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Duterte Asks Putin for 'Help and Support in Fight Against Daesh'

According to Duterte, the Philippines needs modern weaponry to fight Daesh and expressed hope that Moscow would assist his country in obtaining arms. “Our country needs modern...

India Rewards Army Major Behind Kashmir Human Shield, Stirs Nationwide Debate

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Army chief General Bipin Rawat's ‘Commendation Card' for Major Leetul Gogoi has stirred debate in India where some support Gogoi while many others...

Kyrgyz Security Services Neutralize Fake Bomb Near National Philharmonic Hall

BISHKEK (Sputnik) — Earlier on in the day, officers of the NSC and the country’s Interior Ministry were sent to the National Philharmonic Hall in the center of Bishkek following reports...

Defector: DPRK Drones Can Hit Seoul With Biochemical Attack in One...

The individual was interviewed by Japanese newspaper Sekai Nippo under the alias Jin-myeong Han. A former diplomat to Vietnam, he defected from the DPRK in 2015.  While an enormous...

UN Security Council Urges North Korea to Take Concrete Steps to...

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The government of North Korea should demonstrate willingness to embark on the path of denuclearization through concrete steps and right away, the UN Security Council said...

North Korea 'Openly Defying' UNSC Resolutions With Ballistic Missile Tests

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — By repeatedly launching missiles the government of North Korea is bluntly defying the UN Security Council resolutions, they should refrain from further tests...

Indian Researchers Discover Alternative to Kill TB Bacteria

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Bergenin is a phytochemical isolated from tender leaves of the shorea robusta or the sal tree. Researchers hope bergenin holds promise as an adjuvant...

Tram-Truck Collision in Southeast Australia Leaves at Least 29 People Injured

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to ABC News, the accident took place in the inner suburb of Melbourne, Parkville, in morning rush hours. The truck crashed into the tram, which...

China Asked US for 100-Day Delay to Prepare Sanctions Against North...

TOKYO (Sputnik) – The two sides agreed that the United States would wait 100 days for China to put pressure on North Korea over the latter's missile...

Kim Jong-un Approves Mass Production of Successfully Launched Ballistic Missile

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on Monday media reported, that Pyongyang announced the successful launch of the intermediate-range ballistic missile. "This type of missile should be rapidly mass-produced in a...

North Korea Successfully Launches Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — North Korea successfully test fired a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, media reported Monday. According to Yonhap news agency, citing the North Korean state-run...

N Korean Missile Falls 250 Miles Away From Japan's Western Shimane...

TOKYO (Sputnik) — The ballistic missile, launched by Pyongyang on Sunday, fell down 400 kilometers (248 miles) away from Japan's western Shimane Prefecture, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said....
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