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Trump's plan seeks $54 billion increase in defence spending
Trump's plan seeks $54 billion increase in defence spending

An administration official said that Trump`s plan would include a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a corresponding decrease in non-military programs.

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack
Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack

"Three bombs were dropped by the air force on a Hamas military base east of Nusseirat refugee camp," south of Gaza city, a Palestinian security source said.

White House launches crackdown on staffers amid leaks
White House launches crackdown on staffers amid leaks

Quoting sources, Politico reported that the incident comes a week after President Trump expressed frustration with the unauthorised sharing of information by individuals in his administration.

Iran tests missiles in naval exercises
Iran tests missiles in naval exercises

"The latest naval cruise missile called Nasir was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the southern waters of the country," Iran said.

EU imposes new sanctions on North Korea
EU imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The new sanctions include new export and import bans and restrictions on diplomats' real estate and bank accounts in the EU.

Iraqi forces, battling Islamic State, reach key Mosul bridge
Iraqi forces, battling Islamic State, reach key Mosul bridge

Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group in west Mosul reached the city's southernmost bridge today, a key step in efforts to defeat the jihadists in their stronghold, a spokesman said.

Kansas shooting: Hundreds attend peace march for slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla
Kansas shooting: Hundreds attend peace march for slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Hundreds gathered in Kansas city for a peace march and prayer vigil for slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and two other victims of a US bar shooting.

Foreigners among 350 terror suspects held in Pakistan

Over 350 suspects, including Afghan and Uzbek nationals, have been arrested and arms and drugs recovered from them during a series of countrywide search operations against terrorists.

Donald Trump to sign new travel order on Wednesday
Donald Trump to sign new travel order on Wednesday

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday.

North Korean government behind assassination of Kim Jong-nam: South Korea
North Korean government behind assassination of Kim Jong-nam: South Korea

South Korea`s spy agency said on Monday that the North Korean government was behind the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, adding that those involved worked for the country`s foreign ministry and spy body.

Bulgaria's centre-right keeps narrow lead over Socialists: Poll

Bulgaria`s centre-right GERB party retains a slim lead over its main political rival, the Socialists, a month before an early parliamentary election, a survey by independent pollster Alpha Research showed on Monday.

Senior Taliban commander killed in northern Afghanistan air strike

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund`s death in a statement.

Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven: Police

Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Sri Lanka`s capital Monday

Pyongyang operating regiment-level biochemical weapons unit

The South Korean military on Monday said that Pyongyang is presumed to be operating a regiment-level biochemical weapons unit.

Seven killed in prison bus attack in Sri Lanka

At least seven persons, including an underworld don, were killed when a prison bus was attacked by unidentified men in southwestern Sri Lanka today.

Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

Many Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers, Xuan's family was split up, victimized by the stormy relationship between the countries.

Indonesian police shoot bomber after explosion in Bandung city

A pressure cooker bomb exploded in the courtyard of a government building in the Indonesian city Bandung on Monday.

Two Earthquake hit Nepal

Two moderate intensity earthquakes hit Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley.

Bomb attack, police shootout in Indonesian city

A small bomb exploded in a park in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Monday.

Hundreds gather for peace, to celebrate Kansas victim's life

Hundreds of people in Kansas City joined a peace march and prayer vigil, celebrating the life of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla cut short in a senseless triple shooting incident at a pub in an apparent hate crime.

South Korea's acting president declines to extend corruption probe

South Korea`s acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn will not extend the current special prosecutor`s investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye, Hwang`s office said on Monday.

Philadelphia Jewish cemetery desecrated by vandals

About 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia have been knocked over, police said on Sunday.

Bomber targets police office in eastern Algerian city: State media

A militant bomber attacked a police station in the eastern Algerian city of Constantine on Sunday but was shot before he could enter the building.

 

South Korea's major opposition party to seek PM's impeachment: Yonhap

South Korea`s main opposition Democratic Party said on Monday it and other parties would seek the impeachment of the prime minister.

Abu Sayyaf militants behead German hostage in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner after a deadline to negotiate his release expired.

Three dead, 19 missing as floods hit central Chile

At least three people are dead and 19 others missing after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country`s usually dry summer months, causing mudslides and water outages in the South American nation.

Donald Trump's Navy Secretary nominee Philip Bilden withdraws

Philip Bilden, who was nominated by the US President Donald Trump as his Navy Secretary, has withdrawn citing disruption in his financial interests.

North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia: United Nations

It is in Kuala Lumpur`s "Little India" neighbourhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally
Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

Transparency International ranks Romania among the EU’s most corrupt states and Brussels keeps its justice system under special monitoring.
 

White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes

The White House on Sunday did not rule out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.