Taliban try to take Af city in brazen assault

Taliban try to take Af city in brazen assault

GHAZNI (): Heavily armed fighters attacked the strategic central Afghan city of Ghazni on Friday, burning police checkpoints and seizing control of parts of the centre before being driven back by US-backed forces, officials said. US attack helicopters and drone aircraft provided government forces with air support. But with Taliban fighters believed to be hiding in residential areas, it was unclear whether the government had full control of the city, […]

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Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14: Officials

Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14: Officials

KABUL: Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early today, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said. The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of a province with the same name, also wounded at least 20 members of the security forces, said Baz […]

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Doctors return Bangladesh photographer to police custody

Doctors return Bangladesh photographer to police custody

DHAKA: A well-known photographer and activist in Bangladesh who accused police of torturing him after his arrest last weekend returned to police custody on Wednesday following a medical examination that declared him physically fine. The High Court on Tuesday ordered authorities to take to a state-run hospital for a checkup after the allegations that he was beaten in custody. Alam faces charges of spreading false information about recent student protests […]

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‘Rabies vaccine maker faking records since ’14’

‘Rabies vaccine maker faking records since ’14’

BEIJING: A Chinese government probe has confirmed irregularities by a drug maker recently forced to withdraw its vaccines from several countries and the domestic market. An investigating team of the State Council, has found that the outfit, Changsheng Limited, had been violating national drug standards for vaccines since 2014 and had remained mostly undetected. The violations included blending expired fluid to produce certain products and falsifying production dates, thus endangering […]

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China to slap tit-for-tat tariffs on $16bn worth of US goods

China to slap tit-for-tat tariffs on $16bn worth of US goods

BEIJING: China is slapping further tariffs of 25% on $16 billion worth of US imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the country’s commerce ministry said, as the world’s largest economies escalated their trade dispute. The tariffs will be activated on August 23, the ministry said, the same day that the US plans to begin collecting 25%further in tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese goods. The […]

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