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India has successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday. In a tweet, the country’s Defence Ministry said the nuclear-capable Agni-V was fired from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha. The Agni-V was last tested in December 2016. The ministry called the test a “major boost” to India’s […]

A Russian diplomat has described the US’ decision to label another Russian media outlet as a “foreign agent” as an attack on liberties and a rejection of alternative viewpoints. The Russian ambassador to the US warned that the country may respond in kind to moves to label more of its organisations as “foreign agents”. Dan […]

Two boys were rescued by a new lifesaving drone in Australia while it was undergoing a test on Thursday. According to reports, the practice session turned into a real rescue when an alert was raised about two distressed swimmers, aged 15-17. Within two minutes, the lifeguards launched the drone, located the boys and dropped a “rescue pod” […]

The European Union and Mexico are close to signing off on a free trade deal. While the deal is being designed to boost their respective economies and to create jobs, it’s also part of Mexico’s scramble to boost trading ties with allies other than the US. Our Europe Correspondent Kevin Ozebek explains why from Brussels.

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport as strong winds blew down trees and damaged buildings. The airport, in a statement, said it has scrapped 260 flights on Thursday as wind gusts picked up to 140 km/hr. “Due to severe weather conditions: all air traffic has been suspended until further notice,” a […]

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