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Iraq authorities are determined to recapture Mosul

Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities are determined to recapture the northern city of Mosul after most of it was overrun by al-Qaida-inspired militants, the provincial governor said Wednesday after … read more

Japan protests China fighter jets’ close brush over East China Sea

By Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan protested after Chinese fighter jets flew “abnormally close” to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea on Wednesday, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said. The newest flare up in a long-running territorial dispute … read more

7 burned bodies found at Karachi airport Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airport authorities found seven bodies in a burned building at the Karachi international airport on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the attack there to 36, including the 10 Taliban attackers, officials said. The news … read more

Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan

Well-trained and armed, Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan By Syed Raza Hassan  ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters attacked Pakistan’s biggest airport in what they clearly expected … read more

Beijing tense on Tiananmen massacre anniversary

Carrie Gracie has been back to Beijing to find out what young people think today Chinese security personnel have swamped Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre. Foreign journalists were ushered away from the square and … read more