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N. Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

July 29, 2014 10:09 am

SEOUL: North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as “sheer fiction” and a “sinister” effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes. The rebuttal from the foreign ministry was carried in … Read more »

Some MH17 victims may ‘never be found’

July 29, 2014 10:08 am

THE HAGUE: All remains of the 298 people who died on downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine may never be recovered, Dutch police chief Gerard Bouman said on Monday. “I would love to give a guarantee that … Read more »

US judge approves Clippers sale to ex Microsoft CEO

July 29, 2014 10:03 am

LOS ANGELES: A US judge on Monday gave the go-ahead for the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owner Donald Sterling could not block the move. The ruling … Read more »

Libya oil depot fire rages, raising fears of major disaster

July 29, 2014 10:00 am

TRIPOLI: A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli was out of control Monday, sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area. The fire, raging since Sunday night, spread to a … Read more »

Rebels claim Kiev now controls part of MH17 site

July 29, 2014 9:53 am

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine: Ukraine’s army on Monday seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations announced the downing of the plane could constitute a war crime. After explosions and fighting … Read more »

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

July 29, 2014 9:50 am

WASHINGTON: The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday. The finding comes in a 2014 report that concluded Russia was in violation … Read more »

AFP suspends operations in Surigao, Agusan to facilitate release of 4 cops

July 29, 2014 9:38 am

The Eastern Mindanao Command on Tuesday announced that it is implementing a five-day SOMO (suspension of military offensive) in Surigao Del Norte and Agusan Del Norte which started last Sunday. This is to facilitate the release of four police officers … Read more »

MH 17 crash may aggravate Ukraine crisis

July 29, 2014 9:33 am

HELSINKI: The crash of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17 is possible to deteriorate the crisis in Ukraine, said Kristi Raik, senior researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in an interview with the Finnish national broadcaster YLE on Monday. … Read more »

‘Colossal bad luck’ led to extinction of dinosaurs

July 29, 2014 9:31 am

LONDON: Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that killed them had struck slightly earlier or later, according to a new study led by British scientists. It was the “bad luck” that wiped out the prehistoric creature which dominated the … Read more »

Britain to join NATO military exercise to ‘reassure’ eastern European allies

July 29, 2014 9:29 am

LONDON: Britain will send a battle group to take part in a major military training in October as part of a NATO package to reassure its allies in eastern Europe, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced Monday. The new … Read more »