• Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Navy Plane Over Pacific

    Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Navy Plane Over Pacific

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    In response, Captain Jeff Davis the Pentagon Spokesperson, said that the United States military operates in Asia Pacific region every day, including in the South China Sea. Hainan is home to a sprawling Chinese submarine base. Given President Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail questioning the utility of alliances and his "America First" foreign policy, many Southeast Asian countries anxious the United States would no longer counter Chinese assertiveness in the region.
  • Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'

    Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'

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    Landlocked Afghanistan depends heavily on cross-border trade with Pakistan, not only for daily resources, but also worldwide humanitarian aid for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting and economic malaise. Afghanistan does not recognize the Durand Line - a 2,640-kilometer (1,640-mile) long border, which was established in 1893 in line with an agreement between India under British colonial rule, and Abdur Rahman Khan, the then ruler of Afghanistan.
  • 1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

    1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

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    Chief Minister Aditynath, who had so far used his spokesmen and other crisis managers to "sort out the first major challenge" to his two-month-old government, finally spoke on Wednesday night. The state government also announced compensation of Rs 15 lakh to the relative of a person who was killed during this incident. According to reports , the two communities started fighting over the statue of Rajput warrior-king Maharana Pratap and father of constitution BR Ambedkar.
  • Corbyn under fire for implying United Kingdom wars are inviting terrorism

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    May and Corbyn had suspended campaigning for a snap June 8 election after Monday's suicide bombing at the pop concert. Prime Minister Theresa May accused the Labour leader of making excuses for terrorism , while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was "monstrous" to make this argument just days after the Manchester suicide bomb.
  • Naked man accused of stealing $25K swan in Florida

    Naked man accused of stealing $25K swan in Florida

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    The Polk County Sheriff's office says the statue was found by a 32-year-old man who was fishing on a pond in Lakeland. Officials say the swan doesn't appear to be damaged. Authorities found the stolen truck and Thompson in Hillsborough County, but the swan has yet to be recovered. There is a missing swan statue in Florida, and authorities want to know where it is.
  • Trump in the Middle East

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    Perhaps fatigue also made him turn Saudi Arabia's King Salman into "King Solomon" - he was off by 3,000 years - and expand the Strait of Hormuz into the "Straits of Hormuz". So essentially only half of the Palestinian population is ready to live side-by-side in peace with Israel . "There is no way this visit will jumpstart the peace process and in no way will lead to normalization between Israel and the Arab world", Ronen said .
  • SC alligator forced to drink beer, charges pending

    SC alligator forced to drink beer, charges pending

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    Pictures posted on social media alerted officials the next day. Jasper County, SC (WLTX) - Two men have been charged with pouring beer down an alligator's throat, an incident that was shared on social media and reposted throughout the state.
  • PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge

    PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge

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    The objective was to bring the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer to each other, the statement said. The inauguration comes exactly three years after Modi took charge as Prime Minister after the BJP scored a landslide win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
  • Rubin: Israelis pleased, overall, with Trump visit

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    Trump seems to have taken as his world history and geography tutor, his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. In a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem , May 23, President Donald Trump boldly asserted that one of the modern world's most intractable diplomatic nightmares plaguing and daunting negotiators for decades is "not as difficult" for this man who put his name on the book, The Art of the Deal (which was actually written by a ghost writer, ...