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  • Seoul considers reducing troops along N. Korea border zone

    July 24, 2018 7:45 AM 7

    SEOUL: South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said it would withdraw some soldiers and equipment at guard posts inside the Demilitarised Zone on a trial basis, and consider a gradual expansion

  • Sky's no limit: Japan firm to fly wedding plaques into space

    July 24, 2018 6:55 AM 9

    TOKYO: The sky is no longer the limit for lovers looking for unusual ways to commemorate their nuptials, with a Japanese company now offering to blast commemorative wedding plaques into space. Warpspace, a start-up based in Tsukuba City outside Tokyo, is introducing the new service in partnership with a local hotel popular for wedding banquets. For about

  • Algerian-Irish man makes terror plea in Pennsylvania

    July 24, 2018 1:55 AM 8

    NEW YORK: An Algerian-Irish man, who last year became the first foreigner extradited to the United States on terror charges under President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy. Ali Charaf Damache, 53, had been wanted in the United States for years on charges that he conspired with an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" to recruit people

  • Stormy Daniels and husband to divorce: Lawyer

    July 24, 2018 12:09 AM 7

    WASHINGTON: Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is battling President Donald Trump in court over their alleged sexual encounter a decade ago, and her husband plan to divorce, her lawyer announced Monday. Daniels, 39, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, married Glendon Crain, 41, in 2010. Crain is a heavy metal musician and pornographic movie actor

  • 8 killed as Lebanon army swoops on suspected drug baron

    July 23, 2018 2:47 PM 5

    BEIRUT: Eight people were killed in eastern Lebanon on Monday in an army raid on the home of a suspected drug trafficking baron, the armed forces said. "An army unit raided the house of Ali Zayd Ismail, wanted on several counts of drug trafficking in the area of Al-Hamudiya-Brital," in the eastern Bekaa Valley, the army said. "The unit was shot at ... forcing

  • Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

    July 23, 2018 2:26 PM 7

    TOKYO: Japanese officials issued new warnings Monday as a deadly heatwave blankets the country, producing record high temperatures in Tokyo just two years before the city hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics. Officials said last week that the heatwave had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks

  • British boxers held in Spain over alleged gang rape

    July 23, 2018 11:09 AM 6

    MADRID: Two British boxers are in jail in Spain after being accused of allegedly gang raping a woman in a party resort in Ibiza, police said Monday. Paul and Sonny Upton, 30 and 29, and two other men were detained last week after a British tourist accused them of gang raping her in San Antonio, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil police said. They met the woman

  • Gunmen storm government building in Iraq Kurdish capital

    July 23, 2018 9:12 AM 11

    ARBIL, Iraq: Two gunmen on Monday stormed the governor's headquarters in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, opening fire and wounding a policeman, deputy governor Taher Abdullah said. Kurdish security forces known as Asayish set up a "security cordon and are searching the building" for the assailants, Abdullah said. The attack took place in the early

  • Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

    July 22, 2018 11:45 AM 14

    MAE SAI, Thailand: Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday. The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after being discharged from hospital and speaking to the media about their harrowing ordeal

  • Poll candidate killed in NW Pakistan suicide blast

    July 22, 2018 11:39 AM 7

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan: An election candidate and his driver were killed by a suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan Sunday, police said, three days before the country's general election. Ikramullah Gandapur, a member of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was contesting polls for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly