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  • India conducts fourth test launch of Agni-V missile

    The Agni-V missile was launched from a site off the east coast on Monday.

    It has a range of more than 5,000km (3,100 miles), potentially bringing targets in China within striking distance.

    President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted that the launch "will enhance our strategic and deterrence capabilities".

    India conducted the first test launch of the Agni V in 2012, the second in 2013 and the third one in 2015, PTI news agency reported.

    The Agni-V is 17.5m (57ft) tall and solid-fuelled. It has three stages and a launch weight of 50 tonnes.

    The missiles are among India's most sophisticated weapons. Agni means "fire" in Hindi and Sanskrit.

    Source : BBC

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  • Police in China's capital investigate hundreds of prostitution suspects

    Police in China's capital said on Sunday they had investigated hundreds of cases of suspected prostitution, in a rare public announcement on a crackdown against illegal vice.

    The police action was focused on the districts of Dongcheng in the east of Beijing and Haidian in the northwest, Beijing police said on their Twitter-like Weibo microblog.

    They did not say if they had detained any suspects.

    While prostitution is banned in China, it is widespread.

    Source: Reuters

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  • Beetroot Has An Unbelievable Power: It Can Cure These 15 Diseases!

    Beetroot is an amazing vegetable that has been used to treat diseases since ancient times. Ancient Romans and Greeks used it to lower body temperature, and it is still used to treat certain diseases and condition.

    Beetroot is incredibly rich in nutrients – it contains magnesium, vitamins, saponins, chlorine, betaine, flavonoids, iodine, zinc, calcium, sodium and natural nitrites. The chlorine has special hypoallergenic properties which can clean the kidneys, gallbladder and lymph and improve your organ functions.

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  • UAE presence expands in Africa

    The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa.

    The new base, according to the source present at the negotiations, will be established at the coastal city of Berbera in Somaliland and will be an air and naval base. According to the government source the MoU was signed in the last week of September when a senior Somaliland delegation was in the UAE. 

    The self governing semi-autonomous Somaliland and the UAE enjoyed close political, economic and military ties  since 2012. 

    The cooperation between the two countries intensified after the UAE's involvement in the Yemen operations where the region's strategic location south of the Bab al Mandeb strait proved crucial to their projection capabilities. 

    An area of 40km sq compromising of Berbera airport and sea front have been provided to the UAE for a period of 25 years and is renewable, the source added.

    The base has been provided in exchange for security training, support and protection to the autonomous region, the source added, providing a much needed security blanket to Somaliland which borders Somalia to the south.

    Just five kilometres away from the base UAE ports giant, Dubai Ports World, has signed earlier this year a $442 million deal to develop Berbera port. The 30 year deal will see the commercial port expanded and doubled in size next to a large free zone and other infrastructure projects to provide a new gate way to Ethiopia, Africa's fastest growing economy.  

    According to Alexander Mello, security analyst at New York based Horizon Client Access the UAE's plan to operate their Eritrean Assab base simultaneously with the Berbera base is quite plausible.

    'Assab is still a pretty austere base, the work the UAE is doing there - especially the the expansion of the hangars and apron and building a new docking facility for UAE vessels 10km north of of current Assab port - is consistent with a long-term UAE presence,' Mello said. 

    The UAE has been putting up aircraft shelters and deployed half a squadron of Mirage 2000 fighters to the base in September, Mello added, which again is consistent with a long-term presence. 

    'They might be speeding up development of Berbera now to have a base out of Houthi missile range. It’s possible Assab will be focused more on supporting ops in Yemen and Berbera will be primarily used for conducting naval and air ops in the Bab al-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden with the U.S. and Egypt,' he said. 

    Shehab al Makahaleh, political analyst at consultancy group Geostrategic Media, said that despite the UAE previously adopting a cautious foreign policy the recent financial chaos, the Arab Spring and Islamic militancy has forced the UAE to safeguard their national security by securing major sea ports in Africa.

    'The UAE is increasingly focused on projecting military power, the unrest has prompted the UAE to have its own base in the Eritrean port of Assab. In 2015, this simple port was built up from empty desert into a modern airbase, deep-water port, and military training facility,' he said.

    Al Makahleh said that 'the rapid militarization' in the Horn of Africa by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, China, Russia, the UK, France - and the American presence on the west coast - under the aim to preserve the security and stability of the region has turned out to be a competition for its resources.

     

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  • "I Killed My Mother Because Of Her High Demand For Sex From Me" – Okada Rider

    33 year old commercial motorcycle rider, Segun Ogunlusi, pictured above, who was recently arrested for killing his 60 year old mother, Abimbola Ogunlusi, at their home in Ogijo area of Ogun State, today confessed to the crime, saying his mother's high demand for sex from him made him kill her and bury her corpse in a shallow grave.

    Ogunlusi while confessing, said that after he hacked his mother to death, he poured kerosene on her remains but later buried her when the corpse failed to catch fire.

    "My mother kept saying if I had sex with her I would be free. On a particular Tuesday morning, when two of us were at home, she was in the kitchen, I walked up to her and stabbed in the stomach and she died. I poured kerosene on her corpse in a bid to burn her but it did not catch fire. Later, I dumped the corpse in a soakaway pit,” he said

     

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