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Australia to send 30 additional troops to Afghanistan

Image copyright EPA Image caption Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull meets troops stationed in Afghanistan last month Australia will increase its troop presence in Afghanistan following a formal request from the US, Canberra has said. The 30 new military advisers will raise Australia’s total deployment to 300, Defence Minister Marise Payne ...

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India climber body retrieved from Mount Everest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescuers said the recovery of Mr Kumar’s body was a risky operation Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian mountaineer who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to the Nepal capital, a trekking company has said. Ravi Kumar went missing recently and his ...

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N Korea fires Scud missile into sea, its third test in three weeks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The launch comes a day after reports that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un supervised an anti-aircraft system test North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile, its third missile test in as many weeks. The Scud flew about 450km (280 miles) before landing in Japanese ...

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