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Monthly Archives: September 2015

KUNDUZ: NATO said yesterday its special forces joined Afghan troops in Kunduz to try to push back Taleban insurgents who seized the city, repelled a counter-offensive and advanced on the airport to shore up their biggest victory in 14...
ERBIL: Kurdish forces said they drove Islamic State out of several villages near the oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq yesterday after US-led coalition airstrikes targeted insurgent positions overnight. The assault, which began at dawn, is the latest...
DUBAI/RIYADH: Pilgrims reported feeling the hands of their relatives slip away into the crowd on Thursday morning when a crush at the Mina camp in Mecca killed at least 769 in the deadliest hajj disaster in a generation. Saudi Arabia...
JACKSON: The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early yesterday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was pronounced dead by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21 am...
HELSINKI: After 25 days of winding through Europe on buses, trains, cars, a motorcycle and even a horse cart, Firas Afandi reached the end of the line: Finland. "For me, this is where I want to be," the 48-year-old...
WASHINGTON: In a potential major shift in policy, US military commanders want to keep at least a few thousand American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, citing a fragile security situation highlighted by the Taleban's capture of the northern city...
MUMBAI: An Indian court sentenced five men to death yesterday for a series of bomb blasts that ripped through packed trains in Mumbai in 2006, killing nearly 200 people and injuring many more. Another seven people found guilty of...
LHASA: Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism. "It's just out of...
MALMÖ: Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 500 career goals and tied Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer with a double in the Spanish giants 2-0 win away at Malmo yesterday. Ronaldo, 30, netted his 500th and 501st goals to propel Madrid...
MANCHESTER: Juan Mata scored one goal and made another as Manchester United came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 yesterday and kick their Champions League campaign into gear. Beaten 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven in their opening game two weeks ago,...
RIYADH: Al-Hilal were left to rue a missed penalty, awarded in controversial circumstances, as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 home draw in an incident-packed AFC Champions League semi-final first leg by Emiratis Al-Ahli. A stale match burst into...
LONDON: The declining fortunes of West Indies cricket hit a new low yesterday when the Caribbean team failed to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy in England. Restricted to the world’s top eight-ranked sides, the West Indies missed out...

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