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US expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

WASHINGTON, Oct 19: The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, U.S. officials say, although adding that the group’s technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited. U.S. forces have begun to regularly collect shell fragments to test for possible chemical agents, ...Full Article

Leonardo DiCaprio cooperating in 1MDB probe

WASHINGTON, Oct 19: Leonardo DiCaprio is aiding the investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scam that involved his hit film about financial market fraud, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” according ...Full Article

Obama tells Trump to ‘stop whining’ over rigged election claims

WASHINGTON, Oct 19: U.S. President Barack Obama lacerated Donald Trump on Tuesday over his repeated assertions that the Nov. 8 election is rigged against him, telling the Republican presidential candidate ...Full Article

Vietnam: Storm Sarika – most dangerous storm in years is en route    

HANOI, Oct 18: Storm Sarika is expected to enter the Tonkin Gulf and head towards  Vietnam’s coastal provinces from Quang Ninh to Nam Dinh on Wednesday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports. ...Full Article

Dozens of Japan lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

TOKYO, Oct 18: Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine on Tuesday (Oct 18), in an annual pilgrimage that has angered China and South Korea, who see ...Full Article

Russia announces brief Aleppo truce as EU warns of ‘war crimes’

ALEPPO, Syria, Oct 18: Russia on Monday (Oct 17) announced an eight-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire in Aleppo later this week, as the EU warned that the Syrian regime’s Moscow-backed assault ...Full Article

At least two dead in German chemical plant blast

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Oct 18: Two people were killed and two others were missing after an explosion on Monday (Oct 17) at a chemical plant at BASF’s headquarters in western ...Full Article

Clinton widens lead in latest poll as Trump cries foul

NEW YORK, Oct 18: Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump nationally and in key swing states three weeks before Election Day, a poll showed on Monday ...Full Article

Hanging bridge in Bali collapses, more than 10 people killed

JAKARTA, Oct 17: Bali’s hanging bridge, also known as “Jambatan Kuning” (Yellow Bridge) collapsed yesterday, with more than 10 people believed to be killed and 30 others confirmed injured so far. ...Full Article

Trump attacks, Clinton lies low as last debate nears

WASHINGTON, Oct 17: Donald Trump fired off an erratic new broadside at Hillary Clinton on Sunday (Oct 16), doubling down on the explosive claim that American media are colluding ...Full Article
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