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Sri Lanka suicide bomber who studied in UK named

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One of the suicide bombers behind the Sri Lanka suicide attacks was former UK student Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, according to security sources. Mohamed is believed to have studied in the southeast of England at some point between 2006 and 2007 – and later did a postgraduate course in Australia, before returning to settle in Read More

We had intel that could have stopped attacks – Sri Lanka PM

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The Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people could have been prevented if key intelligence had been passed on correctly, the prime minister has admitted. Eight Britons were among those who died in a series of blasts across the country targeting churches and hotels, with more than 500 people Read More

Protesters ‘prepare for battle’ in Khartoum

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By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent in Khartoum Demonstrators in Sudan have staged massive protests demanding that the military hands power to civilians. It comes after former president Omar al Bashir was ousted, with the military council taking over. Sky’s chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay reports from Sudan’s capital. What a difference a day can make. From Read More

No to ‘unilateral sanctions’: Turkey slams US for ending waivers on Iranian oil imports

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As Washington has renewed its push to bring Iran’s oil exports “to zero” the US decision to lift special sanctions waivers for certain Iranian oil purchasers has drawn the ire of America’s NATO ally – Ankara. Turkey – one of the purchasers of Iranian oil, which had thus far enjoyed an exemption from the US Read More

Libya’s only airport shuts down amid airstrikes & gunfire in Tripoli

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The last functional civilian airport in Libya has halted operations, amid reports of airstrikes in the vicinity of the capital, as the Libyan National Army led by Marshall Khalifa Haftar continues its siege of Tripoli. “The civilian aviation authority closed the air space of the airport until further notice for the sake of air security,” Read More

New 40mm cannon on Marine Corp amphibious combat vehicle destroys drones, pickup trucks

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A Marine Corps amphibious combat vehicle armed with a 40mm cannon is seen in Kingman, Arizona.(Kris Osborn) Navy and Marine Corps interest in up-gunning its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle with a stronger, longer-range 40mm cannon may have taken a step forward following a live-fire demonstration which blasted off the cannon — destroying enemy pick-up trucks, Read More

‘Where is justice?’ Vietnam demands Monsanto pay victims of US Agent Orange chemical warfare

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Vietnam is again seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange, inspired by the multimillion-dollar verdicts against Monsanto in California. The biotech firm had supplied the US military with the chemical during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) has written a letter to a US court asking that it Read More

Libya warlord accused of using child soldiers

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent in Tripoli The UN-backed Libyan government is under siege from rebels led by General Khalifa Heftar. As the rebels fight to take Libya’s capital, Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford meets men and others believed to be youths who are being detained. They are accused of fighting against forces that Read More

Japan’s crashed F-35 had navigation & cooling faults, whole fleet forced into 7 emergency landings

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Japan’s fleet of highly sophisticated F-35A jets has been plagued by problems in the last two years, resulting in at least seven emergency landings – including two by the unit that crashed in the Pacific Ocean earlier this month. Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) had a fleet of thirteen F-35As, before one of the fifth-generation stealth Read More

India has vast arsenal of Russian-made weapons & seeks to expand it (PHOTOS)

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Even as Washington is wooing New Delhi, India is seeking to buy Russian-made military hardware. The most recent deal would see the purchase of more than 450 tanks from Moscow for $1.93 billion, and it’s not even the biggest one. The purchase of 464 T-90MS main battle tanks, approved last week, will further expand the Read More