in explosion at kindergarten

BEIJING – Seven people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion Thursday at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China as relatives were picking up their children at the end of the school day, local officials said. The blast at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian, which struck at 4:50 p.m., was under […]

Bombers kill mourners at Kabul funeral

Bombers kill mourners at Kabul funeral

Suicide bombers have killed at least six people at the funeral in Kabul of a man who died during a protest on Friday, Afghan officials say. Dozens were wounded in the blasts, which hit the funeral of one of five people killed when police fired on a protest against deteriorating security. The chief executive of […]

PHILIPPINES – At least 36 dead in Manila casino attack

PHILIPPINES – At least 36 dead in Manila casino attack

MANILA — Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead Friday morning in a sprawling entertainment complex in Manila. But […]

THE PHILIPPINES – Gunman storms casino in Manila

THE PHILIPPINES – Gunman storms casino in Manila

MANILA –– Police in the Philippines have taken control of a hotel and entertainment complex in Manila after it was stormed by a masked gunman. The gunman is dead, officials said, although it is not clear how he died. It is believed he acted alone and was staging a robbery, police said. Resorts World Manila was […]

Series of bombs in Bangladesh kill close to 40

Series of bombs in Bangladesh kill close to 40

BAGHDAD — A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream parlour in central Baghdad and a rush- hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. Later in the day, bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed seven more people. The attacks […]

THE PHILIPPINES – Air strikes launched

THE PHILIPPINES – Air strikes launched

MARAWI –– The Philippines military has unleashed a series of air strikes in a push to regain full control of a largely Muslim city that was overrun last week by ISIS-affiliated fighters. More than a hundred residents of Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, have died and 70,000 have fled the town of 200,000 […]

THE PHILIPPINES – City under siege

THE PHILIPPINES – City under siege

MARAWI — Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched “precision attacks” Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia’s most-wanted militants. Rebels have torn through the streets of Marawi since Tuesday night, torching […]

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but that a “major, major conflict” is possible. In an interview with Reuters, he praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loved his country. Mr Trump also said […]

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