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Pilot captured in India-Pakistan dogfight

On Wednesday 27 February, Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot down during a dogfight over Pakistani-Administered Kashmir, the first publicly-acknowledged cross-border aerial conflict since 1971. The incident is the third in a recent escalation of attacks. Two weeks ago, Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the killing of 40 Indian paramilitaries in…

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Iran: Trump threatens nuclear deal

In a move that has caused a major rift between the US and its global allies, President Trump has refused to certify the Iran Deal. Negotiated by his predecessor Barrack Obama and major world powers, the deal was made in 2015 to prevent Iran developing nuclear capabilities. The permanent members of the United Nations including…

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North Korea’s missile sparks global tensions

On the 12th February, North Korea successfully test-fired a missile, dangerously aggravating Japanese leaders. The missile was fired into the Sea of Japan, with Kim Jong-Un supervising the launch. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was visiting President Trump in the US at the time, called the test-fire “absolutely intolerable”, while Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary,…

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