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Iran claims Revolutionary Guard has shot down US drone

The reported shootdown comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US It takes root in President Donald Trump's decision a year ago to withdraw America from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a US drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear […]

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Four charged with murder over 2014 downing of MH17

Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed, an investigation team said on Wednesday. The trial is scheduled for next March in the Netherlands. The suspects are likely to be tried in absentia as the […]

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Honk Kong leader Carrie Lam signals end to extradition bill

However the Hong Kong leader refused to say the bill would be “withdrawn”, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. In a closely […]

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Two Earth-like planets discovered around dwarf star

Scientists have discovered two new Earth-like planets around one of the closest stars within our galactic neighbourhood. The planets are located only 12.5 light years away orbiting the Teegarden star – a red dwarf in the direction of the constellation of Aries, according to the study published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. Its surface […]

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Japan’s 6.5 magnitude quake triggers tsunami warning

Japan's Meteorological Agency, however, issued a warning for a 0.2-1.0 metre tsunami along the north-west coast of the Honshu island.  A 6.5 magnitude quake off Japan coast triggered a tsunami warning on Tuesday. The quake, according to the United States Geological Survey, hit 85 km ( 53 miles) northeast of the island of Honshu. There […]

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Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

The treatments approved for shipment to Uganda were Mapp Biopharmaceutical's ZMapp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's Regeneron and Remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences , said WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic. Health workers have got the all-clear to use three experimental Ebola treatments in Uganda, a week after the deadly disease spread over the border from Democratic Republic of […]