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Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister

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Author: Agence France Presse Mon, 2017-10-16 01:05 ID: 1508094541400041300 MONTREAL, Canada: A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday.With increasing numbers of unmanned aerial devices in the skies, collisions are still rare, but authorities around […]

Britain, Germany ‘committed’ to Iran nuclear deal

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Author: Reuters, AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 13:47 ID: 1508089271159467600 LONDON/PARIS: Britain and Germany agreed on Sunday they remained committed to the nuclear deal with Iran after a US decision to decertify the agreement, a spokeswoman said after a call between Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “They agreed the UK and Germany both […]

Ireland and UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

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Author: The Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508097277520281700 LONDON: The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday.Ophelia weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday […]

Kabul rejects Pakistani account of hostage rescue

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Author: Sayed Salahuddin Mon, 2017-10-16 03:00 ID: 1508092390769777500 KABUL: An American-Canadian family released last week after five years in captivity were kidnapped by the Haqqani network in the Afghan province of Wardak and kept in Pakistan, the spokesmen for the Afghan defense and interior ministries said on Sunday. Pakistan’s high commissioner to Canada said the […]

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage’s claims of murder, rape

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Author: Reuters Sun, 2017-10-15 12:06 ID: 1508060245087135200 PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were […]

Bangladesh steps up security at India border over Rohingya fears

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 12:10 ID: 1508060245047135100 DHAKA: Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said Sunday.Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with India’s West Bengal state, where border guards say they have been ordered […]

Army says battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 10:17 ID: 1508052554286876600 MARAWI: Philippine troops Sunday bombed militants loyal to the Daesh group who have held out for over four months in a southern city and the military said the conflict would be over “very soon.” The army previously set a target of Sunday to end the fighting in Marawi, […]

Afghan air force gets its own Black Hawk choppers

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 08:57 ID: 1508048119176754800 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Parked at a military runway in Afghanistan near other aircraft used in the fight against the Taliban, the grey-green helicopter appears unremarkable at first blush. A second look at the UH-60 Black Hawk reveals a vital distinction: the US Army’s insignia has vanished, replaced by the […]

Kyrgyzstan votes in unpredictable presidential poll

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 07:22 ID: 1508042688536539800 BISHKEK: Voters in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan went to the polls Sunday to choose their next president in an unpredictable election setting the Central Asian country apart from its deeply authoritarian neighbors, but stoking fears of instability. Voting in the toughly fought election began at 0200 GMT and will conclude […]

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 07:14 ID: 1508043685726585600 VIENNA: Austrians were voting Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU’s youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc’s latest populist test. A rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member of 8.75 million people would […]
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