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According to the report, a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB and also known as the " mother of all bombs " is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb. It was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft. USA forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs", the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military, Pentagon officials said.
  • Broncos make complaint to NRL over Bird announcement

    Broncos make complaint to NRL over Bird announcement

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    SHARKS coach Shane Flanagan says he was "terribly disappointed" Jack Bird has made a decision to walk away from the club that developed him into a premiership victor and Origin player. He's a talented, quality person. "This is a nightmare to be honest with you, not only have we missed out on the services of Jack Bird, but we have brought shame to our city by willingly inviting Greg Bird to live here - this is truly a dark day for the Brisbane".
  • U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

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    The giant bomb USA forces dropped Thursday on an ISIS training camp in Afghanistan did not cost $314 million to develop, or $16 million per unit as reported by multiple news outlets. Earlier this week, the USA -led coalition killed 18 allied fighters in a misdirected airstrike in Syria. The commadner of the USA forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson said: "As ISIS's losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defence".
  • Vimy Ridge centennial commemorated in Surrey's Veterans Square

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    Trudeau and French President Francois Hollande unveiled a separate "Poppy of Peace" monument this morning in the town of Arras, a few kilometres from Vimy. Chilliwack paused to remember Sunday the sacrifices that were made 100 years ago on the muddy slopes of Vimy Ridge, in a victory that has come to define Canada.
  • US Wants China to Use Economic Leverage Against North Korea for Denuclearization

    US Wants China to Use Economic Leverage Against North Korea for Denuclearization

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    Voice of America's Washington bureau chief Steve Herman disputed notions that the USA was readying a possible preemptive strike, but said retaliation was "likely" if North Korea conducted another nuclear test. An influential state-backed Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, said North Korea's best option was to give up its nuclear programme, and added that China would protect it if it did.
  • Russia hosts regional consultations on Afghanistan

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    The retired general asked the U.S. government also to appreciate the challenges that today's multi-polar world presents and "understand why Pakistan had to balance its relations with China, Russia and the United States". "After 9/11 the Taliban and Al Qaeda were defeated in Afghanistan". He also accused the United States of committing "one of the greatest blunders" in Afghanistan by not converting its military victory over the Taliban and al-Qaeda post-9/11 into a political one.
  • Russia, Iran vow to keep battling 'terror' in Syria

    Russia, Iran vow to keep battling 'terror' in Syria

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    On Thursday night, President Trump ordered Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in response to what the United States believes was a chemical weapons attack at the hands of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad called China a "real friend, a friend that you can rely on", just last month. US officials said Russian Federation bears responsibility for backing Assad and extending the six-year-old conflict, raising tension between the former Cold War rivals to the highest ...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

    Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

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    Ahmadinejad accompanied Baghaei to the interior ministry on Wednesday for registration. Asked why he changed his mind, Ahmadinejad said, "The supreme leader advised me; he didn't order me", according to the ISNA news agency. The registration process began on Tuesday. Iran's Guardian Council of clerics and jurists vets all applicants and will announce an approved list of candidates by April 27.
  • Syrian President says will only allow impartial chemical attack probe

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    U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation support on its condemnation of Syria's use of chemical weapons on its own people last week. Responding to the report, US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian said it had carried out no air strikes in the area at the time. "It's certainly possible.
  • Russia relations at new low after Syria attacks

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    China has vetoed six resolutions. Mr Trump said Mr Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Mr Putin , where "things went pretty well". Russian Federation has never publicly acknowledged any such attack by Assad's forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria.
  • Trump says North Korea problem

    Trump says North Korea problem "will be taken care of"

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    The ominous comments came the same day the USA military dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb it possesses on Afghanistan, targeting a complex used by the Islamic State group. New satellite images show that North Korea may be preparing to conduct its sixth nuclear test. Instead, the country is gearing up for its biggest holiday of the year, the 105th anniversary of the birth of the late Kim Il-sung, the country's founder and present leader Kim Jong-un's grandfather.