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Two earthquakes hit Indonesian province of Aceh

JAKARTA, Feb 16: Two earthquakes hit the Indonesian province of Aceh on Thursday (Feb 16) in an area that was struck by an earthquake in December. The quakes measured at magnitude 5.1 and 5.6 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) hit in quick succession not long after 3am on Thursday, reported AP. The Indonesian Red Cross said two ...Full Article

Thai police surround scandal-hit Buddhist temple after PM order

BANGKOK, Feb 16: Soldiers and police surrounded a scandal-hit Buddhist temple on Bangkok’s outskirts early Thursday (Feb 16) in apparent preparation for a raid to arrest the sect’s spiritual ...Full Article

Five years ago, N Korean leader’s brother pleaded for his life

SEOUL, Feb 16: Five years ago, Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s ruler, pleaded with his younger sibling to spare his life, according to two lawmakers in ...Full Article

Venezuela bans Spanish-language CNN for Iraq report

CARACAS, Feb 16: Venezuela pulled CNN’s Spanish-language television channel off the air on Wednesday (Feb 15), accusing it of spreading “propaganda” about an alleged visa racket at the country’s ...Full Article

US defence chief threatens to reduce NATO commitment

BRUSSELS, Feb 16: US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday (Feb 15) bluntly warned NATO allies to meet their spending pledges or else the Donald Trump administration would “moderate ...Full Article

Trump drops US commitment to ‘two-state’ Mideast deal

WASHINGTON, Feb 16: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Feb 15) halted Washington’s quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying he would back a single state ...Full Article

Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

MOSCOW, Feb 16: Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President ...Full Article

North Korea opens ice festival with Kim body barely cold

PYONGYANG, Feb 15: Less than two days after the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, small girls in frilly pastel leotards opened an ice skating gala in ...Full Article

[VIDEO]: Image of Jong-nam’s alleged assassin caught on CCTV

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15: A clearer image of a woman believed to be one of the assassins who killed Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, ...Full Article

S Korea suspects female assassins killed half-brother of N Korea leader

SEOUL/KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15: South Korea’s spy agency suspects two female North Korean agents assassinated the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia, lawmakers in ...Full Article
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