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China says it seized US Navy drone to ensure safety of ships

While the United States takes no position on sovereignty claims in the South China Sea, it has repeatedly stressed all maritime claims must comply with worldwide law. The drone incident has raised fresh concerns about China's increased military presence and aggressive posture in the disputed South China Sea, including its militarization of maritime outposts.



Sharad Pawar resigns as MCA president

In a shocking announcement Sharad Pawar has made a decision to step down from his post as the President of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Pawar, 76, said in his resignation letter, "Supreme Court order does not allow administrator over 70 years age to be in office".


Gunmen kill five Afghan airport staff

Gunmen kill five Afghan airport staff

Samim Khpolwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, told RFE/RL that the women - civilian employees at the airport - were on their way to work when at least three gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on them. No group or individual have claimed of responsibility so far. Restoring fundamental women's rights was one of the main objectives of the worldwide community in Afghanistan , where the hardline Taliban Islamist banned girls from school and women from work in their rule from ...


Militants kill three soldiers in occupied Kashmir

Militants kill three soldiers in occupied Kashmir

He however refused to give any further details on identities or whether any one was injured. Indian media reported that the army convoy was attacked on Srinagar-Jammu Highway in Kadlabal area of Pampore. This is the third major attack near Pampore this year. A massive search operation is underway to nab the attackers. The attack occurred at Pampore in Pulwama district this afternoon, Indian police said.


Erdogan calls for Aleppo ceasefire deal to be respected

Erdogan calls for Aleppo ceasefire deal to be respected

Evacuations of rebels and civilians from the besieged districts of east Aleppo, which began on Thursday, were made possible following talks between Russian Federation and Turkey. The Russian president was cautious to clarify that the new talks would not overshadow similar talks brokered by the U.N.in Geneva. She said the HNC doesn't believe Astana is "the appropriate place".


United States more than doubles bounty on IS leader

United States more than doubles bounty on IS leader

The State Department had previously offered 10 million dollars (£8m) for information that helps the USA determine the location of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, or arrest and convict him. "We encourage anyone with information about al-Baghdadi to contact the Rewards for Justice office via e-mail (no2daesh@rewards4justice.co), by phone (1-800-877-3927 in North America), or by mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA)".