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China combs through quake region for victims

China combs through quake region for victims

AFP journalists in Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination near the epicentre of Tuesday night's 6.5-magnitude quake, saw dozens of relief and military trucks rolling through the remote corner of Sichuan province. Authorities fear that the toll may rise. A Frenchman and a Canadian woman were among those hurt. About 600 houses and livestock sheds were damaged in neighbouring Ili Kazakh prefecture.



U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

China's Defense Ministry said two Chinese warships "jumped into action" and warned the USA ship to leave, labelling the move a "provocation" that seriously harms mutual trust. In July, a US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of another disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, also a "freedom of navigation exercise".


Trump's 'fire and fury' broadside his own, White House says

Trump's 'fire and fury' broadside his own, White House says

In a series of leaks to major news organizations, top White House officials portrayed the statement as one that was off the cuff by the President. Other White House officials told the Washington Post, Reuters and other news organizations that the Trump threats were "spontaneous".


Swaraj meets Bhutanese foreign minister amid Dokalam standoff

Swaraj meets Bhutanese foreign minister amid Dokalam standoff

Indian and Chinese troops continue to be locked in a standoff in Doklam and both sides have moved additional troops, ammunition and military equipment to the area. A section of the Indian media had reported on Thursday that almost a hundred residents of Nathang village in Sikkim, 35 km way from the faceoff point in Doklam, were asked to evacuate their houses by the Indian Army as a precautionary measure to avoid civilian casualties in the eventuality of a skirmish with Chinese forces.


Amid SP walkout, BMC makes Vande Mataram must in schools

Amid SP walkout, BMC makes Vande Mataram must in schools

We should not make a controversy even on national song or anthem". All those who always try to take out faults on small thing will make this as an issue. Singh also suggested that a soft copy of the book may be uploaded so that it could be used for wider circulation through social media, particularly among the younger generation who may otherwise not be able to visualize the kind of patriotic fervor and magic which this single song written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay could inspire among ...


Isaac Makwala seeks 200M glory after withstanding illness, humiliation

Isaac Makwala seeks 200M glory after withstanding illness, humiliation

Makwala was refused entry into the London Stadium hours before the 400m final, where he was expected to challenge eventual champion Wayde van Niekerk , with the IAAF saying he had been diagnosed with an infectious disease Monday. Makwala was prevented from running in Monday's opening 200m heat and Tuesday's 400m final after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit many competitors.