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Iran successfully test-fires S-300 air defence system

The tests included all phases, namely, detection, identification, interception and target shooting. The Islamic republic is now designing and manufacturing an indigenous version of the S-300 system, called Bavar-373, Brig. State TV posted videos online of the missiles being launched from the back of trucks in Iran's central desert. Iran purchased the system from Russian Federation and integrated into the defense system of the country in 2016. Read More

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Jordan executes 10 men convicted of terror charges

Jordan executes 10 men convicted of terror charges

Mohammed Momani said 10 of the men had been convicted of terrorism charges, and five more for other crimes, including rape. The men were hanged at a correctional center south of Amman. Jordan intensified a campaign against suspected extremists after ISIS released a video in early 2015, showing its militants burning to death the fighter pilot as he was trapped in a cage. Read More

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Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping His Phone: 'Sick'

Bad (or sick) guy!" the President added. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!", the President tweeted. Where the allegations came from is unclear, but Trump did issue the tweets after defending Jeff Sessions, the USA attorney who is under scrutiny for meeting with the Russian ambassador to Washington twice during the presidential election a year ago. Read More

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Mumbai's Mayor Will Be From Shiv Sena As BJP Steps Aside

Mumbai's Mayor Will Be From Shiv Sena As BJP Steps Aside

If reports are to be believed, the BJP has promised Geeta a member of the prestigious Standing Committee. It is now clear that the next Mayor will be from Shiv Sena party which had won 84 seats in BMC elections held last week. The CM assured that the government is stable saying that Shiv Sena's minister had attended Friday's cabinet metting. Whi Vishvanath Mahadeshwar was named party's candidate for mayor's post in the BMC, Hareshwar Worlikar will be the nominee for deputy mayor's post. Read More

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About Chuck Schumer's meeting with Vladimir Putin in '03

Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath". He attached a photo of a younger Schumer drinking coffee and eating what appeared to be donuts with Russian President Vladimir Putin . It is not improper for elected officials to meet with foreign diplomats. Trump has admitted, however, that Sessions could have stated his response "more accurately" at his confirmation hearing. Read More

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USA : Week after techie murder , Indian businessman Harnish Patel shot dead

USA : Week after techie murder , Indian businessman Harnish Patel shot dead

Although the police has said that there is no reason for them to believe that this was a racially motivated death, the government will have a hard time claiming that this is an isolated case. Adam Purinton was arrested and charged with murder. Patel was the owner of the Speedee Mart. "I would have no idea who would do anything like this to him as good as he is to everybody", Jones said. Read More

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Kim Jong Nam killing: KL to free N. Korean

Kim Jong Nam killing: KL to free N. Korean

South Korean intelligence officials say the murder was an assassination organised by North Korea because the victim was perceived at one point to be a threat to Kim Jong-Un's grip on power. North Korea's envoy to the conference, Ju Yong Choi, rejected the suggestion as "despicable" and said the country has never produced or stockpiled chemical weapons. Read More

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Korean embassy launches emergency task force after China announces tour ban

Lotte has already suffered business setbacks and boycott threats in China over the plan. Seoul and Washington say the system is needed to defend against North Korea's missile threat and is not targeted at any other regional states. Regulations suspected to be Chinese retaliation for Lotte are also being confirmed . But, he added without eleboration, that applied "only if the companies concerned operate according to Chinese regulations". Read More

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Tensions Grow Between Malaysia and North Korea over Kim Jong-nam Death

Malaysian authorities have handled the high profile murder case of Kim Jong-nam professionally, and North Korea must respect this professionalism, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The North has denied any involvement in Kim Jong-Nam's murder, accusing the South, the US and Malaysia of a "smear campaign". The ministry said Malaysia valued highly the important work being carried out by the UNSC Sanctions Committee on North Korea by ensuring the full implementation ... Read More

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Snapchat hopes to raise $3.4 billion in IPO

Snapchat hopes to raise $3.4 billion in IPO

The company's fate on Wall Street also stands to serve as a litmus test of sorts that will help us understand if the age of overhyped social media companies is coming to a close. The number of people downloading Instagram's app has been accelerating during the past six months, suggesting a gradual shift away from the Snapchat app, based on an analysis of activity in Apple's app store from financial advice site ValuePenguin. Read More

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Vidya Balan reacts on Gurmehar Kaur row, talks about freedom of expression

Vidya Balan reacts on Gurmehar Kaur row, talks about freedom of expression

Kaur posted a picture on Facebook saying: "I am a student of Delhi University". "Those supporting Gurmehar Kaur are pro-Pakistan and therefore, such people should be thrown out of the country", Vij had said. "I would be grateful if I were just left alone because neither my family nor I want to talk about it", she said. Coming out in support of Gurmehar Kaur , Fayaz Khan, a Pakistani national who presently lives in Australia, uploaded a video on YouTube in a similar format, stating ... Read More

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Trump to Chuck Schumer

The president called for a probe into Schumer's "ties to Russian Federation and Putin" and called the NY senator "A total hypocrite!" He has raised questions about Russia's interference in the November presidential election and followed up saying Trump and his associates' ties to Russian Federation are "extremely troubling". Read More

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China using travel warnings as a political tool against South Korea

On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang issued a statement reaffirming friendship with South Korea. The detained tourists are not the only point of contention between China and South Korea. The stakes are high. China is also South Korea's biggest trading partner, accounting for about a quarter of its exports . More recently, the Communist Party of China began to mention a severance of diplomatic relations and boycott campaigns after Lotte made a decision to provide land ... Read More

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Korean Ports Brace for China Pullback

Cheong recently published the book of "Everything about THAAD " to make it widely known among people that South Korea could be the biggest victim of the THAAD deployment on its soil. As the land swap agreement was given a green sign by both Lotte and the South Korean government, Beijing was quick to create a formal opposition to the THAAD with Russian Federation less than 24 hours after the deal was signed. Read More

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China Raising Military Budget by About 7%

China Raising Military Budget by About 7%

A 7 percent rise for this year based on last year's budget would bring the figure to 1.02 trillion yuan, still only a quarter or so of the US defense budget. The press conference on the fifth session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2017. Read More

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North Korea claims heart attack, not women, killed Kim Jong Un's brother

Malaysian authorities have also arrested one North Korean and named at least four other suspects who were said to have fled to Pyongyang after the attack. Two women were seen on video smearing a substance, identified as VX nerve agent , on his face in the airport. "The warrant is not only to be served, but some diplomatic procedures have to be followed", he said, musing that embassy staff should "respect the legal system, ethics, culture and the normal practice in our country, as well as the ... Read More

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Nike Launches Plus Size Women's Collection

Nike Launches Plus Size Women's Collection

Nike is continuing to make a difference in the body positivity movement with its new plus-size collection. Our motivation is to ensure she has the solutions to achieve her full potential as an athlete. "Those "accent" items are precisely what we are delivering as we expand our range of innovations and products for plus size athletes". Helen Boucher , vice president of women's training apparel, said the line reflects the fact that today young girls today want to be "strong". Read More

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Observing Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent

Observing Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent

Episocopal Jacks know sometimes students' busy schedule prevents them from attending church services on Ash Wednesday. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized), though some churches use ordinary oil. Read More

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Spiritual leader of Bangladesh militant group arrested

Spiritual leader of Bangladesh militant group arrested

He used to preach the militants for establishing Islamic law in Bangladesh. Kashem was shown arrested in a case related to the Kallyanpur militant den bust. Several leaders of New JMB including its military and operations chief Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury have been killed or arrested after the deadly attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 past year which claimed 20 lives including 18 foreigners. Read More

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