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China also refuted criticism that its multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was a geo-strategic tool to spread its influence and said such a characterisation was a "misinterpretation". I expect eventually we will see warships and aircraft there regularly, if not based there permanently. Souvenir plates featuring portraits of former and current Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping and the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong are displayed for sale at a shop next to ...
  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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    Mr Udall's parents, Philip and Marlene Udall, from Southampton, are reported to have sued tour operator Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and aircraft maker Airbus Helicopters. Papillon Airways CEO Brenda Halvorson says it is "misguided" for attorneys to make allegations about the accident before the National Transportation Safety Board finishes its investigation.
  • Thousands left without water after pipes burst

    Thousands left without water after pipes burst

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    Thames Water has faced criticism after a total of up to 20,000 properties in London and the Thames Valley had their supplies cut off over the weekend, The Guardian says. Thames Water workers help distribute bottled water, at a bottled water station in Hampstead, north London. Meanwhile, the RAF has been called in to deliver emergency supplies to parts of Cumbria that have been cut off by the extreme weather.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to serve 4th term

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to serve 4th term

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    In the elections on September 24., Merkel's party had 33 percent of the votes followed by SPD with 20.5 percent, the nationalist Alternative for Germany with 12.6 percent, the liberal Free Democrats with 10.7 percent, the left with 9.2 percent and the Greens with 8.9 percent.
  • Cautious India to skip Tibetan events marking 60 years of exile

    Cautious India to skip Tibetan events marking 60 years of exile

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    His holiness is accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in India", foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in a statement. There is no change in that position. Gokhale has previously served as the Indian Ambassador to China. He sent the note to Mr Sinha a day before he flew to Beijing for talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and State Councillor Yang Jiechi.
  • CBSE boards: PM Modi extends best wishes to Class 10, 12 students

    CBSE boards: PM Modi extends best wishes to Class 10, 12 students

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    Class X examination will continue till April 12 while Class XII will be held till April 4. There will be no need for students to secure 33 per cent separately in board exams and internal assessments. Simultaneously, for class 12 board exam, there are 4,138 centres in India and 71 in foreign countries. 7,356 differently-abled candidates have also registered for the exams.
  • World on brink as North Korea SPURNS US' demands to abandon nukes

    World on brink as North Korea SPURNS US' demands to abandon nukes

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    Before leaving for North Korea, Chung told reporters that he will convey the South Korean president's hopes for North Korean nuclear disarmament and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. He said "In the decades-long history of the North Korea-US talks, there has been no case at all where we sat with the US with any precondition, and this will be the case in future too".
  • Winter storm watch issued for parts of region

    Winter storm watch issued for parts of region

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    A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for all of western Wisconsin for Monday morning through Tuesday morning. Travel will be hard at best Monday , if not unsafe, especially Monday afternoon and evening. 27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans forecasts a nice Sunday before the storm movies in on Monday , with 4 to 6 inches falling by the time it ends Tuesday evening; then quiet weather with just light mixed precipitation possible Friday night into Saturday.
  • China NPC: Economy growth target 'around 6.5%' in 2018

    China NPC: Economy growth target 'around 6.5%' in 2018

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    Beijing warned on Sunday that it is ready to hit back at the United States if it harms China's economic interests, fuelling fears of a trade war after President Donald Trump unveiled steel and aluminum tariffs. Last year, China's military budget rose 7.1% to 1.044 trillion yuan ($160 billion), the slowest pace since at least 1991. China had past year increased its defence budget to United States dollars 150.5 billion - three times higher than Indias latest defence budget of about USD 52.5 ...
  • Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Vietnam for historic visit

    Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Vietnam for historic visit

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    The visit comes as China gets closer to a deal with the Philippines to jointly explore for oil and gas in contested parts of the South China Sea, a move that would leave Vietnam more isolated in pushing back. will be there to stay", Hiep said. United States officials refused to be drawn on the tensions with China on Monday, insisting the trip was a routine deployment to the Western Pacific.
  • Fox Will Need a Brexit Fairy Godmother, Says Ex-Adviser

    Fox Will Need a Brexit Fairy Godmother, Says Ex-Adviser

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    However there are plenty of contradictions in the Conservative position on Brexit, not least because there is a split within the party between those advocating a soft Brexit and those pushing for a hard Brexit. -EU trade", said Labour MP Heidi Alexander. But it does not preclude forming a new customs union with the EU , as Andorra, Monaco and, on a bigger scale, Turkey have done.
  • All Blacks Sevens beat Australia to finish fifth in Las Vegas

    All Blacks Sevens beat Australia to finish fifth in Las Vegas

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    And if you weren't quite sure how good it was at first glance, these graphics tell the full story. Argentina , appearing in their 14th Sevens final had won twice on United States soil before, but were unable to resist the power and pace of the United States team, who went unbeaten through the weekend.
  • China's defence budget less than major countries'

    China's defence budget less than major countries'

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    Last year's year-on-year growth rate was 7 percent. China beat forecasts in 2017 as the world's second grew by 6.9 percent, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite a battle against massive debt and polluting factories. Defense spending has increased following Xi's appointment as Commander-in-Chief in April 2016. China's neighbours and the United States have watched warily as Beijing has modernised the world's largest army, reducing its ground troops to two million soldiers ...
  • UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Criticizes Corbyn's Brexit

    UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Criticizes Corbyn's Brexit

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    That plan would have Britain sticking to European Union rules in some areas, diverging moderately in others and opting for very different solutions for the rest. Brexit is also likely to leave Britain without much of a say in new EU rules, whether it's in a customs union with the bloc or not. By far the most contentious section of the text - which is a draft and likely to be significantly altered - concerns the transit of goods, services and people across the border between European Union ...
  • 'No winner' in US-driven trade war

    'No winner' in US-driven trade war

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    The presidential term limits were engraved in the state constitution in 1982. That's raised concerns about a return to the one-man rule of past dictators such as Mao Zedong and what that could mean for China's domestic politics and global standing, with some warning of the possibility of capricious policy making and greater political repression.
  • President Trump Suggests Executing Drug Dealers

    President Trump Suggests Executing Drug Dealers

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    While the president didn't outright advocate for the use of the death penalty for drug dealers, he compared the US justice system to other countries where it is used. "Some countries have a very, very tough penalty", Trump said. He also said his administration will be "rolling out a policy" on opioids in the coming weeks that will be "very, very strong".
  • Opposition Set To Corner Government In Parliament On Bank Scams

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    Telegu Desam Party and All India Anna Dravidra Munnetra Kazgham members also raised the issues of special status category for Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery waters. The bill to target economic offenders was approved by the government following the escape of Nirav and other accused in the over Rs 12,700-crore Punjab National Bank scam.
  • BJP confident of forming govts in Nagaland, Meghalya

    BJP confident of forming govts in Nagaland, Meghalya

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    The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) is now leading in 33 seats, according to trends available at 09:45 am. The State Election Commission sources said counting of votes in Nagaland will begin with postal ballots. The counting for 59 of the 60 assembly seats in the state began at 8:00 a.m. and the results are expected by the afternoon. The three-time chief minister of Nagaland , Neiphiu Rio , of NDPP was elected unopposed.
  • Turkey detains 12 in anti-IS raids after United States embassy closure

    Turkey detains 12 in anti-IS raids after United States embassy closure

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    Embassy in the city was closed due to an alleged security threat. In 2013, the embassy was raided by a suicide bomber from a radical leftist group; a security guard was killed in the attack then. Visa interviews and other routine services would be canceled on Monday, the embassy said, adding that it would make an announcement when it was ready to reopen.
  • Prosecutors withdraw one historical charge against Cardinal — George Pell

    Prosecutors withdraw one historical charge against Cardinal — George Pell

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    This was in contrast to his two previous appearances at preliminary hearings - in July and October a year ago - when he walked from his nearby lawyer's office in chaotic scenes as he was mobbed by the media. Cardinal George Pell arrived at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia wearing a clerical collar. He is staying in Sydney and flew to Melbourne for court appearances.