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Trump to visit Japan twice in months after North Korea summit - Dotemirates
21/02/2019

Trump to visit Japan twice in months after North Korea summit

(CNN)Donald Trump will visit Japan twice in the coming months, a US official has told CNN.The US president will pay a formal visit to the close ally in late May, likely to Tokyo, after the country's current crown prince Naruhito becomes Japan's 126th Emperor.Trump will then return in late June to attend the G20 in Osaka, the official said. The news comes ahead of Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, which is set to take place next week.Trump spoke with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the phone on Wednesday to coordinate their policies...


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17/07/2019

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison

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17/07/2019

Fears of worsening floods as monsoon rains pound South Asia

NEW DELHI — Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 on Wednesday, with authorities bracing for worse weather in some regions.The annual deluge is crucial to replenishing water supplies in the impoverished region, but the downpour from June to September often turns deadly.Across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, millions of residents have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced, with homes and boats washed away.In flood-prone Bangladesh, which is crisscrossed by rivers, around one-third of the country is underwater and 59...
17/07/2019

Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province said.The arrest came days before a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has vowed to crack down on militant groups operating in Pakistan.Saeed, designated a terrorist by the United States and the United Nations, is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Pure, the militant group blamed by the United States and India for the Mumbai...

17/07/2019

Taliban kill more than 20 Afghan commandos: Officials

HERAT, Afghanistan — At least 20 Afghan commandos were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, marking yet another loss for the elite troops amid a push to end the war.Provincial governor Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai said the special forces soldiers were ambushed on Monday after flying into Abkamari district in Badghis province, a known Taliban hot spot."The commando forces descended... without coordination with other security forces," Malikzai said."They were surrounded by Taliban fighters and fought for hours. Unfortunately, 21 of them were killed. Some were captured," he added.The Afghan defense ministry had no immediate comment.Abdul...
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516 Indian fishermen repatriated from Bangladesh

Mumbai: A total of 516 fishermen and 32 boats were successfully repatriated from Bangladesh in a coordinated operation by the Indian Coast Guard and their counterparts from Bangladesh.A press release from India's Ministry of Defence stated that the boats were stranded and had taken shelter at the Port of Payra in Bangladesh approximately 135 kilometres from the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) due to inclement weather and rough sea conditions in the Bay of Bengal.The fishing boats were escorted by the Bangladesh Coast Guard ships Mansoor Ali and Sadhini Bangla up to the IMBL where they were formally handed over...
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India plans to eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025

New Delhi: India's government has devised a national plan to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from the country by the year 2025, the country's junior health minister informed parliament.In a written reply in the parliament's upper house Rajya Sabha Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said "The Ministry has developed the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Tuberculosis (2017-2025) with the goal of ending TB by 2025."According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Global TB Report 2018", the estimated number of TB cases in India was 27,40,000 in 2017, which amounts to an incidence of 204 per 100,000...