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US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested

US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested

China's recent decision to fire missiles over Taiwan is a "gorilla in the room" that has to be contested, a top US military commander said Tuesday.

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Chinese 'spy ship' docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

Chinese 'spy ship' docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka: A Chinese research vessel docked at Sri Lanka's Chinese-run southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday despite concerns from India and the United States about its alleged spying activities.

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Hong Kong bans film over one-second scene showing 2014 protest

Hong Kong censors have banned an award-winning animation from being shown over a one-second scene depicting the 2014 pro-democracy protests, local media reported, in the latest sign of free speech curbs in the finance hub.

12 Aug 2022 8

Depression debate

A new study on depression is causing fierce debate in the scientific community, as doubts are raised about a chemical link, leading to questions about the value of antidepressants.

11 Aug 2022 26

Sex tourism: When conscience takes a vacation

A lot of travellers are looking for erotic adventures abroad — and are willing to pay for them. But many tourist destinations have shied away from addressing the issue.

11 Aug 2022 25
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Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush of Europe-bound tourists

HELSINKI: Finland will slash the number of visas issued to Russians to 10% of the current amount from Sept 1, foreign minister Pekka Haavisto said on Tuesday, amid a rush of Russian tourists bound for Europe.

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Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush of Europe-bound tourists
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Jittery Kenya waits to hear from presidential loser after disputed vote

NAIROBI - Jittery Kenyans were waiting Tuesday to hear from president-elect William Ruto's defeated rival Raila Odinga, with many speculating he will mount a legal challenge to the outcome of the country's close election race.

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Jittery Kenya waits to hear from presidential loser after disputed vote
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Putin accuses US of trying to 'prolong' Ukraine conflict

KYIV, Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Tuesday of drawing out the war in Ukraine, as explosions rocked a Russian military facility on the Kremlin-controlled peninsula of Crimea.

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Putin accuses US of trying to 'prolong' Ukraine conflict
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Japanese filmmaker’s trial begins in Myanmar

The trial of a Japanese man has begun in Myanmar over his involvement in an anti-coup protest amid calls from Japan's government for his early release, Myanmar's ruling military said Tuesday.

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Japanese filmmaker’s trial begins in Myanmar
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US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested

China's recent decision to fire missiles over Taiwan is a "gorilla in the room" that has to be contested, a top US military commander said Tuesday.

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US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested
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Court to hear Malaysia ex-leader Najib's appeal of jail sentence

Malaysia's highest court said Tuesday it would hear former leader Najib Razak's final bid to overturn his 12-year jail sentence for corruption, with an acquittal potentially clearing the way for his return to power.

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Court to hear Malaysia ex-leader Najib's appeal of jail sentence
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The curators saving Ukraine's heritage at all costs

ZAPORIZHZHIA (UKRAINE) - When she understood Russian troops were advancing in the region of Zaporizhzhia, Natalya Chergik helped to fill a truck with a ton of paintings, antique firearms and 17th-century ceramics.

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The curators saving Ukraine's heritage at all costs
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Indonesia at 'pinnacle of global leadership', president says

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday hailed his country's growing stature on the global stage and reiterated calls for the Southeast Asian nation to be a "bridge of peace" between Russia and Ukraine.

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Indonesia at 'pinnacle of global leadership', president says
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Election defeat looms for Trump's biggest critic inside party

CHEYENNE, US: Republican dissident Liz Cheney looks set to lose her US Congress seat Tuesday to an election-denying conspiracy theorist, in the latest signal of her party's disavowal of traditional conservatism in favor of Donald Trump's hardline "America First" movement.

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Election defeat looms for Trump's biggest critic inside party
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Chinese 'spy ship' docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka: A Chinese research vessel docked at Sri Lanka's Chinese-run southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday despite concerns from India and the United States about its alleged spying activities.

13:45 7
Chinese 'spy ship' docks in Sri Lanka despite India, US concerns
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Hong Kong bans film over one-second scene showing 2014 protest

Hong Kong censors have banned an award-winning animation from being shown over a one-second scene depicting the 2014 pro-democracy protests, local media reported, in the latest sign of free speech curbs in the finance hub.

12 Aug 2022 8

Depression debate

A new study on depression is causing fierce debate in the scientific community, as doubts are raised about a chemical link, leading to questions about the value of antidepressants.

11 Aug 2022 26

Sex tourism: When conscience takes a vacation

A lot of travellers are looking for erotic adventures abroad — and are willing to pay for them. But many tourist destinations have shied away from addressing the issue.

11 Aug 2022 25