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China to raise defence budget by 8.1pct in 2018

China to raise defence budget by 8.1pct in 2018

In a further display of sophistication, China in early February said it successfully tested a mid-course anti-missile defense system, deploying similar technology to that used to destroy a defunct Chinese satellite in 2007. China has the world's largest military by number of personnel, but Li said the country had "basically completed" the target of reducing the size of the armed forces by 300,000 troops.


Leicester explosion: sixth man arrested

Leicester explosion: sixth man arrested

The Leicestershire Police named the men as 33-year-old Aram Kurd, the owner of the Polish mini-supermarket Zabka on the ground floor of the building, 32-year-old Hawker Hassan and 37-year-old Arkan Ali. Five people died in the blast and Wednesday's police statement indicated there may be people still missing and feared dead. The fifth victim is thought to be Shane and Sean's mother, Mary, 46.


Girl, 2, killed by shop mirror in freak accident

Girl, 2, killed by shop mirror in freak accident

Latisha Culpatrick works at the MetroPCS store next door. Ifthar says she died an hour after being taken to the hospital. "I'm sure the mom didn't think when she was coming in to go shopping she wouldn't come out with her child. Talking about his young cousin, Iftkhar told the New York Daily News that the little girl made everyone happy when she was around them. The family said they have so many unanswered questions.


Didi called me over People's Front: KCR

Didi called me over People's Front: KCR

He alleged that both BJP and Congress, who ruled for most of the time since independence, had miserably failed to address real issues of people, and unless an alternative emerges the country will continue to have the same politics of allegations and counter-allegations and brick-batting between them.


West Virginia Senate passes oil, natural gas drilling bill

West Virginia Senate passes oil, natural gas drilling bill

Jim Justice. The West Virginia teachers have said they will continue to strike, at least, until the end of Monday, after the state lawmakers decided that they will not be raising the teachers' pay by 5 percent as promised. Many teachers said they wanted an immediate change to PEIA, because premium increases were so high that teachers had to take on second jobs. Senate Republicans, who control the chamber, have repeatedly emphasized spending restraint while saying the teachers and West ...


At least 5 killed as storm hits United States East Coast

At least 5 killed as storm hits United States East Coast

Officials with Amtrak also announced that service would be temporarily suspended until clearance has been given to resume. High winds and driving rain are causing thousands of flight cancellations at East Coast airports. The front edge of the storm expected to pound the East Coast dropped as much as a foot of snow on parts of northeast OH, with heavy winds leading to power outages and school closings.