International

Japan knife attack leaves 19 dead, 26 severely injured

TOKYO – At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo on Tuesday morning. Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayurien facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, a residential area approximately 40 kilometers west of the capital. The 19 people …

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2 bomb threats shocked Central Sulawesi a day after Santoso’s burial

Two bomb threats in Kawua and Ampana shocked Central Sulawesi residents on Sunday (July 24), a day after the burial of terrorist group leader of East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) Santoso, aka Abu Wardah, Jakarta Post reported. The first bomb threat occurred in the morning in front of the Advent Church in Jalan Trans Sulawesi, Kawua subdistrict, Poso City, while the …

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China just completed the world’s largest amphibious aircraft

BEIJING – China has just completed production of its first amphibious aircraft, which is designed to enhance the country’s capabilities in maritime rescues and fighting forest fires, state media said. The massive seaplane AG600 rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday (July 23), is part of China’s efforts in minimizing its dependence on foreign …

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Car slams into Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine – two Singaporeans injured

A car slammed into the fence of the Erawan Shrine on Friday night (July 22), injuring seven people in the compound of the popular attraction. The Toyota sedan apparently lost control, hit the fence and came to a stop inside the shrine compound at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok, Thai Rath reported. According to the Daily News, they were paying respects …

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Democrat Hillary Clinton : Tim Kaine vice-presidential running mate

Hillary Clinton has chosen Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate, she made the announcement via text message to supporters on Friday (July 22). Kaine is said to provide a marginal electoral benefit in his home state, but in choosing him, Clinton is making making a safe bet that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a …

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India conducts search and rescue for missing military aircraft

India conduced a massive search and rescue operation for an Indian air force (IAF) plane that went missing with 29 people on board over the Bay of Bengal yesterday (July 22). The Antonov-32 transporter aircraft took off from Chennai (Madras) at 8:30am local time (10:00am S’pore), heading to Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar and never …

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U.S. Department of Justice files lawsuits in connection with 1MDB

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed lawsuits on Wednesday (July 20) seeking to seize dozens of properties tied to Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying that over $3.5 billion was misappropriated from the institution. The lawsuits, filed in Los Angeles, seek to seize assets “involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from 1MDB”. …

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Republican Tickets: Donald Trump and Mike Pence

After months of division among the political rights in America, Donald Trump was formally nominated as the Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday. Trump had been leading in the delegate counts since his win in New Hampshire back in February. On Tuesday, he clinched more than 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination in the Republican Convention. He garnered more than 13 million votes …

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North Korea fires three missiles into the sea

North Korea launched another missile test on Tuesday (July 19), by firing three ballistic missile into the sea of its east coast. The launches happened between 03:45 AM local time (20:45 GMT on Monday) and 04:40 AM, stated the South Korean military, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency. According to the US, the first two missiles was the short-ranged …

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Fire on crashed Taiwan tourist bus kills all 26 on board

A tour bus caught fire while carrying visitors from China to the airport for their flight home on a busy highway near Taiwan’s capital, killing all 26 people on board, making it the deadliest incident involving Chinese tourism in Taiwan. 24 of those on board were visitors from Liaoning province who had been scheduled to fly home that Tuesday (July …

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