Sunday , March 26 2017

6 killed, 40 injured in Bangladesh twin blasts

At least six people were killed and over 40 injured in two bomb blasts in Bangladesh on Saturday night, near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos. The explosions came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country’s main airport in ...

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Hong Kong elects Carrie Lam as first female leader

Carrie Lam has been elected Hong Kong’s first female leader. Former chief secretary will succeed current leader CY Leung, who will step down in July. A 1,194-member election committee voted for Lam over rivals Woo Kwok-hing and John Tsang. Pro-democracy groups held protests outside the election venue on Sunday, as ...

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Al Qaeda leader killed in Afghan airstrike

The US military on Saturday confirmed that senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin was killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan. Yasin had ties to terror group Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple al-Qaida terror attacks. He is accused of plotting a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008, and an ...

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London attacker acted alone, say police

Investigations have revealed that Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone and there’s no information to suggest that further attacks are planned. Police informed that the motive behind the attack may never be known. They said they were unable to link Masood to the terror group IS, despite their claims that ...

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Trump’s attention turns to tax after healthcare failure

US president Donald Trump is set to turn his focus to tax reform, following his failure to pass changes to healthcare. He couldn’t garner enough support to scrap the Affordable Care Act brought in by his predecessor, Barack Obama, despite claiming he would do so immediately during his election campaign. ...

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Mosul mission halted after airstrikes kill civilians

Iraqi military leaders have suspended their offensive on IS in Mosul. It’s after it emerged that coalition airstrikes killed at least 150 civilians in the Jadida district of the city. The US says it’s investigating the strikes, which it claims took place at the request of Iraqi forces. The operation ...

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