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US citizens among fatalities in Kabul hotel attack – official

Published time: 23 Jan, 2018 13:55 Edited time: 23 Jan, 2018 13:59 American citizens were killed and wounded in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, according to a US official cited by AFP. “We can confirm that there were US citizen fatalities and injuries,” the official said. He did not specify how many Americans were ...

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Tokyo holds ‘first ever’ missile attack drills amid N. Korea tensions

People in Tokyo rushed to seek shelter following a missile alert test. Despite the fact that similar drills have been staged before, it is the first of its kind for the Japanese capital amid ongoing tensions over North Korea. On Monday, Tokyo activated the government’s J-alert system to simulate a missile launch towards the city, calling for people to “evacuate ...

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18 people, incl 14 foreigners, killed in Afghan hotel attack – interior ministry

Eighteen people were killed when gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan Saturday, according to the country’s interior ministry. Fourteen of the dead were foreigners, including six Ukrainians. Of the foreigners killed in Saturday night’s attack, 11 worked for KamAir, a private Afghan airline, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said, as cited by AP. The airline issued an alert ...

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Man, 33, charged in France with planning to carry out terrorist attack

A man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in a video has been charged with plotting to carry out a terrorist attack in France. This is believed to be the first attack foiled in the country in 2018. The 33-year-old man, not previously known to police, was arrested near the southern city of Nimes on Tuesday, ...

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Ground phase of Turkish attack on Afrin will start on Sunday – PM

Following an intense shelling and bombing attack on Kurdish positions in Afrin Saturday, Turkey’s PM announced the ground phase of operation ‘Olive Branch’ will kick into gear Sunday. “From tomorrow [Sunday], depending on developments, our ground units will perform the necessary activities [as part of the Operation Olive Branch],” Binali Yildirim told reporters. He claimed the first phase of the ...

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Suspected hand grenade attack on police station in Malmo, Sweden

A loud bang has been heard at the police station in the Swedish city of Malmo. The explosion was caused by a hand grenade, according to news reports. “The place is locked off and the bombing group is on its way,” police spokeswoman Anna Goransson was quoted as saying by Aftonbladet. The alleged attack happened shortly after 9pm local time in ...

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Labour must attack Carillion’s ‘crony-capitalist crime,’ says Ex-MP George Galloway

Labour must step up its attack on the “crony-capitalist crime” of construction company Carillion, former MP George Galloway says. “Capitalism isn’t working… Unleash the dogs of war!” he tweeted. It was announced on Monday that Carillion is going into liquidation after being overwhelmed by huge financial difficulties, throwing the futures of 43,000 employees into turmoil. Huge government contracts for nearly ...

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Stalin comparison sends Senator Flake attack on Trump viral

Pre-released segments of an upcoming speech by Republican Senator Jeff Flake, in which the frequent Trump critic compares the US President’s words to those of communist leader Joseph Stalin, have gone viral on social media. The quotes were shared by the Washington Post and spread like wildfire on Twitter. “‘The enemy of the people,’ was what the president of the ...

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8 students and teacher injured as 2 masked men attack school in Russia – authorities

At least eight students and a teacher have received stab wounds, as two assailants wearing masks attacked a school in Perm, Russia, local authorities say. The incident occurred at school number 127 at 10:19am local time (8:19am Moscow time) when students returned to school after the Christmas holidays. The assailants, who attacked the Perm school students with knives, have been ...

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‘Marshall attack’: Assange sends Twitter into frenzy of speculation over chessboard

Julian Assange has once again sent Twitter into a frenzy of speculation with another cryptic tweet – this time posting an image of a famous chess strategy, prompting suggestions the whistleblower is preparing ‘checkmate’. The chessboard tweeted by Assange, unaccompanied by any text, shows a move from the Capablanca vs Marshall chess game of 1918 – considered one of the ...

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