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Afghan Taliban say ‘unaware’ of peace talks, no comment on Mullah Omar

30 July 2015

KABUL: The Taliban Thursday rejected reports of any fresh round of peace talks expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul’s reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

30 July 2015

MUMBAI: India on Thursday executed Yakub Memon for his role in the nation’s deadliest attacks, a series of bombings in Mumbai more than two decades ago, police said.

Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing in Alaska

30 July 2015

HONG KONG: A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at a military base in Alaska late Wednesday, after smoke was detected on the aircraft.

Pakistan cops kill feared militant

30 July 2015

MUZAFFARGARH: Pakstani police gunned down one of the country’s most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation’s minority Shiites.

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

30 July 2015

MUMBAI (AFP) - India on Thursday executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993, Indian media reported.

Virgin Australia flight turns back to LA after window crack

30 July 2015

SYDNEY(AFP) - A Virgin Australia flight bound for Brisbane was turned back to Los Angeles after a crack was found in the passenger jet’s windscreen, the airline said Thursday.

Dutch PM appeals to Putin

30 July 2015

THE HAGUE: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte made an “urgent” appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Massive SMRT disruption due to leak on rail insulator

30 July 2015

Investigations have pinpointed the cause of the July 7 massive rail disruption to a third rail insulator that was contaminated, the Land Transport Authority and SMRT said on Wednesday.

More online talk of polls being held in Sept

30 July 2015

Talk that the general election might be held in September has gathered pace, with the boundaries report out last Friday and voter rolls now open for public inspection.

Fukushima nuke plant operator faces fresh lawsuit

30 July 2015

TOKYO: The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant faced a fresh lawsuit from the family of a 102-year-old man who killed himself because he was depressed at having to leave his home.

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