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US approves sale of $15 billion to Saudi Arabia

US approves sale of $15 billion to Saudi Arabia

Washington, Oct 7 (UNI) The US Government has approved sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defence system for $15 billion. "This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," a State Department statement said yesterday. The THAAD -- which has already been supplied to Saudi Arabia´s neighbors Qatar and the United Arab Emirates -- is one of the most capable defensive missile batteries in the US arsenal and comes equipped with an advanced radar system. Its recent deployment by the US military in South Korea to protect against any North Korean strike drew protests from Beijing, who feared its sensors would be able to penetrate into Chinese air space and upset the balance of power. The State Department said it would advise Congress that, in Saudi hands, the system would act to stabilize the situation in the Gulf and help defend US forces in the region and their allies, who face a growing Iranian missile capability. "The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region," it said. UNI XC-SNU 0811

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37 dead in road crash in Bangladesh

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IYD: 2k enthusiasts resonate Yoga near Thames

23 Jun 2018 | 8:06 PM

London, June 23 (UNI) More than 2,000 fitness freaks, cutting across political, religious and federal barriers, stretched, lunged and worked out in a Yoga Camp, set up at this United Kingdom capital, in the backdrop of picturesque Thames river.

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A little black box for detecting and tracking outbreaks

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23 Jun 2018 | 12:32 PM

Geneva/Brazzaville, Jun 23 (UNI) One of the toughest tasks in responding to a major public health emergency is getting accurate information about infectious disease outbreaks.

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16 killed in road accident in Bangladesh

16 killed in road accident in Bangladesh

23 Jun 2018 | 11:46 AM

Dhaka, June 23 (UNI) At least 16 people were killed and 40 others injured when a bus hit a roadside tree and overturned in Bangladesh's Gaibandha’s Palashbari Upazila district on Saturday.

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Paediatric chewable medicine promises improved treatment against intestinal worms

Paediatric chewable medicine promises improved treatment against intestinal worms

23 Jun 2018 | 9:54 AM

Geneva, Jun 23 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) will begin distributing a paediatric (chewable) formulation of mebendazole to countries with a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms).

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