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Japan set to return to nuclear 
power after 2-year hiatus

Japan set to return to nuclear power after 2-year hiatus

AFP, TOKYO: Japan will Tuesday begin restarting its nuclear power programme, officials said, after a two-year shutdown sparked by public fears following…

Al-Nusra withdraws from frontline

AFP, BEIRUT:  Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate Al-Nusra Front has announced a surprise withdrawal from its front lines against its jihadist rival Islamic State in areas along Syria’s northern border with Turkey. It said the decision was being taken to avoid cooperating with a US-Turkish plan…

Ukraine reports heavy tank battle with rebels

AFP, KIEV: Ukraine yesterday said it had repelled a rare tank assault by pro-Russian rebels that threatened to erase a shacky ceasefire and dangerously escalate the 16-month war in its breakaway east. President Petro Poroshenko said about “200 insurgents used tanks to storm” Novolaspa—a…

Stampede at India temple kills 11

AFP, NEW DELHI: A stampede outside a temple killed at least 11 pilgrims in eastern India early yesterday after thousands tried to jump a queue that stretched for kilometres during a holy Hindu month, a police officer said. Authorities said devotees who had massed outside overnight had rushed towards…

Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills 5

AFP, KABUL: At least five people were killed yesterday when a Taliban suicide car bomber struck near the entrance of Kabul's international airport, the latest in a wave of lethal bombings in the Afghan capital. The Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the blast, have stepped up attacks amid…

Egypt delays verdict in trial of Qaeda chiefs brother

AFP, CAIRO: Egypt yesterday postponed again its verdict in the trial of the brother of the Al-Qaeda chief but sentenced 10 co-defendants to death for forming a “terrorist group”, a court official said. The verdict against Mohamed al-Zawahiri, whose brother Ayman al-Zawahiri heads the global…

Typhoon Soudelor death toll rises to 21 in China

AFP, SHANGHAI: The number of people killed by Typhoon Soudelor in China rose to 21 yesterday, authorities said, with five more missing. Four died on Monday as the storm—downgraded to a tropical depression by the China Meteorological Administration—battered the eastern province of Anhui,…

Nine killed in IS car bomb attack in Libya

AFP, TRIPOLI: A car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group has killed nine people and wounded dozens in Libya’s eastern coastal city of Derna, a medical source said. “Nine persons were killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb in Derna city” yesterday night, a medical official…
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