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‘Prepared militarily, will act if N Korea launches missile’

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Washington, August 18 (PTI): The US has warned North Korea that it was prepared to meet any eventuality and will take “immediate specific actions” if Pyongyang launches a missile attack against it or its allies. The US’ strong assertion comes days after President Donald Trump pledged to answer further aggression from North Korea with “fire […]

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Fourth suspect arrested over Spain twin attacks: police

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Barcelona, August 18 (PTI/AFP): A fourth suspect was arrested today over twin attacks in Spain that saw vehicles plough into pedestrians in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, killing 14 and injuring over 100, police said. “A fourth person has been detained in relation with the events that have taken place in the […]

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UK stands with Spain against “evil” terrorism: PM Theresa May

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London, August 18 (PTI): The UK stands with Spain following the “appalling” twin terror attacks in which at least 14 people were killed and 80 others injured, British Prime Minister Theresa May said today. A van ran into a crowd of pedestrians walking through Barcelona’s famed Las Ramblas area yesterday, killing at least 13 people […]

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Victims came from various nationalities

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Barcelona, August 18 (IANS): The dead and injured in Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona were of many nationalities including citizens of the US, Britain, China and Pakistan, according to the Catalonian region’s Interior Ministry. Among the victims are a number of children, authorities said. The nationalities of the victims include Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Argentine, […]

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Trump condemns Spain terror attack

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Washington, August 18 (PTI): President Donald Trump has strongly condemned the terror attack in Spain and extended the US’ help to the country. A van driver yesterday ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s most popular street in broad daylight, killing at least 13 people. “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, […]

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Nawaz Sharif, sons unlikely to appear before anti-corruption body

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Lahore, August 18 (PTI): Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons are unlikely to appear before the country’s top anti-graft body today for interrogation in connection with money laundering and corruption cases. Sharif, after receiving the summons, has decided not to join the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation till the Supreme Court […]

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Phoenix prepares for Trump’s rally

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Los Angeles, August 18 (IANS): Residents, policemen and Mayor of Phoenix city in the state of Arizona are preparing for a campaign-style rally by US President Donald Trump amid fear of an uproar just like the violence in Charlottesville of Virginia. To relieve the nervousness of residents, Chief of Phoenix Police Department Jeri Williams on […]

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Sri Lanka appoints first Tamil Navy chief after four decades

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Colombo, August 18 (PTI): Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was today appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka’s naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal civil war erupted in the country 45 years ago. Sinniah, who played a decisive role in the destruction of the […]

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International judges can’t operate in Sri Lanka: Minister

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Colombo, Aug 18 (PTI): International judges cannot work in Sri Lanka to hear cases of alleged war crimes blamed on the government troops and the LTTE as the Constitution does not permit it, new Foreign Minister Thilak Marapona said today. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution co- sponsored by Sri Lanka in 2015 called […]

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Pyongyang slams S Korea President for his North policy

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Pyongyang, August 18 (IANS): North Korea on Friday slammed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his policy towards Pyongyang and his cooperation with the US. It is the first time that North Korea has held Moon personally responsible for his handling of the North-South relations since he came to power about 100 days ago, Xinhua […]

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