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Japan will oppose South Sudan arms embargo, government source says

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged rival factions in war-torn South Sudan to bring an end to the crisis in Africa's youngest nation. Tens of thousands have been killed and more than two million others displaced amid accusations of atrocities on both sides, with ongoing peace implementation so far failing to yield a lasting political settlement to the crisis.


Mortar fire kills 11 in Mosul, including aid workers

Mortar fire kills 11 in Mosul, including aid workers

The victims were queuing for United Nations emergency assistance when the incident occurred. "They should be protected, not attacked", she said , adding: "The killing of civilians and aid workers violates every humanitarian principle". It cited instances of IS militants telling residents that those who stay behind are " unbelievers " and therefore valid targets beside the Iraqi and coalition forces.



Japan approves $43.6bn military Budget to counter North Korea

In this regard, Japan is said to expand its fleet from 16 to 22 submarines with newer, improved sensor capabilities that will cost 72.8 billion yen. Meanwhile, the country's ballistic missile defence system will also be upgraded in response to advances in North Korea's programme.



Putin pays respects to murdered ambassador

The act was nearly surreal: the veteran diplomat was mowed down as he spoke at a photographic exhibition in the Turkish capital, murdered by an off-duty police officer apparently as a reaction to events in neighboring Syria. Turkey's state-run news agency said authorities have released six members of Altintas' family who were detained for questioning in the aftermath of the killing.


ED arrests Kolkata bizman who changed Rs 25 crore notes

ED arrests Kolkata bizman who changed Rs 25 crore notes

Lodha was arrested by the ED from Mumbai in connection with the recovery of a large amount of new currency notes from a Delhi law firm belonging to advocate Rohit Tandon and Chennai businessman Sekhar Reddy. Later in the day a city court sent Lodha to seven days in ED's custody. The 62-year-old gained prominence after his aggressive takeover of Peerless General Finance and Investment Company Ltd in 1991.