Armenia's acting PM accused Azerbaijan of 'encroachment' and convened an emergency meeting of his security council. Armenia's leader on Thursday accused Azerbaijani troops of crossing the southern border and trying to stake claim to territory, in a new escalation of tensions between the arch foes ... "This is an act of subversive infiltration." ... ....
Dublin. Ireland’s health authority said Friday it had shut down its computer systems after experiencing a “significant ransomware attack” ...Moscow has rejected US accusations that a Russia-based group was behind the cyber attack ... .
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Experts from the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants (ISPNPP) in Kiev reported a 40 per cent spike in neutron emissions from 2016 levels in a chamber rendered inaccessible by the catastrophe ... .
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China's Zhurong rover, part of its ambitious space programme to send a probe to Mars, is set to attempt the challenging landing on the Red Planet in the next five days, Beijing's space agency said... .
Israel has pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures. The country’s defence force also toppled a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in air strikes ...Air strikes continued throughout the day, filling the sky with pillars of smoke ... Targets struck..
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Paleontologists identified a new species of dinosaur after a specimen from about 73 million years ago was found in northern Mexico, the country's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)... .
Many Afghans predict that the Taliban will return to formal power in Afghanistan, either through a peace settlement or a bloody military takeover once foreign troops are gone. But it remains a mystery to what extent the Islamist militant group has moderated its extremist beliefs and is willing to embrace major change ... More on Afghanistan ... Editorial ... .
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine PresidentRodrigo Duterte has rebuffed a call from China to withdraw vessels from disputed areas of the South China Sea and said he would not bow to pressure, even if it jeopardises his friendship with Beijing... “I do not want a quarrel, I do not want trouble. I respect your position, and you respect mine ... .