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India accuses BBC of ‘colonial mindset’

The BBC documentary features the findings of a British inquiry into the 2002 deadly riots, which reveals PM Modi failed to stop the violence. India’s foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that questioned his leadership during the deadly 2002 Gujarat riots as “propaganda”. …

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China accuses US of oil theft

American “occupation troops” stationed in Syria are “looting” the country’s resources, Beijing has claimed China has blasted the United States for its “banditry” in Syria, claiming that Washington’s years-long military occupation and the “plundering” of Syrian resources have placed the country on the brink of a “humanitarian disaster.” Addressing reporters …

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Deadly explosion in Kabul kills 20 – media

Multiple casualties have been reported, with the blast allegedly targeting the Taliban’s foreign ministry A blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least 20 people on Wednesday, a Taliban official said. The explosion apparently took place outside the Taliban government’s foreign ministry building, with photos from the scene …

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South Korea, US Discuss Possible Joint Nuclear Drills

Seoul and Washington are discussing joint nuclear exercises amid flaring tensions with Pyongyang, SK’s President Yoon Suk-yeol has said. Yoon’s comments, made in an interview published Monday, follow similar ones where he called for “war preparation” with an “overwhelming” capability. On Sunday North Korean state media reported that leader Kim …

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North Korea orders new ICBM and larger nuclear arsenal

Pyongyang needs “overwhelming military power” to protect its sovereignty, Kim Jong-un says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for the country to develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and boost its nuclear arsenal amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state-run media reported. Pyongyang requires “overwhelming military power” …

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Indonesia lifts all coronavirus-related restrictions

Almost three years after officials announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Indonesia, the country’s leader said Friday they are lifting all coronavirus-related restrictions nationwide. President Joko Widodo said Indonesia’s COVID-19 situation is under control after observing improvements over the past 10 months, allowing the country to abandon the …

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Taliban bans university education for Afghan girls

The Taliban authorities on Tuesday ordered an indefinite ban on university education for Afghan girls, the ministry of higher education said in a letter issued to all government and private universities. “You all are informed to implement the mentioned order of suspending the education of females until further notice,” said …

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Pakistan’s special forces raid police center to free hostages, kill 33 Pakistani Taliban militants

Pakistan’s special forces raided a police center in a remote northwestern district on Tuesday, killing all of the 33 Pakistani Taliban militants who earlier this week overpowered guards at the facility, seized arms, and taken hostages, officials said. The militants had killed two hostages before the rescue operation, according to …

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