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Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle


Nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during a gun battle, police say.

The clash occurred in Pulwama, where more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in a bombing last week.

IS teenage bride Shamima Begum gives birth to boy


Shamima Begum, one of three teenage girls to flee east London for a new life with the Islamic State group, says she has given birth to a baby boy.

Ms Begum left four years ago aged 15. Found in a Syrian refugee camp last week, she now hopes to return home.

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria


Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.

British investigators identify third man in Russian spy poisoning: sources

British investigators have identified a Russian military intelligence officer as a third suspect in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, two European security sources told whisper eye media

The sources confirmed a report by the investigative website Bellingcat which on Thursday identified Denis Sergeev, a high-ranking GRU officer and a graduate of Russia’s Military Diplomatic Academy, as the suspect.

Yemen FM faces backlash for smiling, to Netanyahu


Houthis accuse the Yemeni government of attempting to normalise ties with Israel at an anti-Iran summit in Poland.

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani has been widely criticised after he was pictured sitting next to, and smiling at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a conference aimed at isolating Iran

Attacked paramilitary force is a poor cousin to India’s army: former officers


The 44 Indian paramilitary police killed by a suicide attack in Kashmir on Thursday were part of a force that is little appreciated, poorly paid and under resourced when compared with the army, according to former senior officers.

People stand outside the house of Bablu Santra, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) member, who was killed after a suicide bomber rammed a car into the bus carrying CRPF personnel on Thursday, at Bauria village in Howrah district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India.

Ex-wife of Russian killed in Syria tells Kremlin – come clean


Olga Markelova’s ex-husband was killed two years ago on a clandestine mission in Syria for the Russian state.

Now she wants the Kremlin to take responsibility for him and scores of other fighters who died in its service.

Netanyahu Leaks Video of Arab Leaders Blasting ‘Toxic’ Iran in Discreet Discussion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau uploaded to the premier’s official YouTube page a video in which Arab leaders can be heard endorsing Netanyahu’s message that Iran poses the biggest threat to the region during a discussion at the Warsaw Middle East summit that was held behind closed doors.

The video was added in a discreet way to an announcement by the prime minister on a different topic, but while briefing reporters in Poland he hinted several times that he expected journalists to find out what was said in the discreet discussion. Netanyahu hinted as well that his team was in possession of the recording of the discussion, but that he could not leak it.

Chinese student charged for throwing pudding at Filipino officer

Chinese student charged for throwing soybean pudding at Filipino officer

A Chinese student who threw her cup of soybean pudding at a police officer in the Philippines has been charged with assault and disobedience.

Zhang Jiale was at a train station in Manila when she was stopped and told she had to finish her dessert before she could enter the station.

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 40 Indian paramilitary police in convoy


At least 40 Indian paramilitary police have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Police told the BBC that a car filled with explosives had rammed a bus carrying the troops to Srinagar.

Punishment ‘Sit in one corner’: Court tells top police officer


 In a putdown rare even for India’s sometimes dramatic court proceedings, the country’s Supreme Court told the former chief of federal police on Tuesday to “sit in one corner” and fined him 100,000 rupees for disobeying the court.

M Nageswara Rao, former chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was given the instruction after being found guilty of violating an earlier order that mandated seeking court permission before taking an investigating officer off a case.

Japan protests call for emperor to apologize to Korean ‘comfort women’


Japan said on Tuesday it had lodged a complaint with South Korea and after a Korean lawmaker said the Japanese emperor should apologize to “comfort women” forced to serve in Japanese military brothels in World War Two.

Relations between Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies, have amid an intensifying row over their wartime history. That includes Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of the Korean peninsula and its use of comfort women, many of them Korean.

17 dead at Delhi hotel fire


A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing 17 people, authorities in the Indian capital said, raising fresh questions about safety standards in poorly regulated budget hotels.

Frequent raids by civic authorities to enforce building codes, fire safety measures and evacuation procedures have failed to curb violations in a rapidly expanding city of more than 18 million people.

Remand of Palestinian suspected of murdering Israeli teen extended

The Palestinian man suspected of murdering 19 year-old Ori Ansbacher in the Ein Yael forest in Jerusalem last week had his detention extended by 10 days on Monday.

Arafat Irfaiya,from Hebron, was brought to the Jerusalem Magistrate’s court on Monday and was remanded on the charges of the murder and rape of Ansbacher whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in the forest on Thursday.

Yemen publicly executes two pedophiles

Two pedophiles were executed in front of a large crowd in Yemen’s port city of Aden for raping and murdering a 12-year-old boy.

Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, were convicted by a court of abducting Mohamed Saad, dragging him into one of their homes and sexually assaulting him in May 2018, the UK’s Daily Star reported

Farmer eaten by pigs

A Russian farmer who may have suffered an epileptic seizure and collapsed into her pig pen was eaten by her pigs, according to reports citing Russian media.

The woman, 56, was feeding the animals in a village in the central Russian region of Udmurtia when she fainted and fell into the pig pen.