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Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic summit

SEOUL:The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit.Smiling broadly and exchanging greetings, the two shook hands for a long time, exchanging greetings and looking from outward appearances like old friends.

 
 
 
US, France and UK strike bases, chemical research centres in Syria

DAMASCUS:The US, UK and France have bombed Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital.The US, France, and Britain announced a joint operation against Syria's government, a week after a suspected chemical attack outside the capital Damascus

 
 
 
Florida school shooting:17 student killed

FLORIDA:At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.The suspect has been named as Nikolas CruzCruz, whose fellow students described him as “troubled,” was arrested without incident in the nearby town of Coral Springs.

 
 
 
9 killed in deadly attack on church in Quetta-Pakistan

Quetta:A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Quetta,Pakistan has killed at least 9 people and 30 injured.Militants stormed the church, which was packed with worshippers at the time.The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.

 
 
 
Egypt attack:235 killed in Sinai mosque

CAIRO:Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people,
A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on the worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said.

 
 
 
Las Vegas shooting:58 dead and 500 injured

LAS VEGAS:At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.He killed himself as police stormed the room where 10 guns were found.

 
 
 
Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in historic independence vote

BAGHDAD:Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum,defying warnings from Baghdad and their neighbours in a historic step towards a national dream.Iraq's prime minister has denounced the referendum as "unconstitutional".

 
 
 
US expands travel ban to include N Korea,Venezuela and Chad

WASHINGTON:The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments.Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation.

 
 
 
150 killed and more than 100 injured in oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East-Pakistan

LAHORE:150 killed and more than 100 injured in oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East-Pakistan. A lorry transporting oil burst into flames. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital.It appears the tanker blew a tyre while rounding a sharp bend in the road. There are fears that the death toll could rise further.


 
 
 
7 killed, over 40 injured as terror strikes heart of London

LONDON:At least three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing seven people in a "terror attack" in a popular nightlife hub in the London Bridge area night before being shot dead by armed police.