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Al-Qaida leader behind Islamabad hotel bomb 'killed by US drone

Qari Yasin is believed to be linked to the 2008 Marriott atrocity and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus

An al-Qaida leader believed to be responsible for the 2008 Marriott hotel bombing in Islamabad and the deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009 has been killed by a US air strike, the Pentagon claims.

The drone attack on Qari Yasin, “a well-known terrorist leader” with ties to the Pakistan Taliban, took place on 19 March in Paktika province, the Pentagon said in a statement.

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Australian academic Chongyi Feng prevented from leaving China

Department of foreign affairs says Feng, associate professor at UTS and Australian resident, was kept from boarding flight

An academic from the University of Technology Sydney has been prevented from leaving China, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed.

Chongyi Feng, an associate professor in China studies, was stopped on Saturday when trying to board a flight to Australia, the ABC reported.

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The US claims to have killed a top Al Qaeda militant
The Pentagon has said a US air strike in Afghanistan this week killed an Al Qaeda militant who was responsible for the deaths of two American service members and accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009.
Australian academic Chongyi Feng prevented from leaving China

Department of foreign affairs says Feng, associate professor at UTS and Australian resident, was kept from boarding flight

An academic from the University of Technology Sydney has been prevented from leaving China, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed.

Chongyi Feng, an associate professor in China studies, was stopped on Saturday when trying to board a flight to Australia, the ABC reported.

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Al-Qaida leader behind Islamabad hotel bomb 'killed by US drone

Qari Yasin is believed to be linked to the 2008 Marriott atrocity and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus

An al-Qaida leader believed to be responsible for the 2008 Marriott hotel bombing in Islamabad and the deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009 has been killed by a US air strike, the Pentagon claims.

The drone attack on Qari Yasin, “a well-known terrorist leader” with ties to the Pakistan Taliban, took place on 19 March in Paktika province, the Pentagon said in a statement.

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Ben is making tracks back home 
Glenarm-born singer/songwriter Ben Glover will take to the stage at Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart on Thursday, March 30, as part of his Emigrant Tour - named after his latest album.
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