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64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen

Lucknow (India) (AFP) - At least 64 children have died over six days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday.
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Myanmar ramps up troops, curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine

Myanmar has moved hundreds of troops into northern Rakhine state as it ramps up counterinsurgency efforts there, officers told AFP Saturday, after the UN voiced alarm over reports of a military build up in the region....
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Japan says 'heated discussions' at Manila security meeting

MANILA (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said "heated discussions" took place about North Korea's missile tests and South China Sea disputes at a security forum on Monday, and most countries believed U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang should be fully implemented. ...
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Singapore cancels residence status of 'U.S. citizen', says he worked for foreign power

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Friday it had canceled the permanent residence status of a professor at a prominent postgraduate school whom it identified as a U.S. citizen, and accused him of being an agent of influence for a foreign country. ...
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Ancient Map Restarts Japan, South Korea Island Dispute

Bilateral Ties Worsen Over Tiny Islets...
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Japan’s Defense Minister Resigns, in Blow to Shinzo Abe

TOKYO — Japan’s defense minister and its army chief resigned on Friday over allegations that they misled Parliament and the public over dangers faced by Japanese soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, dealing another blow to the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....
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U.S. transfers surveillance planes to the Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday transferred to the Philippines two brand-new, single-engine surveillance planes, boosting the capability of its former colony to patrol sprawling maritime borders, including pirate-infested southern waters. ...
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South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North in DMZ

South Korean DM: Meeting Would Take Place in 'Truce Village'...
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Clashes as Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary

Government forces threw tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader's death....
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Modi's Israel visit marks dramatic break from past relations

Modi will arrive in Israel on Tuesday in the first visit to the country by an Indian prime minister, marking a turning point in relations after decades of frozen ties....
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