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One killed, 13 injured in US nightclub shooting
WASHINGTON: At least one person was killed and 13 others were injured in a shooting early on Sunday at a nightclub in the US, police said.
Modi among Time magazine probable for most influential people
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the probable contenders for Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Time will next month announce the list, comprising a number of leading artists, politicians, lawmakers, scientists and leaders of tech and business.
5 terrorists killed, 16 arrested in army raids in Egypt
CAIRO: At least five terrorists were killed and 16 others arrested during army raids in Egypt's restive North Sinai, the military said on March 26.
The Takfiri terrorists included one of the leaders of the Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Biet el-Maqdes, Egypt's military spokesperson Colonel Tamer el-Refa'e said in a statement.
China operationalises its stealth fighter, tests it in Tibet
BEIJING: China has operationalised its first stealth aircraft and tested it in the rugged Tibet region for its endurance in high altitude, a development that will have major implications for India.
A video footage from state-run CCTV Channel 7 today showed J-20 fighters joining the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) with Y-20 transport planes and H-6K bombers.
Aircraft carriers ensured India's influence in Indian Ocean'
China can learn from India's strategy to maintain its influence in the Indian Ocean with early acquisition of aircraft carriers that display deterrence and protect regional and world peace, a Chinese Navy think tank said today.
Record 27 US Congressmen travelling to India this month
WASHINGTON: A record number of 27 US Congressmen will visit India later this month, reflecting the growing bipartisan support for strengthening the Indo-US strategic ties.
The top lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties are visiting India in two separate delegations.
Describing this as an important development, Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US, said such visit is reflective of the efforts on the part of the US to "strengthen and build" on the bipartisan support that they have in the US Congress for India-US relations
Six killed in suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan
PESHAWAR: Four security personnel were among at least six persons who were killed when two Taliban suicide bombers today attacked a government compound in northwestern Pakistan's restive tribal region.
The explosion took place at the headquarters in Ghalanai in the Mohmand tribal region when two suicide bombers tried to enter the colony and when signaled to stop – one blew himself up while the other was killed by firing of security forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
North Korea slams UN condemnation of missile launch
SEOUL: North Korea defended its latest ballistic missile launch and slammed UN Security Council condemnation in a defiant statement today, as tensions escalate over the reclusive state's recent behaviour.
The communique from the North's foreign ministry came as investigators in Malaysia probe the shock assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother Monday. The North's leader has been trying to strengthen his grip on power in the face of growing international pressure over his country's nuclear and missile programmes.
Chinese media warns India against playing Taiwan card
BEIJING: China's official media today warned India against playing the 'Taiwan card', saying New Delhi will suffer losses by challenging Beijing over the sensitive issue.
The warning came after a Taiwanese women Parliamentary delegation visited India."By challenging China over the Taiwan question, India is playing with fire," state-run Global Times said in an op-ed article titled 'New Delhi will suffer losses if it plays Taiwan card'.
Jihadist groups hail Trump's travel ban as victory: report
WASHINGTON: Jihadist groups, including Islamic State sympathisers, have hailed the Trump administration's ban on travel to the US from seven Muslim- majority nations saying it would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists, according to a media report.
Comments posted to pro-Islamic State social media accounts predicted that US President Donald Trump's executive order would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists, The Washington Post reported.