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LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 Aug 2017 2pm

N Korea's Fiery Rhetoric On US-S Korea Military Drills

North Korea on Tuesday greeted the start of annual US-South Korean military drills with fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal.

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Hamdullah Mohib: Trump's Policy Will Lead To Stability

In something of a reverse from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump has committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signalling he would send more troops as he vowed "a fight to win".

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Supreme Court Suspends ‘Triple Talaq' Divorce Law

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of a Muslim divorce law until the government frames new legislation, a partial victory for Muslim women who had long argued that the rule violated their right to equality.

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Cambridge University Press Re-Posts Censored Articles

A top UK academic publisher that bowed to pressure from Beijing to block online access to hundreds of scholarly articles in China has reversed its decision following an outcry from academics.

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Raqqa: US-Led Attacks ‘Kill 100 Civilians' In 48 Hours

At least 100 civilians have been killed over the past 48 hours by US-led air attacks targeting fighters in Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in Syria.

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Cloud-Seeding Experiments Take Off In India

A cloud-seeding project is finally under way in the Indian state of Karnataka.

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Dubai TV Airs ‘Fake News' About Rallies, Curfew In Doha

Dubai TV has aired a false report claiming anti-government demonstrations took place in Doha, Qatar, and alleged that troops - including soldiers from Turkey - sprayed tear gas at protesters.

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Social Media Reacts To Ban On ‘Triple Talaq' Divorce

In a move hailed by activists as important and progressive, India on Tuesday banned the practice of instant divorce used among its Muslim minority population.

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World Reacts To Trump's New Strategy On Afghan War

Politicians from across the world have reacted to US President Donald Trump's new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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Dozens Injured In High-Speed Train Incident Outside Philadelphia

Thirty-three people were injured when an incoming high-speed train struck an unoccupied train car inside an Upper Darby, PA, transit terminal early Tuesday morning, Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie.

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