Pentagon: ‘Senior Al-Qaeda Leader’ Killed In US Strike In Syria
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Pentagon: ‘Senior Al-Qaeda Leader’ Killed In US Strike In Syria

As part of ongoing efforts to disrupt terrorist networks, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook today confirmed that U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Sarmada in northwest Syria Nov. 18 that killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida leader in Syria. “He had ties to terrorist groups operating …

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: TPP would be “meaningless” without the US
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe: TPP would be “meaningless” without the US

Japan’s prime minister said on Monday the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be “meaningless” without U.S. participation, as Donald Trump announced he planned to quit the pact. Abe spoke after attending a weekend meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Peru at which some said they might seek …

Trump to ‘withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership’ on day one
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Trump to ‘withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership’ on day one

President-elect Trump released a video laying out actions he would take on his first day in office on January 20, including his announcement of a full withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership by presidential executive order. Mr Trump also said he would issue a rule cutting government …

Tsunami warning issued after 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan
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Tsunami warning issued after 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

  A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan this morning, triggering tsunamis along the coast including a one-metre (3.3-foot) wave that crashed ashore at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. The 5:59 a.m. quake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in the northeastern …

ISIS Claims attack that killed over 30 at Shiite mosque in Kabul
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ISIS Claims attack that killed over 30 at Shiite mosque in Kabul

A suicide bomber struck a crowded gathering of Shiite Muslims in the Afghan capital on Monday, officials said, killing at least 30 people in the latest assault against religious minorities here to be claimed by militants loyal to the Islamic State. The attacker was mingling with worshippers inside the Baqirul Olum …

Jammu and Kashmir: One jawan killed, seven injured during cross-border firing in Rajouri
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Jammu and Kashmir: One jawan killed, seven injured during cross-border firing in Rajouri

Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night one BSF head constable Rai Singh was martyred and seven Indian jawans were injured. This is the third ceasefire violation in less than 24 hours. “Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and …

Young hero Faraaz to be honoured with Mother Teresa award
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Young hero Faraaz to be honoured with Mother Teresa award

Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, the young man who refused to desert his friends during the July 1 terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery, will be awarded Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice posthumously at a ceremony in Mumbai yesterday. Faraaz’s parents will receive the award at the JW …

Queen Elizabeth II invites Trump for official state visit to the UK 
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Queen Elizabeth II invites Trump for official state visit to the UK 

 The British government is planning to use Queen Elizabeth II as a “secret weapon” to invite US President-elect Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace in the first half of 2017 to bolster US-UK ties, a news report claimed on Sunday. Ministers believe the Queen is their “secret weapon” and …