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  • According to the Afghan defense ministry, 36 Islamic State militants were killed after the U.S. struck a 300m-long network of caves and tunnels in Nangarhar province with its biggest, non-nuclear bomb on Thursday. 

    GBU-43 bomb is colloquially called the “mother of all bombs.”
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 14, 2017, 6:04 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar’s democracy champion and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar’s leader said “ethnic cleansing” too strong a phrase to describe what’s happening in the country’s Muslim-majority Rakhine region while summing up the violence as a case of “Muslims killing Muslims” as well.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 06, 2017, 7:36 AM EDT
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  • Emergency services rushed to Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, St. Petersburg, Russia after the blast.

    A deadly blast, which left 14 people dead and about 49 others injured in a St. Petersburg train carriage on Monday, was carried out by a Kyrgyzstan-born Russian citizen, said the authorities from the Central Asian country.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 04, 2017, 6:02 AM EDT
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  • (Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr)

    Tropical cyclone Debbie struck Australia's north-east coast on Tuesday, leaving thousands of homes cut off from power & phone reception, which prompted P.M. Malcolm Turnbull to activate a disaster response plan.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 28, 2017, 8:40 AM EDT
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  • South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-hye could face criminal charges over bribery, extortion and influence-peddling.

    S. Korea’s President Park Geun-hye became country’s first democratically elected leader to be removed from office after constitutional court upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her over a corruption scandal. 

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 10, 2017, 5:35 AM EST
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  • The U.S. began deploying its advanced anti-missile system, T.H.A.A.D., to South Korea.

    China appealed to North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests while urging the U.S. and the South to suspend their joint military drills in the Korean peninsula and diffuse a growing conflict with dialogue.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2017, 5:22 AM EST
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  • A member of the youth wing of Malaysia's ruling coalition protests at the North Korea embassy, following the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

    The diplomatic ties between North Korea and Malaysia hit a new low on Tuesday as the two nations imposed exit bans on each other’s citizens amid a growing rift over the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2017, 5:42 AM EST
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  • (Source: Naval Surface Warriors/flickr)

    S. Korea and Japan claimed that the North fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Monday, violating U.N. S. C. resolutions that restrict Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology.  

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 06, 2017, 6:31 AM EST
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  • China on Wednesday appealed to North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests while urging the U.S. and the South to suspend their joint military drills in the Korean peninsula and diffuse a growing conflict with dialogue.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2017, 5:16 AM EST
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  • China on Wednesday appealed to North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests while urging the U.S. and the South to suspend their joint military drills in the Korean peninsula and diffuse a growing conflict with dialogue.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 08, 2017, 5:14 AM EST
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