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224 dead in Mexico quake

At least 224 people have died in a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that shook central Mexico, the Secretary of the Interior said.

Spain expels North Korean ambassador

NEW YORK: The Spanish government has informed North Korea's ambassador to Madrid, Kim Hyok Chol, that he must leave the country before the end of the month, officials said.

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica island

The "potentially catastrophic" hurricane Maria, the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Dominica, has devastated the Caribbean island, the country's Prime Minister said on Tuesday.

6 immigrants sue Trump for his decision to end DACA

WASHINGTON: Six young undocumented migrants filed suit in San Francisco federal court against President Donald Trump for committing an "unprecedented violation" of their rights by abruptly ending the so-called DACA immigration program.

US to deploy 3,000 additional troops in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the Pentagon plans to send another 3,000 troops to strengthen his country's military presence in Afghanistan, local media reported.

India calls for examining N Korea's nuclear linkages

NEW YORK: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has brought the issue of North Korea's nuclear linkages to an international forum and called for examining them, although she did not name Pakistan which has traded nuclear technology for missile know-how.

Nawaz's wife elected to Parliament: Unofficial results

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband, unofficial results on Monday showed.

British terrorism threat level lowered to 'severe'

LONDON:  British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that Britain's terrorism threat level has been lowered from "critical" to "severe" after being raised to the highest possible in the wake of the Friday explosion at a subway station in west London.

Over 300 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi aircraft conducted dozens of airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) militants in western Iraq, leaving many of their posts destroyed and killing some 306 militants, the Iraqi military said.

Iraqi forces free IS-held town near Syria border

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces liberated Akashat town area and cleared the surrounding desert land from Islamic State (IS) militants near the border with Syria, the Iraqi military said.

London Tube bombing: Teen arrested, terror threat raised to 'critical'

LONDON: Police arrested an 18-year-old youth on Saturday in connection with a terror attack on a London Tube train a day earlier, that left 29 people injured and resulted in an increase in the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical".

Teen arrested for London Tube bombing

An 18-year-old was arrested on Saturday in connection with the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 29 people injured.

Kim Jong-un celebrates latest missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday celebrated the success of the latest missile launch and claimed the weapons programme establishes an equilibrium with the US.

UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

 The UK terror threat was increased from severe to critical as police continue the hunt for the person who attempted to bring carnage to a London rush-hour tube train packed with school children and commuters, officials said on Saturday.

UN Security Council condemns N.Korea over missile launch

The UN Security Council condemned "the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile" by North Korea and expressed commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the crisis.

Defiant North Korea fires another ballistic missile over Japan

PYONGYANG: In a major show of defiance to the international community, North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago.

Panama verdict: Pakistan SC rejects Sharifs' review petitions

ISLAMABAD:  In a massive blow to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petitions filed by the deposed Prime Minister and his children against the July 28 Panama Papers judgement. The ruling PML-N called the verdict a "disappointment" while Sharif's daughter and party leader Maryam Nawaz said "revenge was being taken in the name of accountability".

Explosion hits London Tube train, several injured

Several people were injured when an explosion occurred in a carriage of a London Tube train on Friday, officials said.

Hurricane Max makes landfall in Mexico

MAXICO CITY: Hurricane Max has made landfall in Mexico's Guerrero state, weather officials said.The Category 1 hurricane, which has sustained winds of 130 kph, made landfall at around 4 p.m. on Thursday evening near the town of Pico del Monte, reports Efe news.

Indian psychiatrist killed in US mourned by colleagues, patients

WASHINGTON: Achutha Reddy, an Indian psychiatrist who was killed in the US state of Kansas, was mourned by his colleagues, patients and community members who remembered him as a man of compassion.

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