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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm baseofficials say The Taliban have stormed a military base in the south of Afghani
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 55 minutes ago
officials say The Taliban have stormed a military base in the south of Afghanistan, killing at least 43 troops, the Defence Ministry says, with the militants saying they had killed 60. Key points: The attack began when a suicide bomber... Read more
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New Kerala
41 soldiers killed by Taliban at Kandahar army camp - newkerala news #281694Tolo News cited security officials as saying that at least 24 were wounded in t
New Kerala / Posted 2 hours ago
Tolo News cited security officials as saying that at least 24 were wounded in the attack. The Afghan Defence Ministry is yet to comment on the number of casualties. Ministry spokesperson, Daulat Waziri, however, confirmed the... Read more
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dna
Nirmala Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with security personnel in Andaman and Nicobar Islands@DefenceMinIndia Smt @nsitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops&their families
dna / Posted 6 hours ago
@DefenceMinIndia Smt @nsitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops&their families at Tri-Services Command A&N (sic)," the defence ministry tweeted. This is her first visit to the strategically important command after assuming charge as the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Nirmala Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops at Andaman & Nicobar@DefenceMinIndia Smt @nsitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops&their families
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 hours ago
@DefenceMinIndia Smt @nsitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops&their families at Tri-Services Command A&N (sic),” the defence ministry tweeted. With the Tri-Services in Port Blair. Formation-anchor, guns & the wings. Next to me is Lt Gov of... Read more
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Reuters
Thursday Morning Briefingits “repression”. The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of t
Reuters / Posted 9 hours ago
its “repression”. The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60. As Japan prepares to vote in Sunday’s national... Read more
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dna
Taliban attack: 43 soldiers killed in army camp in southern Afghanistanhave killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army cam
dna / Posted 10 hours ago
have killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. Spokesman Dawlat Wazir said the attack on Wenesday involved two suicide car bombs and set... Read more
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Daily Star
Russia tests new SECRET WEAPON: Putin unveils ‘destructive’ arsenal NEVER used in wardown Russian ballistic missiles has also been installed, it believes. Alexande
Daily Star / Posted 10 hours ago
down Russian ballistic missiles has also been installed, it believes. Alexander Yemelyanov, a spokesperson for Russia’s defence ministry, accused the US of violating “its international obligations” by installing the missile... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm baseThe Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing
Daily Telegraph / Posted 10 hours ago
The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province of... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Suicide attack on Afghan military base, 43 deadto have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the Chashmo area of
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 hours ago
to have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province, the defence ministry said in a statement, adding that nine soldiers were wounded and six unaccounted for. Defence ministry... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Dozens killed as Taliban launch fresh assaults on Afghan basesAfghanistan which saw the insurgents blast their way into the compound with at
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 hours ago
Afghanistan which saw the insurgents blast their way into the compound with at least one explosives-laden Humvee, the defence ministry said. The militants then razed the base in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province to the... Read more
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BBC News
Suicide bombers destroy Afghan army basetrucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Nine oth
BBC News / Posted 12 hours ago
trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Nine others were wounded and six were missing, the defence ministry said. Ten militants were also said to have died. The attack, which happened in the Chashmo area of Maiwand... Read more
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asianage
43 Afghan soldiers killed in attack on army camp by Talibanhave killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army cam
asianage / Posted 12 hours ago
have killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers in an attack that wiped out an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said Thursday. Spokesman Dawlat Wazir said the attack late Wednesday involved two suicide car bombs and set... Read more
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Gulf News
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officialsThe Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing
Gulf News / Posted 13 hours ago
The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60.Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province of... Read more
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Swissinfo
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base- The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killin
Swissinfo / Posted 13 hours ago
- The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province... Read more
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The Hindu
Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 43to have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the Chashmo area of
The Hindu / Posted 14 hours ago
to have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement, adding that nine soldiers were wounded and six unaccounted for. Defense ministry... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base - officialsKABUL: The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country k
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 hours ago
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the province of... Read more
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Reuters
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm basemilitants killed at least 43 Afghan troops early on Thursday when they stormed
Reuters / Posted 14 hours ago
militants killed at least 43 Afghan troops early on Thursday when they stormed a military base in southern Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the southern province of Kandahar, 43 were killed, nine were... Read more
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Aljazeera
Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahara member of parliament from the province, said at least 41 soldiers were killed
Aljazeera / Posted 14 hours ago
a member of parliament from the province, said at least 41 soldiers were killed in the attack, which began late Wednesday. Defence Ministry spokesman Daulat Waziri confirmed the assault but declined to comment on the number of casualties. The... Read more
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dna
Bofors Cracker on Diwali Evehe stumbled on the evidence of the bribe. Irani claimed that the then Prime Mi
dna / Posted 20 hours ago
he stumbled on the evidence of the bribe. Irani claimed that the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi shifted Singh to the defence ministry, while Hershman was also asked to implicate Singh. "For too long the Congress has kept conveniently quiet.... Read more
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dna
Facts & circumstances will be probed: CBIto probe role of investigators and how Fairfax was hired by former finance mini
dna / Posted 20 hours ago
to probe role of investigators and how Fairfax was hired by former finance minister VP Singh. He also shifted Singh to the defence ministry. "So all these three thing combined to try to stop the investigation," Hershman said. The revelations came... Read more
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Reuters
Syrian militant group releases video of leader apparently uninjuredlecturing his fighters and played scenes of militants in battle. After the rep
Reuters / Posted yesterday
lecturing his fighters and played scenes of militants in battle. After the reported strike earlier this month, a Russian Defence Ministry spokesman said Golani had lost an arm and was in critical condition. Russia is an ally of Syrian President... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
BJP targets Congress over Bofors; CBI to examine fresh allegationsbribe and given death threats when he stumbled on the evidence of bribe. The th
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
bribe and given death threats when he stumbled on the evidence of bribe. The then finance minister was shifted to the defence ministry, she said. Meanwhile, the CBI said it would look into the ‘facts and circumstances’ of the Bofors scam... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Israel carries out raids on Palestinian media firmsproduction and media companies that provide services to Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds TV
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
production and media companies that provide services to Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds TV channels," the head of an Israeli defence ministry unit known as COGAT, Yoav Mordechai, wrote on Facebook, referring to Hamas channels. "These two channels... Read more
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The Temasek Review
SMRT: Prefers ‘no blame culture’ and ‘no fines’? « Letters « TR EMERITUShas not only been loss-making for years, but also made the news when 171 driver
The Temasek Review / Posted yesterday
has not only been loss-making for years, but also made the news when 171 drivers from China went on an illegal strike. The Defence Ministry said it did not comment on its officers’ career moves. “We do not share such information with the press,” a... Read more
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asianage
BJP asks Cong to come clean on Bofors, seeks response to Michael Hershman's allegationsgiven death threat when he stumbled on the evidence of bribe. The then Prime M
asianage / Posted yesterday
given death threat when he stumbled on the evidence of bribe. The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi shifted Singh to the defence ministry while Hershman was also asked to implicate Singh, she said. Quoting him, she said the owner of a... Read more
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New Kerala
Pak Army chief returns after a 'hushed' visit to Saudi, UAE - newkerala news #281434International Conference on C4I Solutions at the King Saud University in Riyadh
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
International Conference on C4I Solutions at the King Saud University in Riyadh. The conference was organised by the Saudi Defence Ministry with the theme "Alliance Against Terrorism: Strategies and Capabilities". Gen. Bajwa also met Saudi Crown... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Namibia to Send Peacekeepers to Lesothoare international relations deputy director Vasco Sampofu, colonels Japhet Onem
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
are international relations deputy director Vasco Sampofu, colonels Japhet Onemutshi Iiyambo and Mathew Shipulwa from the defence ministry, police deputy commissioner Joseph Shikongo and senior manager of the Namibia Central Intelligence Service,... Read more
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Reuters
Rap and the Party: China taps youth culture to hook millennial cadresYouth League has posted hundreds of videos this year interspersing patriotic ra
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Youth League has posted hundreds of videos this year interspersing patriotic raps with more traditional fare such as defence ministry briefings. One such “guichu” – a fast-paced clip of repeated images, sounds and catchy music – calls on... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
North Korea plans to launch many more satellitesSouth Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an un
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
South Korea's Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location. (South Korea Defence Ministry via AP) New York - North Korea's deputy UN ambassador said on Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites... Read more
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Business Standard India
US confronts internet's disruptions, China feels vindicatedthe cyberspace administration, which has subsumed many of the overlapping agenc
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
the cyberspace administration, which has subsumed many of the overlapping agencies that once governed content in cyberspace.The administration is now seen as an institution as important as the defence ministry. ©2017 The New York Times News Se... Read more
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The Borneo Post
DPM: Humanitarian attache to be assigned to Bangladeshaid to the Rohingya refugees. “It includes aid from the government to set up a
The Borneo Post / Posted 2 days ago
aid to the Rohingya refugees. “It includes aid from the government to set up a field hospital, which would be built by the Defence Ministry, Health Ministry and Malaysian Armed Forces Medical Corps. “As well as cooperation with the media to... Read more
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The Hindu
U.S. not ruling out direct talks with North Koreaand the U.S. began week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
and the U.S. began week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula on Monday, involving about 40 ships from both militaries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the South's defence ministr... Read more
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express
North Korea on THRESHOLD of nuclear war: Gambling USA to face 'total destruction'part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from October
express / Posted 2 days ago
part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from October 16 to 20, a spokesman for the South's defence ministry said. North Korea has called joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea as a “rehearsal... Read more
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The Hindu
Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands tomorrowshe will be celebrating Diwali with troops and interacting with the families du
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
she will be celebrating Diwali with troops and interacting with the families during various events over the two days,” the defence ministry said. The ministry also added that Ms. Sitharaman would be visiting the operational area of the command and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Pilot dies in military jet crash at base near Madridin military jet crash at base near Madrid A pilot has died in a military jet c
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
in military jet crash at base near Madrid A pilot has died in a military jet crash at an air base outside Madrid, Spain's defence ministry has... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Spanish fighter pilot killed in F-18 crashA pilot has been killed after an F-18 jet crashed during take-off from an air b
Sky News Australia / Posted 2 days ago
A pilot has been killed after an F-18 jet crashed during take-off from an air base outside Madrid, says Spain's defence ministry. Television pictures showed a large black plume of smoke rising from the Torrejon de Ardoz base, 12 miles east of the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Pilot dies in military jet crash at base near MadridOctober 17, 2017 - 11:26 am A pilot has died in a military jet crash at an air
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
October 17, 2017 - 11:26 am A pilot has died in a military jet crash at an air base outside Madrid, Spain's defence ministry has said. A ministry spokesman said the F-18 jet crashed at the Torrejon de Ardoz base on Tuesday during... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
F18 fighter plane crashes on takeoff near Madrid, killing pilota week. "The pilot of the airplane has died as a consequence of the accident,
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
a week. "The pilot of the airplane has died as a consequence of the accident, which happened during take-off," the Spanish defence ministry said in a tweet following the crash near the Torrejon de Ardoz base, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from... Read more
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Swissinfo
U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Koreaabout 40 ships from both militaries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald R
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
about 40 ships from both militaries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the South's defence ministry said. The North's state media said on Tuesday the allies' "desperate efforts" to block the advance of the... Read more
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EuroNews
China combat veteran, close ally of Xi, to get promotionof Shaanxi and both are children of former senior officials who fought together
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
of Shaanxi and both are children of former senior officials who fought together in the civil war in the 1940s. China’s Defence Ministry did not respond to a faxed request for comment. The party has been studying a proposal to increase the... Read more
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asianage
For first time, India, Russia to hold large-scale 'tri-service' military exercisesRussia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies a
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, said the Defence Ministry. The two countries have held annual naval exercises since 2003 but this is the first occasion that both... Read more
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Daily Star
North Korea WAR: General warns THIS is when WW3 will eruptthe exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula. They will be there
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula. They will be there until Friday, a spokesman for the South's defence ministry said on Monday. North Korea has denounced the joint military exercises as a "rehearsal for war".Related... Read more
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Herald Sun
NKorea preparing missile launchstate’s weapons program. The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previou
Herald Sun / Posted 3 days ago
state’s weapons program. The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises. A defence ministry spokesman declined to comment on the report of another ballistic missile launch to the AFP, saying: “We... Read more
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The Hindu
Tejas jets to get French-made radarsdevelopment and HAL had earlier this year floated a tender for Advanced Electro
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
development and HAL had earlier this year floated a tender for Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and Self-Protection Jammer. The Defence Ministry has already approved 83 Mk1A for the Air Force, in addition to the 40 basic vari... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Eleven more migrant bodies recovered following Tunisia navy ship collisionoff the country's coast. The death toll after the October 8 collision off the
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
off the country's coast. The death toll after the October 8 collision off the island of Kerkennah is now 19. Tunisia's defence ministry said on Monday in a statement that Navy divers spotted the wreck of the makeshift craft at the bottom of the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Like all its predecessors, INS Kiltan joins Navy with major vulnerabilitiesWhile passing through the South China Sea, these warships would have been at th
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
While passing through the South China Sea, these warships would have been at the mercy of Chinese submarines. In June, the defence ministry scrapped an NMRH purchase that had been initiated in 2009 and was at the point of conclusion. Instead,... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
US to conduct diplomacy with North Korea ‘until the first bomb drops’taking part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from
Asian Correspondent / Posted 3 days ago
taking part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from Oct 16 to 20, a spokesman for the South’s defence ministry said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confer during a working... Read more
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express
US and South Korea begin joint military drills in Korean peninsula as tensions risepart in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from October
express / Posted 3 days ago
part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from October 16 to 20, a spokesman for the South's defence ministry said. North Korea has called joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea as a “rehearsal... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US, South Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter North Korea threatpart in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from Oct. 16
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, a spokesman for the South's defence ministry said on Monday. North Korea has called joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea as a... Read more
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BBC News
Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probedispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) Eurofighter warplane purch
BBC News / Posted 4 days ago
dispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) Eurofighter warplane purchase more than a decade ago. Its defence ministry has said it was misled over the pricing. Airbus confirmed that Mr Enders is a subject of the inquiry,... Read more
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