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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow got off to a heated start Wednesday when his Russian counterpart warned the USA shouldn't retaliate against Russia's ally Syria. Tillerson reiterated the USA position that Assad must eventually relinquish power in Syria. Last week's attack prompted Washington to launch a barrage of Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base.
  • USA drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

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    On Thursday evening, the USA military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb, on an IS cave complex in Achin District, Nangahar Province bordering Pakistan. The commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, said in a statement Thursday that it was the "right munition" to use to destroy the militants' network of tunnels in the area.
  • United Airlines New Motto: Feeling like bitten by a Scorpion? Fly United

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    On Wednesday, he apologised to Dao, his family and United customers in an ABC News interview, saying the company would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights. The passenger forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight this week has a concussion and broken nose, his attorney told reporters Thursday, adding that the 69-year-old physician will file a lawsuit.
  • Japan envoy recalled over statue flap to return to S. Korea

    Japan envoy recalled over statue flap to return to S. Korea

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    Historians estimate that up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea, were forced to work in front-line brothels for Japanese troops during World War II. "As South Korea is in political transition with a presidential election expected to take place on May 9th, we have decided it is necessary to put extra efforts into information gathering to prepare for the incoming administration", said Fumio Kishida Japanese Foreign Minister.
  • N. Korean official: Situation in a 'vicious cycle'

    N. Korean official: Situation in a 'vicious cycle'

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    But a senior Trump administration official described as "flat wrong" an NBC News report citing senior USA intelligence officials as saying the United States is prepared to launch a pre-emptive conventional weapons strike should officials be convinced North Korea was about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test.
  • Chinese Envoy in South Korea Says Sanctions Against North Korea Aren't Enough

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    The North convenes a Supreme People's Assembly session on Tuesday, one of its twice-yearly sessions in which major appointments are announced and national policy goals are formally approved. North Korea's foreign ministry said the approach of the U.S. Navy strike group showed Washington's "reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase".
  • CRPF to take strong action

    CRPF to take strong action

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    A video of youth kicking and slapping CRPF soldiers in the Kashmir Valley has gone viral on the internet. Actor-filmmaker Kamal commented strongly on Twitter on Friday: "Integrate into India". "During investigation, we found that the video is authentic". "Let's see channels going ballistic and having discussions with outraged panelists now.
  • IS fighters killed as U.S. drops biggest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

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    Mother of all bombs indeed!The much touted mother of all bombs weighing 20,000 pounds with a price tag of $16m per unit manufactured by the United States could only kill 13 suspected Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, after all. warplanes targeting terrorists in Pakistan. But the group has been steadily losing territory in the face of heavy pressure both from United States air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces.
  • Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US

    Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US

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    In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Pyongyang, Vice Minister Han Song Ryol also said Pyongyang won't "keep its arms crossed" in the face of a pre-emptive strike by the U.S. "So that's why. It's not the DPRK but the U.S. and Trump that makes trouble", Mr Han said. North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday and in 2012 launched a long-range rocket carrying a satellite to mark the date.