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Chinese border forces plan to visit old foe India amid reset in ties

Chinese border forces plan to visit old foe India amid reset in ties

Beijing: China is discussing with India a visit by Chinese border forces to build trust on their disputed frontier, China`s defence ministry said on Thursday, as the neighbours seek to reset ties following a summit between their leaders. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in April to open a new chapter in ties, just months ...

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US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command, gets new commander

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command, gets new commander

The US military has announced the renaming of US Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command. The renaming has been done to recognise the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and America’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific. The announcement was made by US Secretary of Defence James N Mattis on Wednesday. Navy Admiral Philip S Davidson has been named as ...

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Dissident Russian journalist Babchenko, reported to be killed, is alive

Dissident Russian journalist Babchenko, reported to be killed, is alive

Kiev/Moscow: A dissident Russian journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a briefing about his own killing by the Ukrainian state security service. Ukrainian authorities had said on Tuesday that Babchenko, a 41-year-old critic of President Vladimir Putin and of Russian policy in Ukraine and Syria, had been shot dead at ...

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China fears political instability in Pakistan could hurt CPEC

China fears political instability in Pakistan could hurt CPEC

China recognises that the future of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) depends much on the political stability that Islamabad can ensure and the country’s financial climate in the time to come. Pakistan’s political stability has been a matter of international spotlight for years and critics of CPEC have repeatedly pointed towards it as one of the biggest risks in CPEC. It ...

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Prominent Russian journalist, critic of Vladimir Putin, shot dead in Ukraine

Prominent Russian journalist, critic of Vladimir Putin, shot dead in Ukraine

A prominent Russian journalist and critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in Ukraine where he had fled into exile following threats, police said on Tuesday. Arkady Babchenko, 41, died of his wounds in an ambulance after his wife found him covered in his blood in their home, police said, adding they suspected the murder was due to Babchenko`s ...

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Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores across US to train 175,000 employees on racial tolerance

Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores across US to train 175,000 employees on racial tolerance

Black leaders who are advising Starbucks Corp on its anti-bias training program, which begins Tuesday, hope it will reinvigorate decades-old efforts to ensure minorities get equal treatment in restaurants and stores, setting an example for other corporations. Starbucks committed to the training after a Philadelphia cafe manager`s call to police resulted in the arrests of two black men who were waiting ...

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US man charged with painting swastikas on cemetery headstones, charged with hate crime

US man charged with painting swastikas on cemetery headstones, charged with hate crime

US A man in the US state of Illinois was on Monday charged with hate crimes and other criminal offences after swastikas were found spray-painted on hundreds of headstones in a cemetery. Some 200 graves were defaced with swastikas drawn with black spray paint between Friday night and early Saturday morning at the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, a ...

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Brazil president insists end to truck strike close

Brazil president insists end to truck strike close

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s deeply unpopular President Michel Temer insisted today that a truck strike crippling the country will end within hours, even as drivers paralysed fuel, goods and food deliveries. Temer said he had “absolute conviction that between today and tomorrow” the crisis, which stretched into its eighth day, would finally end. In a tweet, Temer gave a slightly ...

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Indian origin girl's death triggers protests in South Africa

Indian origin girl’s death triggers protests in South Africa

Johannesburg: A nine-year-old Indian-origin girl was on Monday killed in a botched car hijacking, leading to angry protests by the community members in the Indian township of Chatsworth in Durban. The girl, Sadia Sukhraj, was on her way to school with her father when three armed men allegedly accosted and hijacked the car she was in and sped away with ...

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'Spider-Man' from Mali climbs 4-storey Paris building to save dangling kid

‘Spider-Man’ from Mali climbs 4-storey Paris building to save dangling kid

Mamoudou Gassama is no ordinary man with Twitter having already deemed him as a real-life Spider-Man after videos of him climbing four storeys to save a child in Paris went viral. The 22-year-old from Mali became a superhero when he climbed a four floors of a building from the outside in seconds to rescue a four-year-old dangling from a balcony. ...

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