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    Student accused of planting bomb on London Tube train

    London: A university student with an interest in weapons and extremism was accused on Thursday of planting a homemade bomb on a London subway train with the intention of causing carnage. Prosecutors say Damon Smith left a knapsack filled with explosives and ball bearings on a London Underground train in October. The abandoned bag was reported by passengers to the driver, who noticed it contained wires poking out of a clock. It

  • Huge blast near Damascus airport, ‘probably’ Israeli strike

    Beirut : A huge explosion hit near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, with Syrian regime ally Hezbollah saying it was “probably” the result of an Israeli air strike.

  • Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

    London : Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that the UK will probably join the United States in further military action against Syria if asked to do so, whether or not Parliament gets a vote on it. Johnson said it would be “very difficult to say no” if the US sought British help for a military mission against the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. British lawmakers in 2013 rejected a request

  • British PM, Corbyn trade blows in final pre-election clash

    London : British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit, the economy and security on Thursday in their final parliamentary exchange before June’s general election.

  • ‘Was offered Rs 10 billion to stay silent on Panamagate’

    Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has sensationally claimed that he was offered Rs 10 billion by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stay silent over the Panama leaks issue, a charge denied by the government.

  • Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

    Kabul : Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said on Thursday in Kabul.

  • Robot chef draws long queues at university in China

    Beijing : A noodles-making robot, decked in a chef’s hat and a hygiene mask, has been introduced at a university in China to encourage students to eat at the canteen instead of going elsewhere.

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    India objects to Pakistan raising Kashmir issue at UN forum

    United Nations: India has strongly objected to Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session here, asserting that it is a bilateral matter which should not be brought up in the UN forum.

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    NDS and RAW provided funds to Taliban: former spokesman

    Islamabad: A former Taliban spokesman has claimed that the Taliban militants were in touch with the Afghan intelligence agency and India’s Research and Analyst Wing (RAW) which provided funds and set targets inside Pakistan for attacks, a charge dismissed by India.

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    Turkey: Over 1,000 ‘secret imams’ detained in raids

    Istanbul : At least 1,000 people, accused of being ‘secret imams’ for an American-based cleric, have been detained in Turkey. Cleric Fethullah Gulen was held responsible for a failed coup in July last year. The detained have been accused of creating a parallel leadership by directing police officers, who are also loyal to the cleric, reported The New York Times.