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More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

Published 14/11/2017

A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday. [more…]

U.S. veterans to Trump: Save bank customers` rights to sue

U.S. veterans to Trump: Save bank customers` rights to sue

Published 26/10/2017

The largest U.S. veterans service organization on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to veto recent legislation allowing financial companies to block customers from banding together to sue, saying it would hurt members of the armed forces. [more…]

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

In meeting with military, Trump talks of `calm before the storm`

In meeting with military, Trump talks of `calm before the storm`

Published 06/10/2017

After discussing Iran and North Korea with U.S. military leaders on Thursday, President Donald Trump posed for a photo with them before dinner and declared the moment "the calm before the storm." [more…]

Anti-terrorism police hold five over wired explosives found in posh  Paris neighborhood

Anti-terrorism police hold five over wired explosives found in posh Paris neighborhood

Published 03/10/2017

French counter-terrorism investigators questioned five people on Tuesday after police over the weekend found what appeared to be a ready-to-detonate bomb at an apartment building in one of Paris's poshest neighborhoods. [more…]

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: interior ministry spokesman

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul: interior ministry spokesman

Published 29/09/2017

A explosion was reported on Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, a spokesman for the interior ministry said. [more…]

Gunmen kill four  in sectarian attack in Pakistan

Gunmen kill four in sectarian attack in Pakistan

Published 11/09/2017

Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan killed four members of a Shi'ite Muslim Hazara family, including a 12-year-old boy, on Sunday, in the latest sectarian attack on the minority community, a senior police official said. [more…]

Gyllenhaal taps courage of Boston bombing survivor for `Stronger`

Gyllenhaal taps courage of Boston bombing survivor for `Stronger`

Published 10/09/2017

Jake Gyllenhaal put his "heart and soul" into "Stronger", a film about Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and in the process found inspiration and a special kinship with Bauman. [more…]

Manchester concert venue shattered by bomb attack to reopen

Manchester concert venue shattered by bomb attack to reopen

Published 09/09/2017

The Manchester music venue where a suicide bomber killed 22 people as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May will reopen on Saturday for the first time since the attack. [more…]

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

Published 30/08/2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban. [more…]