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The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

Image copyright EPA Image caption An Afghan soldier points to the area where the US dropped the bomb On 13 April the US dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. It was the first time such a weapon had been used in […]

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has been releasing photos of mass live-fire exercises The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump’s strategy was announced after a special briefing for US senators. Earlier, […]

North Korea tensions: US ready to ‘bring Kim Jong-un to his senses’

North Korea tensions: US ready to ‘bring Kim Jong-un to his senses’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Vinson battle group has been conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea The US military’s top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to his knees”. Adm Harry […]

Missing Taiwanese trekker found in Himalayas after 47 days

Missing Taiwanese trekker found in Himalayas after 47 days

Image copyright EPA Image caption Liang Sheng Yueh is being treated at Grandee International Hospital in Kathmandu A 21-year-old trekker from Taiwan has been rescued alive in the Himalayas, 47 days after he and his girlfriend went missing. A high-altitude search and rescue team found Liang Sheng Yueh in a canyon at around 2,600m (8,500ft) […]

China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence

China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence

Media captionChinese state media released a picture of the launch showing the carrier bedecked in giant colourful streamers China has launched a new aircraft carrier in the latest sign of its growing military strength. It is the country’s second aircraft carrier, after the Liaoning, and the first to be made domestically. The as-yet unnamed ship […]

India clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for restricted release

India clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for restricted release

Image copyright JIGNESH PANCHAL Image caption The film is about the dreams and desires of four women from small town India An appeals board of India’s film censor authority has cleared an award-winning Hindi language film for limited release. Lipstick Under My Burkha was earlier refused certification because it was too “lady oriented” and contained […]

North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing

North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-un, here visiting a pig farm, has vowed to continue missile tests In an unusual move, the entire US Senate is being called to the White House for a briefing on North Korea. Washington has become increasingly concerned at North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats to its […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

Afghan casualties in Taliban Mazar-e Sharif attack pass 100

Afghan casualties in Taliban Mazar-e Sharif attack pass 100

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan troops keep watch at the base near Mazar-e-Sharif after the attack More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, the defence ministry has confirmed. Fighting lasted for several hours near the city of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Balkh […]

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