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Militant attack ongoing at Kabul intelligence training centre

Militant attack ongoing at Kabul intelligence training centre

Heavily armed militants attacked an Afghan intelligence agency facility in Kabul Monday, sparking fierce clashes with security forces. The Afshar area of Kabul where the attack took place is close to a facility of the National Directorate of Security, the main Afghan intelligence agency, as well as a private university.



China's warplanes hold drill near Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

Chinese aircraft last flew in Korea-claimed airspace on January 9, when they deployed six H-6K bombers, a KJ-200, a propeller airborne early warning and control aircraft and a Y-9 reconnaissance plane. China unilaterally proclaimed its air defense identification zone in the East China Sea on November 23, 2013. ADIZ aren't subject to worldwide treaties or agreements and are larger than traditional national air spaces.


French aerospace firm Thales buys European SIM maker Gemalto

French aerospace firm Thales buys European SIM maker Gemalto

Xylem is acquiring Pure Technologies for $397m, with Xylem adding Pure's water infrastructure diagnostic and analytics portfolio to its water utility offerings. "We share the same values and Gemalto will be able to pursue its strategy, accelerate its development and deliver its digital security vision, as part of Thales".



Possibility of N-war in S Asia can not be ruled out: Pak

Lt Gen (r) Janjua claimed that the USA has opposed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and has given New Delhi a priority over Islamabad by giving India a significant role in Afghanistan's political process. He remarked that Pakistan- in the war against terror- has faced tremendous human and economic loss and Taliban are getting stronger in Afghanistan but the USA is blaming Pakistan for "its own failure in Afghanistan".


Christmas snow flurries possible in Central Texas

Christmas snow flurries possible in Central Texas

Dylan is the fourth storm to be named this season after Aileen, Brian and Caroline brought widespread disruption and travel chaos to the UK. Although the name has been selected, the Met Office will not yet put "Storm Dylan" into use until "medium weather impact" from rain, wind or snow is forecast.