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NEW DELHI: India’s top court demanded a detailed plan for the future of the Taj Mahal on Thursday, warning the state government’s “ad hoc” approach jeopardized the centuries-old monument to love. Smog has been slowly yellowing the Taj’s brilliant marble and conservationists have long fought to close polluting industries near…

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SEOUL: North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday, in a show of strength just a day before the Winter Olympics open in the South. The nuclear-armed North is on an Olympics-linked charm offensive—sending a troupe of performers, hundreds of female cheerleaders, and the sister of leader Kim…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Afghanistan has become the US Air force’s main theater of operations following troop reductions in Iraq and Syria, a top commander said Wednesday. “Afghanistan has become CENTCOM’s main effort, thanks to the recent successes in Iraq and Syria,” said head of NATO’s Air Command in Afghanistan James Hecker,…

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HUALIEN, Taiwan: Taiwanese rescuers continued the terrifying task Thursday of searching for survivors in a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a quake, despite regular aftershocks coursing through the building’s tottering structure. At least ten people were killed and dozens remained missing after a 6.4-magnitude quake hit…

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SEOUL: North Korea has no intention to meet US officials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, Pyongyang’s state media said Thursday — but did not rule it out. “We have no intention whatsoever to meet US authorities during our visit to the South,” Cho Yong-Sam, a senior foreign…

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Doug Kramer scored the go-ahead basket in the dying seconds that gave Phoenix a 74-72 win over TNT KaTropa on Wednesday – its fourth victory in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Matthew Wright set up Kramer’s game-winning…

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BANGKOK: The US military’s top officer said Wednesday that planning is underway after President Donald Trump ordered a military parade, an unconventional demand that has drawn comparisons to saber rattling more commonly associated with autocrats. “I am aware of the president’s request and we are in the initial planning stages…

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