• North Korea Appears To Conduct Fifth Nuclear Test As Regime Celebrates National Holiday

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    TOKYO: North Korea appears to have conducted its fifth nuclear test, analysts say, after a 5.0 magnitude artificial earthquake was detected near its nuclear test site Friday morning. The test came as North Korea celebrates the "day of the foundation of the republic," the 68th anniversary of the formation of the communist regime by Kim Il Sung, the current leader's grandfather. The United States Geological Survey reported a 5.3 magnitude earthquake near Punggye-ri, the site of North Korea's previous nuclear tests, at exactly 9 a.m. local time. "Possible explosion, located near the location wh...Read More


  • China sends large number of vessels to South China Sea despite Barack Obama's warning

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    HANGZHOU, CHINA: An unusually large number of Chinese vessels have been positioned close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea near the coast of the Philippines for the last week, despite warnings by the United States that China should stay away. The Philippine Defense Department has photographs of four Chinese Coast Guard ships, and six other vessels, less than a mile from Scarborough Shoal, which is claimed by the Philippines and China, the defense minister, Delfin Lorenzana, .. Obama got off the plane by a staircase carried on board Air Force One and released from the belly of the aircraft....Read More


  • G20 leaders told 'avoid empty talk' by China's Xi Jinping

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    China: China's President Xi Jinping has urged leaders of the world's 20 largest economies to avoid "empty talk" as they look to quicken economic growth. World leaders are at the annual G20 economic summit, which is being hosted in China for the first time. President Xi said the global economy was at a "crucial juncture" due to volatile markets and feeble trade. Also discussed on the first day of the G20 were the global steel crisis, trade barriers and the UK's Brexit talks. President Xi said: "Against risks and challenges facing the world economy, the international community has high expect...Read More


  • US, India sign military logistics agreement

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    WASHINGTON: The United States and India signed an agreement on Monday governing the use of each other's land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defence ties as they seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. Welcoming the signing of the bilateral "Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement' (LEMOA), defence minister Manohar Parrikar and US defence secretary Ashton Carter said the pact will facilitate opportunities for "practical engagement and exchange". LEMOA facilitates the provision of logistical support, supplies, and services between the US and ...Read More


  • Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 points, race tightens in key states

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    AFP: Meanwhile, in another poll conducted, as many as 54% of Republican and party-leaning voters believe Donald Trump isn't the best choice as the party's nominee Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has opened up a significant lead of seven percentage points over her Republican rival Donald Trump, a latest poll has said, even though other surveys indicated a tightening race in the key states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Monmouth University poll, conducted from last Thursday to Sunday, shows Clinton leading Trump by 46% to 39%. As per the poll, Clinton is winning 85% of self-ident...Read More



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