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Germany uncovers terror group

German police detained six men on Monday suspected of forming a far-right militant organisation which assaulted foreigners in the eastern city of Chemnitz and planned attacks on politicians and civil servants, the GBA federal prosecutor’s office said. Some 100 policemen backed by special commando units detained the six suspects aged …

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Death toll 844, seen certain to rise

Quake survivors desperate to flee disaster zone PALU, Indonesia, Oct 1, (RTRS): Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts of devastation filtered out of remote areas, including the death of 34 children at a Christian …

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Russian Syria strikes kill 18,000 – DAESH cell found in Raqqa

BEIRUT, Sept 30, (Agencies): More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention exactly three years ago, a monitor said Sunday. Russia, for its part, said its “accurate” strikes had killed 85,000 “terrorists”. A steadfast …

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Pakistan ‘harboring’ terrorists, says India – Clash at UN

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 30, (AP): India’s foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the UN General Assembly and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it “a complete lie”. Hours later, Pakistan shot back in its own speech, …

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Indonesian quake-tsunami death toll hits 832

Rescuers struggle as communications, power still down PALU, Indonesia, Sept 30, (RTRS): The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. Dozens of …

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Kuwait ‘condemns’ Israel’s violations of UN resolutions

Appeal to int’l community to live up to its responsibilities KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29, (KUNA): Kuwait Friday condemned Israel’s relentless violations of UN resolutions and international law related to Palestine cause, called for political solutions to Syrian and Yemeni crises, and urged end to ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslim minority …

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Amir condoles Indonesia – Tsunami kills hundreds

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday sent a cable of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Sabah expressed sincere grief towards the victims of the earthquake and tsunami hitting the city of Palu in …

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Rival rallies as Erdogan opens Cologne mosque

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept 29, (Agencies): Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wrapped up an illtempered visit to Germany on Saturday with a visit to Cologne, where a security lockdown kept supporters and protesters away from a ceremony to open the country’s largest mosque. Police snipers were stationed on rooftops and the area …

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Kuwait calls for Israel to join N-arms ban

NEW YORK, Sept 27, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday reiterated Arab calls for Israel to join the Non- Proliferation Treaty, with its nuclear facilities subject to global scrutiny. This comes amid the need to create a Middle East region free …

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Macron dodges Rafale jet query

French President Emmanuel Macron has sidestepped a question over a controversial multi-million dollar deal to sell 36 fighter jets to India. In a news conference at the United Nations in New York, Macron said Tuesday he was “not in charge” when the deal was signed in 2016 through “a government-togovernment …

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