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Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region
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Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region

In the days since the violent face-off took place between the soldiers of the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese media has time and again brought the US and its Indo-Pacific Strategy into the conversation

Scientists uses seismic waves used to explore deep space to find out what is deep inside the Earth's mantle
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Scientists uses seismic waves used to explore deep space to find out what is deep inside the Earth's mantle

Scientists deployed the Sequencer and were able to identify the seismic echoes and use them to create a map.

From South China Sea beef to actual beef, China-Australia ties had soured long before onset of COVID-19
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From South China Sea beef to actual beef, China-Australia ties had soured long before onset of COVID-19

While the 'COVID-19 inquiry' appears to be the cause behind Beijing's anti-Australia trade decisions, it would immature to count out China's ambitions in the Pacific and South China Sea as the main guiding factor

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns
India

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns

China, with 1.43 billion people in 2019, and India, with 1.37 billion, have long been the two most populous countries of the world

Asia Water 2018 forum: ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific have no improved access to water
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Asia Water 2018 forum: ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific have no improved access to water

More than 800 gathered on Tuesday at the ADB headquarters in Manila for the opening of the Asia Water Forum 2018.

Japan earthquake toll rises to 37: Shinzo Abe visits quake-hit Hokkaido, will later meet residents at evacuation shelters
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Japan earthquake toll rises to 37: Shinzo Abe visits quake-hit Hokkaido, will later meet residents at evacuation shelters

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe visited the quake-hit northern region of Hokkaido Sunday, as officials confirmed two more deaths bringing the toll to 37.

Japan floods: Toll rises to 69; evacuation orders, landslide warnings issued as 1,850 people still stranded, 61 missing
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Japan floods: Toll rises to 69; evacuation orders, landslide warnings issued as 1,850 people still stranded, 61 missing

Japan government set Emergency Management Center at the prime minister’s office. Rescuers from military, police, fire departments were also dispatched.

Vanuatu denies report of China wanting to establish military presence on Pacific island nation
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Vanuatu denies report of China wanting to establish military presence on Pacific island nation

Vanuatu’s foreign minister Ralph Regenvanu on Tuesday denied a media report that China wanted to establish a permanent military presence on the Pacific island nation.

US apologises to Japan over spate of accidents involving US military operations in country
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US apologises to Japan over spate of accidents involving US military operations in country

The US has apologised to Japan over a recent series of accidents involving US military equipment that have sparked anger over American operations in the country.

Wildfire erupts in Los Angeles as firefighters battle destructive blazes across Southern California
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Wildfire erupts in Los Angeles as firefighters battle destructive blazes across Southern California

A new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles on Tuesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California.

US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes off Japanese coast; rescue operations underway
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US Navy aircraft with 11 on board crashes off Japanese coast; rescue operations underway

A military aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed into the Philippine Sea while en route to an aircraft carrier, the US said on Wednesday, the latest accident to hit its armed forces in East Asia.

Sushma Swaraj meets kin of captain of ship that sunk in the Pacific
India

Sushma Swaraj meets kin of captain of ship that sunk in the Pacific

The family members of a Virar-based merchant navy officer, who along with other Indian crew members went missing after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines earlier this month, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking her help to trace him.

Typhoon Lan hits Japan: Category 4 storm forces thousands to evacuate; over 300 flights cancelled on election day
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Typhoon Lan hits Japan: Category 4 storm forces thousands to evacuate; over 300 flights cancelled on election day

Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared toward the coast

Bali govt asks volcano evacuees outside danger zone to return home as over 144,000 flee island
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Bali govt asks volcano evacuees outside danger zone to return home as over 144,000 flee island

More than 144,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on popular tourist island Bali, but officials Saturday urged evacuees who live outside the immediate danger zone to return home.

Hurricane Max: One dead, 200 homes destroyed as Category 1 storm batters Mexico
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Hurricane Max: One dead, 200 homes destroyed as Category 1 storm batters Mexico

A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco

Mexico earthquake kills 32, 50 million people affected by calamity
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Mexico earthquake kills 32, 50 million people affected by calamity

A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the coast of southern Mexico, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing to sway buildings violently as far away as possible.

India, China discard old ideologies: With a weak US, Asian neighbours focus on new geopolitical concerns
India

India, China discard old ideologies: With a weak US, Asian neighbours focus on new geopolitical concerns

India and China's decision to have a "forward-looking" discussion at the bilateral meeting between the heads of the two governments during the 9th BRICS Summit underlines the growing need for policy realignment in a rapidly changing world.

North Korea says missile launch over Japan prelude to more operations in Guam
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North Korea says missile launch over Japan prelude to more operations in Guam

North Korea has said its launch of a missile over Japan was a prelude to more military operations directed at the American territory of Guam, which it called "an advanced base of invasion", a media report said.

Donald Trump escalates war of words with North Korea, says military option 'locked and loaded'
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Donald Trump escalates war of words with North Korea, says military option 'locked and loaded'

Donald Trump said a military option against North Korea was "locked and loaded," his latest salvo in an escalating war of words with Pyongyang's nuclear-armed regime.

Thousands arrested in US as people picket and protest against Donald Trump on May Day
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Thousands arrested in US as people picket and protest against Donald Trump on May Day

Tens of thousands across the country peacefully chanted, picketed and protested against President Donald Trump's immigration and labor policies on May Day, despite a small pocket of violent unrest in the Pacific Northwest.