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India’s moon mission lifts off, hopes to probe lunar south pole

22 July, 2019

SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU, India – India has launched a rocket into space in an attempt to safely land a rover on the moon, its most ambitious mission yet in the effort to

22 July, 2019

China says US criticism over South China Sea is slander

BEIJING – Remarks by US officials on China’s role in the South China Sea are slanderous, its foreign ministry said, after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese

22 July, 2019

Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

MELBOURNE – A French television reporter and his crew have been arrested while filming protesters blockading a coal port in Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland. Reporter Hugo Clément said he

22 July, 2019

Australia and PNG pledge closer ties as Canberra seeks to renew Pacific influence

SYDNEY – Australia and Papua New Guinea have said their leaders will meet annually in a bid to foster closer ties, which Canberra believes is important in its bid to

20 July, 2019

Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea

HANOI – Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters. Vietnam and

19 July, 2019 | World News

Suspected arsonist planned Japan’s worst mass killing in 18 years: media

KYOTO, Japan – A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack, media said after

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19 July, 2019 | World News

FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels

NEW YORK – FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who

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19 July, 2019 | World News

Pompeo calls China’s treatment of Uighurs ‘stain of the century’

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the “stain of the century” and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to

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18 July, 2019 | Australia News

Australia says China transfers writer Yang to detention in Beijing

MELBOURNE – China has moved Australian writer Yang Hengjun to a detention centre in the capital, Beijing, Australia’s foreign ministry said, just as a measure to detain him without legal

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18 July, 2019 | Vietnam News

Ex-chairman of Vietnam’s BIDV bank dies in detention

HANOI – A former head of Vietnam‘s second largest listed bank, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), has died in detention, state media and

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