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Thousands of Indians flee Kashmir

Indian Security officials claims to have found evidence of attacks planned by Pakistani military-backed militants WT24 Desk Thousands of Indians have started leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after the local government issued a security alert related to possible militant attacks in the area, a senior government official said on Saturday, Agencies report. Indian security officials on Friday said they ...

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15,16,101 pilgrims arrive in Saudi for hajj

29 B’deshis die for various reasons so fare WT24 Desk A total of 15,16,101 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom for hajj through the air, land and sea ports, till on Friday, according to statistics issued by the Saudi General Directorate of Passports, Agencies report. In a statement, the Saudi General Directorate of Passports said that the number of pilgrims ...

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Bombs rattle Bangkok during Asean summit

6 devices go off at skytrain station, beside main road and at govt complex WT24 Desk Six small bombs have exploded in Bangkok, injuring at least four people, as the city plays host to ministers from the UK, US, China and Russia at an international summit, Agencies report. The blasts happened at three locations including at a busy skytrain commuter ...

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US-Russia arms control treaty dies; US to test new weapon

Exiting the treaty, however, could have an upside for the United States. Washington has complained for years that the arms control playing field was unfair. WT24 Desk The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday., ...

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Dutch ‘burqa ban’ rendered largely unworkable on first day

Police and transport companies have signalled unwillingness to enforce face covering ban WT24 Desk The Netherlands’ so-called burqa ban has been rendered largely unworkable on its first day in law after both the police and Dutch transport companies signalled an unwillingness to enforce it, The Guardian reports. Under the terms of the Partial Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Act, the wearing ...

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Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

Visa-free entry will be available to 48 nations, including China, India, and the UK WT24 Desk Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people, ...

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NK fires two short-range ballistic missiles, South says

Projectiles were launched from same coastal area as a similar launch a week ago, according to joint chiefs of staff of Seoul WT24 Desk North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, the second such launch in a week, Agencies report. The two missiles were launched from the Wonsan area early ...

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Asean foreign ministers discuss S. China Sea, Rohingya

Thailand seeks deeper cooperation WT24 Desk Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations began their annual series of meetings in Bangkok on Wednesday, with South China Sea tensions, the Rohingya refugee crisis and Korean Peninsula issues on the agenda, The Bangkok Post reports. The Asean foreign ministers met among themselves in the morning and with their counterparts ...

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Pak military plane crash kills 17

Plane came down with ‘huge explosion’ and fireball at midnight WT24 Desk Seventeen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, officials have said, Agencies report. The crash created a fireball that lit up the night sky and terrified residents after the plane came down in a poor village ...

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Boko Haram fighters kill dozens at funeral

Local official says extremists’ attack on mourners has left more than 60 people dead WT24 Desk At least 65 people are dead following a suspected attack by Boko Haram on a funeral gathering in northeastern Nigeria, according to local officials, Agencies report. The attack occurred Saturday during a burial in the Nganzai district, near the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, local ...

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