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6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 11:57 IST      
6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

London [UK], Oct. 21 (ANI): A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of around 6.6 has rocked western Japan on Friday.

However, officials said there is no tsunami warning, reports the Independent.

The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. (0510 GMT) in Japan's western prefecture of Tottori, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) west of Tokyo, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) underground.

There was no immediate report of injuries or damage from the quake.

This earthquake comes five and a half years since a 9.0 undersea earthquake cause a tsunami and a meltdown at the Fukashima power plant which resulted in the deaths of over 15,000 people. (ANI)

Washington [United States], May 29 (ANI): The intelligence community in the United States is believed to have informed the U.S. Congress that Pakistan has by and large failed to curb militants and terrorists operating from its soil.

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Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, 111 still missing

Updated: May 29, 2017 09:33 IST     

New York [U.S.], May. 29 (ANI): The death toll in the deadly Sri Lankan floods has risen to 164, while 111 remain missing

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New York [U.S.A.], May 29 (ANI): With US President Donald Trump's signature handshake managing to make highlights almost every time, the newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron described his recent encounter with him as 'the moment of truth'.

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Portland double murder: Pressure on Trump to make statement

Updated: May 29, 2017 08:50 IST     

London [U.K.], May 29 (ANI): Pressure seems to building up on U.S. President Donald Trump to speak up on the recent racist attack in Oregon's Portland, leading to the killing of two men.

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Five of 28 highest-paid Trump Admin staff are women

Updated: May 29, 2017 08:50 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], May 29 (ANI): Taking a fast stride towards the way of women empowerment, five of the 28 highest paid employees in the President Trump administration are women.

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WannaCry hackers could be from Southern China

Updated: May 29, 2017 08:50 IST     

Hong Kong [China], May 29 (ANI): The hackers working under the name of WannaCry malware, the name that shook 150 countries by hacking their major websites, are likely to originate from the southern mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore.

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New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday lambasted the 'fake' media for 'demeaning' his use of social media alleging that they don't want the people to know the 'real story'.

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U.S. Navy SEAL member killed after parachute malfunction

Updated: May 29, 2017 06:32 IST     

New York [USA], May 29 (ANI): A member of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL died on Sunday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.

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Washington D. C. [USA], May 29 (ANI): U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Sunday said that civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are inevitable even as the U.S. forces "do everything humanly possible" to prevent them.

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Somalia: Jihadist group stones man to death for adultery

Updated: May 29, 2017 05:11 IST     

Moscow [Russia], May 29 (ANI): Jihadist group al-Shabaab reportedly stoned to death a 44-year-old man in Somalia for alleged adultery.

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Moscow [Russia], May 29 (ANI): The missile launched by North Korea on Monday reached Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

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N. Korea launches 'what appears to be' ballistic missile

Updated: May 29, 2017 03:45 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], May 29 (ANI): North Korea on Monday fired what appears to be a ballistic missile from its eastern coast, according to the South Korean military.

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Europe can no longer rely on U.S., Britain: Merkel

Updated: May 29, 2017 03:23 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 29 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States and Britain are no longer reliable partners.

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US-led airstrike kills 20 civilians in Syria

Updated: May 29, 2017 03:19 IST     

Raqqa [Syria], May 29 (ANI): At least 20 civilians were killed in a U.S. led airstrike against the Islamic State terrorists in the southern countryside of Raqqa province in Syria.

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U.S. considering laptop ban on all international flights

Updated: May 29, 2017 01:12 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], May 29 (ANI): The U.S. administration is considering a blanket ban on laptops in passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

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Suicide bomb attack kills four in eastern Iraq

Updated: May 28, 2017 23:15 IST     

Diyala [Iraq], May 28 (ANI): At least four persons were killed and 18 others injured after a suicide bomber blew himself near a security checkpoint in Iraq's central Baquba city on Sunday.

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New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has said that British Prime Minister Theresa May was very angry over the leaks of sensitive information about the Manchester Arena bombing to the U.S. media.

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Eight killed in Mississippi shooting, one arrested

Updated: May 28, 2017 20:27 IST     

Mississippi [USA], May 28 (ANI): At least eight people including a deputy sheriff were killed in shoot out in Mississippi's Lincoln County.

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Kathmandu sees Tagore's childhood

Updated: May 28, 2017 18:14 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 28 (ANI): Indian theater group, Ruchika, on Sunday staged a drama based on famous literary figure Rabindranath Tagore's childhood in Kathmandu.

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China criticises G7 interference in its sea disputes

Updated: May 28, 2017 17:30 IST     

Beijing [China], May 28 (ANI): China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Sunday said that Beijing strongly denounces a joint communique released after the 2017 G7 summit as it interfered in East China Sea and South China Sea issues on the pretext of international law.

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