PYONGYANG - North Korea continued to fire short range projectiles into waters off its east coast for a third straight day on Monday, officials here said, despite warnings from the US and South Korea against increasing tensions. The North has conducted six such firings since Saturday, in what are believed to be tests of short-range guided missiles or rockets from multiple launchers, officials ...
NEW DELHI - India and China Monday played down a recent border stand-off and agreed to maintain peace along their disputed boundary as well as boost economic relations. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who decided to make India the first stop of his maiden foreign jaunt as premier, stressed that the population of the two nations comprised one third of the world. Both countries have ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf was Monday granted bail in a case related to the assassination of ex premier Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf has been under house arrest because he is accused of failing to provide adequate security for Bhutto who was murdered in a bomb and gun attack in December 2007 while campaigning for elections. The assassination ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq - More than 60 people, including Iranian Shia pilgrims, were killed in a series of car bombings and shootings across Iraq Monday, officials said. The worst hit in Monday's violence was Baghdad where eight car bombs and a roadside bomb ripped through bus stops, marketplaces and other crowded areas in Shia neighbourhoods. The attacks left 12 people dead and 109 wounded, a senior ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon - At least 23 elite fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, fighting alongside the Syrian government troops, were killed near the Lebanese border Monday, an activist group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's war, said more than 100 Hezbollah members also have been wounded in the fighting around the opposition-held ...
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Unlike The Fellowship of the Ring, which opened with an information-packed prologue and then slowly eased itself into an extensive and leisurely introduction to all the major characters in the film, The Two Towers, the second installment of Peter Jacksons gloriously ambitious adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkiens sprawling fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings, dives right into the acti ... ...
Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
A wave of car bombings and suicide attacks against Shi'ite Muslims ripped through Iraqi cities Monday, killing at least 76 people and wounding scores more, extending the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops withdrew from the country in December 2011. The attacks increased the number of Iraqis killed in sectarian clashes over the past week to more than 200, including 70 who died Friday ...
A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said. The worst violence occurred in Baghdad, when eight car bombs and a roadside bomb ripped through bus stops, marketplaces and other crowded areas in Shia neighbourhoods in the capital city, killing 12 ...
In a bid to prove to the world that "disability was not inability", Sudharshan Gautam, a Nepali-Canadian citizen, became the first amputee to climb Mount Everest without the help of prosthetic limbs, officials said Monday. "We received information that Gautam, who has no hands, climbed Mount Everest," Dipendra Paudel, an official at Nepal's mountain department under the ministry of tourism and ...
The Indian boxers' campaign came to an end at the Khabarovsk International Competition here with two silver and three bronze medals. The two Indians in the finals -- national games gold medallist Nanao Singh (49kg) and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Dilbagh Singh (69kg) -- had to be content with a silver medal finish after they lost to their respective opponents in the title round ...
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A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said.
The worst violence occurred in Baghdad, when eight car bombs and a roadside bomb ripped through bus stops, marketplaces and other crowded areas in Shia neighbourhoods in the capital city, killing 12 people and wounding 109, Xinhua reported.
In Iraq's oil-rich city of Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad, 11 people were killed and 35 wounded when two car bombs went off almost simultaneously.
A roadside bomb went off near fighters of a government-backed paramilitary group -- the Awakening Council -- in Samarra, 110 km north of Baghdad, killing two fighters and wounding 18, police told Xinhua.
The fighters of the Sunni group had gathered near an army base to collect their salaries.
In another incident, unidentified gunmen opened fire on another group of Sunni fighters when they were also collecting their salaries in Yathrib, 85 km north of Baghdad. One Sunni fighter was killed and two were wounded.
Meanwhile, a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car at a checkpoint manned by members of another Sunni paramilitary group in Baiji, 220 km north of Baghdad, killing two fighters and wounding five others. ...
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