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Category: International

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with NKorea

SEOUL:  The US military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with […]

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh:  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday. Nearly 410,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled from western Rakhine state to Bangladesh to escape a military offensive […]

NKorea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

SEOUL:  North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean on Friday, US and South Korean militaries said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals. Since President Donald Trump threatened the North with “fire and fury” in August, Pyongyang has conducted its most powerful nuclear […]

Death of 8 at Florida nursing home sounds alarms after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA:  Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm. Even in the face of a storm that shrouded nearly the entire state […]

Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc across Florida

FLORIDA:  Over 1.6 million homes and businesses in south Florida were without power on Sunday as Hurricane Irma has submerged streets and snapped massive construction cranes over Miami’s skyline as the storm continues to move north along Florida’s west coast. Much of the state has not yet felt the full brunt of the storm as […]

U.S. says North Korea ‘begging for war’

SEOUL:  The United States accused North Korea’s trading partners on Monday of aiding its nuclear ambitions and said Pyongyang was “begging for war” after the North’s powerful nuclear test on Sunday and signs that further missile launches were on the way. South Korea said it was talking to Washington about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic […]

North Korea earthquake suggests sixth nuclear test as Trump, Abe discuss ‘escalating’ crisis

SEOUL:  Two shallow earthquakes shook North Korea on Sunday, suggesting it had detonated a sixth nuclear test device, hours after it said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power”. The earthquakes, the first of which neighboring China described as a “suspected explosion” and the second as “collapse”, struck 75 km […]