Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Typhoon Hagibis swallows more than 20 people

Typhoon Hagibis victims has risen to over 20, local media reported Sunday, a day after the storm hit Japan with heavy rains and devastating floods. More than 100,000 rescue teams, including 31,000 troops, rushed through the night to search for...

Typhoon Hagibis likely to hit eastern Japan on Saturday

Typhoon Hagibis is expected to sweep eastern Japan on Saturday, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to large areas of the country, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Thursday. Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) quoting the Japanese Meteorological Agency, that the...

Four top Taliban leaders killed in western Afghanistan

Afghan authorities said Tuesday that Moulvi Kamran, commander of the Taliban military commission responsible for 20 provinces, and three other senior Taliban leaders were killed in an air strike in the western province of Farah. The security forces launched an...

Russian citizenship: Labor Ministry proposes to simplify acquisition of citizenship by foreign medical professionals

The Russian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has proposed to expand a list of specialists to double Russian citizenship. This is mainly about health and agriculture specialists. The draft ministerial order has been published today, and the accompanying explanatory...

Researchers warn: high ozone is destroying corn crops in India and China

High levels of ozone are destroying corn crops in areas such as India and China, where researchers predict yield losses of about 10 percent. Ozone, released as a result of fossil fuels, causes corn crops to grow efficiently prematurely and...

Japan: North Korea fired a missile that landed in the economic zone

North Korea fired a missile that landed in the exclusive economic zone of Japan off Shimane province, a government spokesman said Wednesday. North Korea also fired an unidentified projectile on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency quoted South Korean military as saying. The...

Special forces kill eight Taliban militants in western Afghanistan

Afghan special forces have killed eight Taliban militants in the western province of Farah, military officials said on Wednesday. In a separate operation in Ghazni province, the Afghan News Agency (Khama Press) quoted the officials as saying that the special...

Iran holds joint exercises with Russia and China in Oman Sea and Indian Ocean

Iran has announced that it will hold joint exercises with Russia and China soon in the Sea of ​​Oman and the Indian Ocean, for the first time. Brigadier-General Qadeer Nizami, head of the international affairs and defense diplomacy section of...

Two blasts target a telecom sales center in the Afghan capital

Two explosions targeted a sales center of a telecommunications company in the Afghan capital of Kabul, where the first explosion occurred in Isa Awal Park in Khair Khana. The second explosion occurred moments after security forces arrived in the area,...

Iran detains three Australians

The Australian government on Wednesday said three of its citizens were detained in Iran, the latest series of Western arrests by Tehran authorities. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides consular assistance to the families of the three Australians...

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The British royal couple brought back memories of Princess Diana in Pakistan

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Johnson: We have a great new deal that puts us in control

Boris Johnson said on twitter: "We have a great new deal that puts us in control, now Parliament should finish Brexit on Saturday, so...