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US-backed forces say taken control of Tabqa military airport from IS

US-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria said today they had taken full control of a former Syrian army airport near the city of Tabqa along the Euphrates River.

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Russia’s main opposition leader arrested

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of

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5.1 magnitude quake hits China

In China, an earthquake of 5(point)1 magnitude today hit Yangbi County in southwest Yunnan Province. China Earthquake Networks Centre said that quake struck at 7:55 am local time. As per

Australian police launches probe into assault on Indian-origin man

Australian Police have launched a probe into the assault on an Indian-origin man in Tasmania, to assess whether it was a racially-motivated incident. In a statement, police said they have

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US varsities register drop in Indian student applications

US universities have registered a sharp decline in the number of applications from Indian students after a spate of hate crimes and fear and anxiety about potential changes to visa

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Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president, others to death for treason

A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group’s enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his six top officials to

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5 killed in two blasts by terrorists

In Bangladesh, five persons including 2 policemen were killed and 40 injured in two separate bomb blasts late last evening near a terrorist’s hide-out in Shibbari area of Sylhet city,

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Militia group decapitates 42 policemen after an ambush in Congo

A militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after an ambush in central Democratic Republic of Congo. According to Kasai Assembly President Francois Kalamba, members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia attacked

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Modi among Time magazine contenders for most influential people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the probable contenders for Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Time will next month announce

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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the West Asia and North Africa to the US and UK has come