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Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Ministry of Defense spokesman General Daulat Waziri said Sunday that 10 attackers wearing army uniforms passed through two checkpoints at the base in two military vehicles on Friday. "Afghan president has ordered a full and technical investigation with regards to the attack on the military base". Many internet commentators called for the resignation of Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and the commander of the 209th Corps stationed at the base.


Revolt first success in 'dharma yudh' against Sasikala: OPS

Revolt first success in 'dharma yudh' against Sasikala: OPS

Reportedly, there are appeals from the Panneerselvam camp to elect him as the new chief minister in place of Edappadi Palaniswamy who was chosen as Sasikala's proxy. Panneerselvam broke ranks with Sasikala in February, alleging he was forced to resign. "We wanted the doubts to be cleared on Jayalalithaa's death", he said reiterating that they began this dharma yudh with two conditions - a judicial probe into Amma's death and removing Sasikala's family.


US carrier, heading to Korea, trains with Japanese destroyers

US carrier, heading to Korea, trains with Japanese destroyers

North Korea has conducted five nuclear weapons tests, two of them a year ago, and has carried out a stream of ballistic missile tests, in defiance of United Nations sanctions. The U.S. group also includes a guided-missile cruiser and a guided-missile destroyer. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. "They were going the other way".



Malcolm Turnbull defends new 'Australian values' test

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton denies the Turnbull government is singling out particular communities as it tightens the requirements for Australian citizenship. "We want people to demonstrate they have have worked, sent children to school... it's not an issue that is properly tested now", said Dutton. The 457 visa programme allowed foreign nationals to work in Australia for up to four years in skilled jobs where workers were tough to find locally.



Palestinian Prisoners Begin Mass Hunger Strike

The United Nations on Tuesday said it was following closely a hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons and urged restraint following clashes with the strikers' supporters in the West Bank. "They are terrorists and incarcerated murderers who are getting what they deserve ", Erdan said. "After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike", Barghouti, a leader of Fatah group, wrote in The New York ...


German lawmakers welcome Macron lead in French election

German lawmakers welcome Macron lead in French election

With 11 names on the ballot, no one candidate is expected to win an outright majority, and only four leading contenders are seen as having a realistic prospect of making it through to the second round of voting. I'm voting for someone who I think represents my views. It was also a success for Le Pen, who has spent years attempting to rid the Front National of the toxic legacy of her father.