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Brussels, Paris attacks suspects said UK was no target

LONDON (AFP) – A suspect in the Brussels and Paris terror attacks told investigators that he was not scouting for targets during a visit to Britain last year and the money he collected was for his gambling addiction, a British court heard Monday. Mohamed Abrini, who is currently in custody in Belgium, also said that

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Khalistan leader Harminder Singh Mintoo arrested in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested from New Delhi on Sunday after he managed to escape from Nabha prison in Punjab’s Patiala district a day before. The escape came after 15 armed men in police uniform stormed into the jail. Besides Mintoo, the escaped inmates include

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Syria forces retake 6 Aleppo rebel areas, civilians flee

ALEPPO (AFP) – Government forces retook six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as they  pressed their offensive Sunday to retake Syria s second city. In a major breakthrough in the push to retake the whole city, regime forces on Saturday captured Masaken Hanano, which had been the

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Five killed after helicopter crashes in Iran

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News) – Five people on board an Iranian helicopter were killed when it crashed into the Caspian Sea on Sunday, state television reported. The bodies of four crew and a civilian, plus the helicopter, had been found, a security official told state television website. The helicopter, owned by the National Iranian Drilling Company,

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Pakistan Embassy, Consulate to remain closed on UAE National Day

ABU DHABI (Sarzameen News) – The Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai will remain closed on Thursday i.e. December 1 on account of the UAE National Day and Commemoration Day and will reopen on Sunday December 4. Indian embassy will be working on Thursday and shall remain closed on Friday

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India should be careful about new Pakistan army chief, says ex-Indian army head

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Former Indian Army Chief Bikram Singh, who has worked with new Pakistan Army Chief Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a UN assignment, said India should be “careful” and watchful with regard to his approach. According to Indian media, Gen (retd) Singh described Lt Gen Bajwa as a thorough professional

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Syria says largest rebel area in Aleppo retaken

Nore than 250,000 civilians have been trapped under government siege for months in rebel-held east. ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) – Syrian state media said government forces Saturday captured the largest rebel-held district of Aleppo, in what would be a major breakthrough in its offensive to retake the entire second city. Masaken Hanano was the first district

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At least 8 killed as car bomb hits Mogadishu market

MOGADISHU (AFP) – A car bomb exploded near a busy market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killing at least eight people, police said, as medical sources warned the toll could be far higher. “We have counted about eight civilians so far who were killed in the blast and more than 10 others wounded but

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Trump calls state election recount a ´scam´

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump called a recount of votes being prepared in Wisconsin a scam, insisting Saturday that his presidential win should be respected, not “challenged and abused.” The recount, which was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received a minute fraction of the total vote, flew in the face of an

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro made revolutionary mark on history

HAVANA (AFP) – Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States. The former Cuban president, who died aged 90 on Friday, said he would never retire from politics. But emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006

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