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North Korea has fired second projectile in five days, says South Korea

Launch of unidentified object could spell danger for nuclear disarmament talks WT24 Desk North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile from its western area, South Korea’s military said, the second such launch in the last five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks could be in danger, AP reports. South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff had ...

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Pakistan: eight dead after blast near major Sufi shrine in Lahore – reports

Explosion reportedly targeted van carrying elite police officers as hundreds of pilgrims gathered at 11th century site WT24 Desk At least eight people have been killed in a blast near Lahore’s Data Darbar, the largest Sufi shrine in south Asia, police in the Pakistani city said, The Guardian reports. The explosion was reported around 8.45am local time (4.15am GMT) on ...

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Images show construction of China’s third aircraft carrier, thinktank says

Satellite photos indicate bow and hull are already under assembly, ChinaPower says, and carrier is expected to be completed in 2022 WT24 Desk Recent satellite photographs indicate China’s construction of its third aircraft carrier is well under way, a Washington thinktank has reported, AFP reports. ChinaPower, a unit of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, published photos of a large ...

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3 ‘robbers’ killed in Sundarban ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk Three suspected robbers, including a ringleader, were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion(Rab) in Khontakodalia canal under Mongla upazila on Monday, UNB reports. One of the deceased was identified as gang leader Panna while two others, aged between 25 and 30, couldn’t be identified immediately, Rab said. Rab Khulna-6 operation officer Major Shamim ...

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More than 20 dead as violence flares between Gaza and Israel

Air and tank strikes kill 19 Palestinians after Netanyahu orders ‘massive attacks’, while rockets kill four in Israel WT24 Desk Militants in Gaza and Israeli forces engaged in a bloody and spiralling clash over the weekend, with Palestinian factions launching hundreds of rockets towards towns and cities in Israel, which retaliated with more than 250 strikes, The Guardian reports. In exchanges ...

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‘Robber’ killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Puichuri in Banshkhali upazila on Sunday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Bahadur Dacoit, 43, a resident of the upazila. He was wanted in several cases, Rab said. A Rab-7 team raided Puichuri around 4:15am after being tipped off that robbers were ...

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North Korea fires short-range projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military says

Experts say the country is stepping up pressure against the US after February’s failed nuclear summit in Bangkok WT24 Desk North Korea has fired a number of short-range projectiles into the sea from the east coast city of Wonsan, South Korea’s military said, Agencies report. South Korea initially described it as a missile launch, but subsequently gave a vaguer description using ...

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‘Stand together’: support surges in China for student accusing JD.com tycoon of rape

Hashtag campaign on social media gathers force after Liu Jingyao sued Richard Liu for sexual assault in US WT24 Desk China’s internet users have rallied behind a student who is pursuing a civil case against billionaire retail tycoon Richard Liu, who she accuses of rape, Agencies report. Twenty-one-year-old University of Minnesota student Liu Jingyao, who has agreed to be named, ...

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Paris hospital attacked by May Day protesters, say officials

Staff say they stopped attempt to enter intensive care, but intruders smashed computers WT24 Desk French officials say medical staff narrowly averted “a catastrophe” after May Day demonstrators reportedly stormed a Paris hospital and attempted to force their way into an intensive care unit, The Guardian reports. About 50 protesters – some wearing gilets jaunes (yellow vests) and others with masks – entered ...

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2 dead, 4 injured in US university campus shooting

The shooting prompted a lockdown at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and caused panic across campus as students sheltered in place. WT24 Desk A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students in a classroom building at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four others, police said. Officers who ...

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