World Bulletin / News Desk
India successfully test fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Thursday. The trial of the missile was conducted from a rail mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 8:46am.
Agni-II is a two-stage surface-to-surface missile powered by solid propellants which can carry nuclear war heads over a distance of 2,000 km.
It has a launch weight of 17 tones and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg over a distance of 2,000 km. Agni-II is part of the Agni series of missiles which include Agni-I with a 700 km range, Agni-III with a 3,000 km range, Agni-IV and Agni-V.
The measure is intended to assist Afghans who worked for Americans, mostly as interpreters and guides, during the 13-year-long war.
The money would be used to replenish Israel's arsenal of Iron Dome interceptor missiles, many of which have been used to shoot down short-range rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in the current three-week-long conflict.
Six militants loyal to Taliban in Pakistan have also been killed in crossfire, according to army officials.
CAR descended into anarchy last year when Seleka rebels ousted then president Francois Bozize, a Christian who had come to power in a 2003 coup.
On the invitation of U.S. President Barrack Obama, the leaders will hold a high-level strategic dialogue under the theme: “Investing in the Next Generation.”
Taraba is a flashpoint of ethnic rivalries, particularly between local farmers and herdsmen.
Morocco has decided to bring its citizens back home from Libya against the background of the worsening security situation in the country.
The Israeli police said the Palestinian youths had pelted its personnel with stones and Molotov cocktails.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said it had to evacuate the Abu Youssef al-Naggar Hospital in Rafah after it came under fire from Israel's artillery late on Friday.
An explosion ripped through a workshop that polishes wheel hubs in Kunshan city.
Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said the Israeli army had used the hype about the humanitarian ceasefire to advance its troops 2 kilometers into eastern Rafah.
King Abdullah criticised international inaction over Israel's offensive in Gaza, which he described as involving mass slaughter and "war crimes against humanity"
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In May, US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Snowden to "man up" and return to the US to face charges.
The official People's Daily said on its microblog that the incident happened in Hotan in Xinjiang's far south, when more than 30,000 civilians involved in a counter-terror operation
Women face two problems: the lack of identity cards and an edict from elders of their Pashtun tribes forbidding them from going out to get aid