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In rare move, U.S. forces in South Korea reveal kick-off of annual five-day evacuation drills

13 hours 3 min ago
U.S. forces in South Korea on Monday began their annual five-day evacuation drills for military families and other civilians, a U.S. forces official said.The U.S. ...
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Australia to spend up to $195 million housing refugees after PNG detention center closes

13 hours 16 min ago
Australia will spend up to 250 million Australia dollars ($195 million) housing nearly 800 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea for the next ...
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Philippines declares pro-Islamic State militants in Marawi ‘finished’

15 hours 10 min ago
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city “finished” on Monday, exactly five months after ...
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U.S. diplomat apologizes — but mum on reason — after Indonesia general denied entry

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:31
A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia’s government after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington and said Monday the military commander is ...
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As North casts cloud over the peninsula, South Korea’s weapons makers tap into a silver lining

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:29
The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea’s belligerent northern neighbor have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country’s ...
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In era of celebrity culture, Chinese authorities struggle to get propaganda message across

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 04:07
When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have ...
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Teen survives great white attack, the latest in string of sharks incidents off Australia’s coast

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:34
An Australian teenager has survived a terrifying encounter with a great white shark, with her harrowing screams alerting her father who was certain it was ...
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Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:34
At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence ...
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Mattis in Philippines praises progress against Marawi militants, looks to focus on North Korea threat

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:43
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paving the way for a visit next month by President Donald Trump, congratulated the Philippine army for its successes against ...
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Myanmar must repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees: India

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 20:59
India’s foreign minister says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades.Bangladesh’s government said Sunday that Indian ...
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Shadowed by shark and boat swept away, Australian diver swims miles to shore

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 08:06
A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles ...
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New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern is an incoming prime minister who answers the phone herself

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 06:13
When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he unwittingly went straight to the ...
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Xi taps red-blooded nationalism in mission to make China great again

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 05:10
In this summer’s “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough superpatriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help ...
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Its ideology may be far from communist, but many still flock to join Chinese ruling party

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 05:10
Marx might struggle to recognize his heirs among the billionaires, skyscrapers and stock exchanges of modern China.But as the country’s ruling Communist Party meets for ...
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China’s Communist Party says it is still talking to North Korean side

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:29
China’s ruling Communist Party continues to hold talks and maintain contacts with its North Korean counterpart, a senior official said Saturday, describing the two countries ...
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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:37
France and China’s space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.The ...
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North Korea sends nations an open letter of defiance against threats by Trump

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:25
Australia’s prime minister on Friday dismissed an extraordinary letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a “rant” against President Donald ...
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Newest viral craze in China: Virtual clapping for Xi

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:15
Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping’s 3½-hour speech on Wednesday, but they are happy to “applaud” the president in ...
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Former Chongqing party leader Sun Zhengcai conspired ‘to usurp party leadership,’ Chinese official says

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:10
A senior figure in China’s Communist Party has accused a dismissed regional leader of plotting to “usurp party leadership,” adding to accusations against the former ...
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Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:10
Drums and a band played Saturday as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed for the funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, ...
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