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TOKYO: Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said. The incident is the third time this year that Tokyo has reported a…

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NEW DELHI: Donald Trump’s presidency has cost the family firm “millions of dollars” in lost business, his son told an Indian newspaper during a visit aimed at drumming up sales of new luxury apartment complexes. Donald Trump junior told the Times of India that the Trump Organization was turning down…

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PEKANBARU, Indonesia: Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires on Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighboring Singapore and Malaysia. Fires have broken out in four provinces—South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan—prompting them…

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LONDON: Hundreds of KFC outlets remained shut in Britain on Wednesday due to a supply crisis, leaving fans craving a fix of deep-fried chicken. The shortages, which are expected to last all week in some parts of Britain, have prompted online mockery and disbelief aimed at the US fast-food giant.…

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has narrowly avoided being targeted by a global watchdog over terrorism financing, the foreign minister said, after reports that the US had supported a motion to place its ally on the group’s watch list. Pakistan was granted a three-month reprieve by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), according…

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TOKYO: Japan’s defense ministry demanded explanations on Tuesday from the US military after a fighter jet experiencing an engine fire dropped two fuel tanks into a lake in the country’s north. The incident, which caused no injuries, is the latest in a string of accidents involving the US military that…

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COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh and Myanmar were to hold a border meeting on Tuesday on the fate of some 6,000 Rohingya refugees stranded in no man’s land between the two countries, officials said. The 6,000 at first refused to enter Bangladesh in the influx that poured across the border after the…

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SEOUL: The US and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills after the Paralympics, both of them confirmed on Tuesday, despite the exercises always infuriating Pyongyang and the Olympics having driven a rapprochement on the peninsula. Washington previously agreed to a request from Seoul to delay the Key…

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JERUSALEM: Israeli police revealed on Tuesday that two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the suspects in a new corruption probe, with five others central figures in the Bezeq telecommunications group. The seven were arrested on Sunday, just days after police said there were grounds to indict…

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TEHRAN: Iranian search teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared in the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran.…

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