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Singapore teams heads to Hong Kong to secure army carriers

Singapore teams heads to Hong Kong to secure army carriers

At a routine press briefing on Friday the ministry's spokesman Geng Shuang said China is now verifying the related details when asked if Singapore has to contact the Chinese Foreign Ministry for the release of the vehicles. obtaining the necessary permits required to transit through ports", a ministry statement said. Radio Television Hong Kong said the armored vehicles arrived on board a container ship from Taiwan and were destined for Singapore. Read More

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Syrian Troops Capture East Aleppo Neighborhood from Rebels

Syrian Troops Capture East Aleppo Neighborhood from Rebels

The last time fighting paused for humanitarian aid was November 13 - the date of the last shipment of food and medical supplies from United Nations humanitarian workers. Guarantees are also needed from regime ally Russian Federation. A number of the besieged areas near Damascus have succumbed to the government pressure in recent months, with rebels leaving to the northeastern province of Idlib in negotiated agreements with the government. Read More

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Katie Taylor claims victory in professional debut

Katie Taylor claims victory in professional debut

But Taylor, 30, was expected to have a fairly easy time with Kopinska (7-15-13, 2 KO), and she did, simply outclassing her opponent from the start of the fight. "It looks like we're set for March 18 at Madison Square Garden after discussions with Tom Loeffler (Golovkin's promoter)". Taylor was unable to defend her women's lightweight title at the Rio Games, losing a close quarterfinal to Finland's Mira Potkonen. Read More

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Turkey Says Soldiers Killed in Syria by Airstrike Blamed on Damascus

Turkey Says Soldiers Killed in Syria by Airstrike Blamed on Damascus

Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad's comments were the first by a Syrian official since Thursday when three Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Syria in what the Turkish military said was a pre-dawn Syrian airstrike. The incident, which occurred after Russia violated Turkey's sovereignty multiple times, severed ties between Russia and Turkey for months before Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a supportive note to Erdogan in July, when Erdogan successfully quashed an ... Read More

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Tropical Storm Otto jumps from Atlantic to Pacific

El Salvador's emergency services posted on Twitter that it had not received reports of damage at a national level, but urged those living along the country's Pacific coast to withdraw up to 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) away from the shore. Officials in both countries had evacuated the most at-risk areas before the hurricane hit, and closed schools and mobilised emergency crews. Officials in Costa Rica ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from its Caribbean coast and called off school nationwide ... Read More

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Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed as new army chief

Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed as new army chief

Lt-Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa also commanded a brigade headquarter as a brigade major, commanded infantry unit as Lt Col, he was Grade-I officer [GSO-I] in 10 Corps headquarters and has also commanded a brigade in an operation area. He also served in the 10 Corps as lieutenant colonel, where he was GSO. According to the analyst, appointment of Lt General Qamar Javed Bajwa has sent a significant signal to arch-rival India as the fresh army chief remained clear over stance towards India all through ... Read More

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Arrests in Athens as protest turns violent during Obama's visit to Greece

Arrests in Athens as protest turns violent during Obama's visit to Greece

Obama said countries across Europe as well as the United States were confronting populist movements based on a fear of intruding global forces, arguing people "are less certain of their national identities or their place in the world". Extolling the strength and merits of democracy, he said: "Democracy is stronger than organisations like ISIS". They were concerned if Trump felt insulted or aggrieved, he might pull the plug on accepting Obama's advice and help. Read More

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Angela Merkel to run for fourth term

However, she has also come under intense criticism for her open door refugee policy, which saw hundreds of thousands enter the country a year ago. Bild Zeitung , Germany's most-read paper, said in a commentary on Monday that this will be Merkel's most hard candidacy and that she'll have to work to win over the country's political middle. Read More

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Turkey abandons child marriage bill following outrage

A consultation will also be launched in line with a call from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for a wider consensus. Yildirim previously denied that the measure amounted to an "amnesty for rape", arguing that it would only be used in instances where men had been jailed having married girls under 18 years old in religious ceremonies with the permission of their families. Read More

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Bangladesh Complains to Myanmar About Rohingya Cross-Border Arrivals

As many as 30,000 people are estimated to have been displaced and thousands more have fled to Bangladesh in the wake of the recent wave of unrest in Myanmar's Rakhine, the United Nations says. A senior Bangladeshi diplomat at a meeting with Myanmar envoy in Dhaka Myo Myint Than made the call on Wednesday, foreign ministry officials said. The innumerable casualties in state-sponsored massacres, communal violence, and the dismal condition of the Internally Displaced Peoples' Camps for the ... Read More

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Syrian regime strikes 'kill Turkish soldiers' near al-Bab

Syrian regime strikes 'kill Turkish soldiers' near al-Bab

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria in an airstrike carried out by the Syrian regime as they were advancing towards the northwestern ISIS-occupied city of al-Bab, the Turkish military announced on Thursday. Euphrates Shield forces, featuring Turkish soldiers and militiamen from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have been as close as two kilometers from the town of al-Bab for several days, according to FSA commanders, but had refrained from assaulting the center of the town. Read More

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Salvation Army collects turkeys for families in need

Salvation Army collects turkeys for families in need

Those donations will be turned into Foodland gift certificates and distributed by The Salvation Army to families in need on each island where the donations were received. The age and gender of the children are printed on angel gift cards available at the thrift store on Duke Street in Forest City. The Salvation Army Fitchburg Corps Community Center has launched its annual Red Kettle Campaign. Read More

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