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Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

North Korea has been producing chemical weapons since the 1980s and is now estimated to have up to 5,000 tons of warheads, according to the South Korean defence ministry. The Pentagon also said "North Korea probably could employ CW agents by modifying a variety of conventional munitions, including artillery and ballistic missiles".

More than 1000 Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike

An estimated 1500 Palestinian prisoners have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike. A series of protests were also held in Palestinian cities in connection with Prisoners Day, including one in Bethlehem that led to clashes with Israeli forces.

Asian nations dodge 'manipulator' tag, but wary of US

It said it will scrutinise China's trade and currency practices very closely, especially in light of the extremely sizable bilateral trade surplus that China has with the US. But in his interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he had decided that China hadn't recently been manipulating its currency after all.

Trump administration report labels no U.S. trading partners as currency manipulators

Before the elections, President Trump had vowed to label China a currency manipulator on Day One of his administration. Trump said during the WSJ interview that the USA and China would instead work on improving their trading relationship if Beijing will help with the nuclear threat in North Korea.

Tillerson Meets Putin Amid Rising Tensions Over Syria

Russia , a top Assad backer, says that the Syrian leader is being unfairly accused of executing the attack. "Russia, as their closest ally in the conflict, perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognize this reality". But RC Hammond, a senior Tillerson aide, said flatly: "No agreements were reached". As recently as March 30 , his administration's stance, reinforced in individual statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations , was not ...

India engaged in efforts to free national on death row in Pakistan

Even Indian experts point out that court martial trial procedure is well laid out under the Pakistan Military Act of 1952 and in turn it is derived from British military laws and is consistent with worldwide practices. "He has the right to file a review in the supreme court and also file a mercy petition to the army chief and the president in 40 days", Aziz said, adding that both countries "should respect each others' sovereignty".

Courts throw out all cases involving fired Gwinnett County officers

Bongiovanni asked Hollins to get out of the auto and he resisted, the report said. The driver in the video was identified as 21-year-old Lawrenceville resident Demetrius Bryan Hollins. "The revelations uncovered in this entire investigation are shocking", Gwinnett police said in a statement released late Thursday . "You're supposed to protect and serve", Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.

China says lack of Palestinian state is 'historical injustice'

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Friday that anyone who provokes war on the Korean Peninsula will assume responsibility and pay the price. Malki briefed his Chinese counterpart on political and diplomatic efforts to revive the stalled peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis and the US administration's peace effort ahead of the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and President Mahmoud Abbas next month in Washington, expressing hope that the US would ...

Dog, cat meat banned in Taiwan

According to CNN , Taiwan has doubled the maximum prison term for animal cruelty to two years and raised the fine up to $65,500 for any act that deliberately harms animals and results in mangled limbs, organ failure or death. The new act stipulates that repeat offenders will face a prison sentence of one to five years in addition to a fine of 500,000 new Taiwan dollar to 5 million new Taiwan dollar.

Philippines Say Military Killed Key Abu Sayyaf Commander

Five other Abu Sayyaf gunmen were killed after what authorities are describing as a successful effort to thwart a kidnapping attempt by the group. Gen. A confidential government threat assessment report obtained by the AP previous year said that the militants have started to target slow-moving tugboats crisscrossing the Sulu Sea and the busy sea border between the southern Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia in their effort to avoid constant military offensives in the southern provinces where ...

Forecast: Cooler Than Tuesday, But Still Warm With A Shower Possible

There will be a chance of a thundershower or two in northwestern sections of New Hampshire late this afternoon. Warmer still for Wednesday as highs get into the 70's and even low 80's for the warmest areas. Highs will be in the low 80s with a few clouds here and there. Clouds thicken up overnight and a chance of rain moves into the western half of the state.

Infiltration bid foiled; 4 militants killed

On Sunday, militants had fired upon a police station in Kulgam district but fled after cops retaliated. Today in the morning the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was under strict security measures after violence unleashed by separatist sectors that left eight dead and dozens injured.

Indonesia says 6 slain militants were planning police attack

Amar said the standoff started around 10 a.m. on Saturday when they fired at two Tuban policemen from a auto. Back then, a gun and bomb attack, claimed by Daesh, left four attackers and four civilians dead in the capital. "We have increased security, especially in the most vulnerable areas", tribunnews.com reported, quoting East Java Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera.

Backed fighters reach Islamic-State-held dam in Syria

SDF spokesperson Silo denied that coalition strikes hit the structure of the dam and said the air drop landing last week was conducted to prevent any damage to the main structure by engaging the militants away from the dam. Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Raqqa is a "major objective" for the USA -led coalition trying to quash IS extremists in Syria and Iraq. The extremists captured the city from Syrian rebels in 2014 and it now serves as the capital of the group's self-styled Islamic ...

U.S. soldier killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan

Saturday's operation happened in Achin district, which has remained the hotbed of an Islamic State affiliate even as operations by Afghan and American forces have struck heavy blows to the group in neighboring areas. Reuters reported that the soldier was a member of the Special Forces. Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan, is a hotbed of IS militancy and American forces have conducted a number of air strikes on jihadist bases in the area since August previous year.

North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

And Pyongyang has shown no sign of reining in a missile testing program ultimately aimed at securing the capability to deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. It claims its nuclear weapons are a necessary deterrent to the USA military threat. The question then arises as to what impact the United States president's willingness to exercise his military muscle may have on China's thinking.

Russian Federation slams United Kingdom for Syria support

Last Friday in Syria, the day the United States fired 59 cruise missiles around 3:40 a.m. local time against Al Shayrat airfield, the US-led coalition carried out just seven air strikes against IS targets in Syria, according to the command.

North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan

This week, a North Korean defector, who was formerly the country's deputy ambassador to Britain, suggested that the North's leader Kim Jong-Un would use nuclear weapons at the first sign of an imminent threat. "We have no further comment", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement. "It is still too early to discuss whether the launch was a success or failure and whether the missile flied normally", said the official.

Samsung Launches Galaxy C7 Pro For Rs 27990

In terms of optics, the smartphone features a 16-megapixel sensor on both the front and back with f/1.9 aperture. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro has an internal memory of 64GB and it allows you to expand that storage to up to 256GB with the help of its hybrid SIM slot.

North Korea fired medium-range ballistic missile

Diplomatic and economic measures taken to rein in North Korea's missile programme have not had the desired effect, a senior US military commander said on Thursday after the North's latest test triggered a flurry of calls among world leaders.