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US hasn’t ruled out military action against Assad: Mattis

Launching airstrikes MONITORING DESK Washington The US has not ruled out launching airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to the...

149 women and children rescued from Boko Haram

Abducted ONLINE ABUJA The Nigerian military says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast. Onyema...

China fires back, announcing tariffs on US planes, cars and soybeans

NEWS DESK Beijing China is punching back in the escalating trade dispute with the United States, announcing plans for heavy new tariffs on dozens more US goods including...

Thirty dead as school bus plunges off cliff in India

Fatal NEWS DESK SHIMLA At least 30 people, including 27 children, were killed Monday in northern India when a school bus plunged into a deep ravine in the Himalayan...

Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report

ONLINE GHOUTA Several people have died or were hurt after a Syrian military airport was hit by missiles, state media said, amid international alarm over a suspected...

7 Indian workers suspended after 13-km downhill ride

Runaway train NEWS DESK BHUBANESWAR India’s state-run railway has suspended seven workers after brakes failed on a 22-coach train carrying hundreds of passengers,...

Pyongyang ‘ready to discuss’ nuclear programme

US claims ONLINE PYONGYANG North Korea has promised the US it is ready to discuss the future of its nuclear arsenal when the two nations’ leaders meet, US officials...

Trump threatens China with $100B tariffs

Trade war rhetoric “Nothing around the corner” regarding any concrete tariff plans, Asian stock markets showed little sign of alarm over Trump’s announcement NEWS...

Six stabbed in 90min in London as killing spree continues

Violent assaults Newham police said, the boy, attacked in Gainsborough Avenue, was reported to be in a serious but stable condition MONITORING DESK LONDON Six teenagers...

India asks Hong Kong to arrest jeweler Nirav Modi

Bank fraud MONITORING DESK NEW DELHI India has asked authorities in Hong Kong to arrest jeweler Nirav Modi, one of the main suspects in a $2 billion fraud at state-run...