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Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers: Officials

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers: Officials

Afghanistan, May 23 At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when militants attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces. The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when

Sri Lanka President names new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

Colombo, May 23 Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday switched the portfolios of foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera and finance minister Ravi Karunanayake as part of his first cabinet reshuffle since 2015, when he formed the coalition government in Sri Lanka. Karunanayake will now manage the foreign ministry, while Samaraweera, in addition to the finance

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US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial

Washington,May 22 The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 US sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The USS Frank E Evans was participating in a nighttime training exercise in the South China Sea when it turned into the path

N Korea says missile tests warhead guidance, ready for deployment

Seoul, May 22 North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets. The North’s KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test which also verified the functioning

Taliban raid kills 20 cops in southern Afghan

Afghanistan, May 22 At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early on Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention as they were unable to get

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