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Three US attacks in 24 hours probed for terror links

NEW YORK, Sept 19: Three separate attacks carried out in the United States on a single day – a New York bombing, a Minnesota mass stabbing and a New Jersey pipe bomb blast – were under investigation on Sunday (Sep 18) for potential terror links. Explosions in New York and New Jersey. (AFP Photo) Authorities say there is no ...Full Article

Putin’s party dominates in Russia parliament vote

MOSCOW, Sept 19: Russia’s ruling United Russia party on Sunday (Sep 18) cruised to an easy victory at parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin ...Full Article

New York bomb is ‘terror’, no claim and motive unclear: Governor

NEW YORK, Sept 19: A bomb that tore through an upscale New York neighbourhood injuring 29 people was an act of terror, the state governor said on Sunday (Sep ...Full Article

UN Security Council to meet on Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18: The UN Security Council will hold urgent consultations on Saturday (Sep 17) after US-led coalition air strikes hit Syrian military positions, diplomats said. Russia requested ...Full Article

Belgium ‘euthanises’ terminally-ill child in landmark case

BRUSSELS, Sept 18: A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be euthanised in Belgium since age restrictions on such mercy killings in the country were lifted ...Full Article

Israeli missiles shoot down rockets fired from Syria

JERUSALEM, Sept 18: Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system destroyed two rockets fired from Syria at the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights on Saturday (Sep 17) in an ...Full Article

Norwegian hostage freed by al Qaeda-linked group in Philippines

MANILA, Sept 18: A Norwegian man held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group in the southern Philippines since September last year was freed on Saturday, ...Full Article

IS sex slavery survivor named UN goodwill ambassador

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17: A young Iraqi woman who survived rape and abuse as a sex slave of Islamic State fighters on Friday (Sep 16) became a UN goodwill ...Full Article

Russia, US seek to prolong Syria truce but aid blocked, violence spreads

BEIRUT/CILVEGOZU, Turkey, Sept 17: The United States and Russia said on Friday they wanted to extend the four-day-old ceasefire in Syria they have co-sponsored, although the agreement looked increasingly ...Full Article

EU vows post-Brexit ‘vision’ in six months

BRATISLAVA, Sept 17: European Union leaders agreed at a post-Brexit summit on Friday (Sep 16) to forge a new “vision” within six months to restore faith and unity in ...Full Article
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