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Bangladeshi in US tied to IS plan to kill member of US military


A 24-year-old Bangladeshi citizen living in the US state of Maryland has been charged with planning to kill a member of the US military in support of Daesh terror group, the US Department of Justice announced in a press release. ‘Nelash Mohamed Das is alleged to have plotted to kill …

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India, Pakistan exchange fire at LoC’s Bhimber sector


Incidents of cross-border firing across the Line of Control (LoC) continue as Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire in the Bhimber sector in the wee hours of Tuesday. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that Indian troops ‘resorted to unprovoked firing’ at 4am while the exchange of …

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Trio wins Nobel chemistry prize for ‘world’s smallest machines’


The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2016 has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for developing molecular machine. Announcing the Prize on Wednesday in Stockholm, a statement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said, ‘The development of computing demonstrates how the miniaturisation …

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Mystery of the ‘surgical strike’


IT cannot get more absurd. While the Indians insist that they carried out a cross-LoC surgical military strike, the Pakistanis are befuddled by the claim. Either the Indians are hallucinating or the Pakistanis are in a complete state of denial. The riddle gets more confusing with the Indian claim of …

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Migrant mothers give birth on Italian rescue ship


Some good news has emerged in the continuing tragedy of Europe’s Mediterranean migrant crisis. Two babies, a boy and a girl, were born to two different migrant women on the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to the doctor who helped deliver them. …

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