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08/21/2018 08:40 AM
Iran must develop military to guard against other powers - president
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the country had to develop its military forces to prevent other states taking over its territory and resources.


08/21/2018 08:39 AM
Iran says U.S. doesn't dare to attack Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States does not dare to attack Iran as it is aware of the Islamic Republic's military power and the high price of conflict.


08/21/2018 08:34 AM
Taliban release 160 civilians but keep at least 20 others captive, official says
The Taliban released more than 160 civilian passengers a day after they were kidnapped from three buses in northern Afghanistan but kept at least 20 soldiers and policemen as captives, an official said on Tuesday.


08/21/2018 08:06 AM
Italy working on penalties against Atlantia over bridge disaster - PM
The Italian government is working on penalties it could apply against Atlantia following the fatal bridge collapse in Genoa, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday


08/21/2018 07:50 AM
Iran resumes electricity supplies to Iraq
Iran said on Tuesday it had resumed supplies of electricity to Iraq and other neighbouring states 10 days earlier, after shortages in Iraqi cities sparked unrest in July.


08/21/2018 07:46 AM
Several blasts heard in Afghan capital Kabul
Several explosions were heard in the diplomatic district of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, but there was no immediate information on casualties, Reuters witnesses and a security official said.


08/21/2018 07:20 AM
Russian hacking of conservative groups sites thwarted - Microsoft
Microsoft Corp said on Monday that it had recently thwarted hackers associated with Russian government attempting to steal user information from conservative groups that promote democracy and advocate for cybersecurity.


08/21/2018 07:15 AM
Taiwan says China 'out of control' as it loses El Salvador to Beijing
Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year.


08/21/2018 07:07 AM
Protesters topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina
Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle Civil War symbols amid a fierce debate about race and the legacy of slavery in the United States.


08/21/2018 07:06 AM
Besieged Australian prime minister hangs on but challenges grow
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future.


08/21/2018 06:55 AM
Singapore's architectural history under threat from redevelopment frenzy
A rush to tear down and redevelop buildings in Singapore has prompted calls to conserve ageing properties that symbolise the country's recent history and economic rise.


08/21/2018 06:53 AM
Taliban reject Afghan ceasefire, kidnap nearly 200 bus passengers
(This August 20 story corrects paragraph 11 to say Taliban commander is based in Afghanistan and not Pakistan.)


08/21/2018 06:48 AM
Australian prime minister survives no-confidence motion
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defeated a no-confidence motion tabled in parliament by the opposition Labor Party on Tuesday, hours after his leadership was challenged by a Liberal Party colleague.


08/21/2018 06:35 AM
Iran unveils a new fighter jet
Iran unveiled a new fighter jet on Tuesday, state media reported, as tensions rise between Tehran and regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.


08/21/2018 06:30 AM
Australian prime minister calls for party unity after leadership challenge
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government on Tuesday to unite or risk defeat at the next election as the embattled leader looks to cement his position after surviving a leadership challenge.


08/21/2018 06:18 AM
At least 11 dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy
At least 11 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when they were washed away over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rain upstream, officials said.


08/21/2018 04:53 AM
China's Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal - state media
The mayor of the Chinese city of Changchun resigned on Tuesday, state media reported, after a safety scandal at Changchun-based vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology sparked widespread consumer anger.


08/21/2018 04:18 AM
Exclusive - Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would "most likely" meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.


08/21/2018 03:34 AM
El Salvador breaks diplomatic ties with Taiwan to favour Beijing
El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren announced in a nationally televised speech that his government has broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and instead established new diplomatic ties with China.


08/21/2018 03:24 AM
Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for final stages of haj
More than 2 million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa to prepare for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

 

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