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Moldovan president vetoes participation in NATO country exercises

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova’s pro-Russian President Igor Dodon has blocked government plans to send troops to Ukraine to participate in military exercises starting this week and which coincide with Russian drills across the border in Belarus.
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HC reverses discharge of Ponmudi from Govt land grab case

The Madras High Court on Wednesday reversed an order passed by a Sessions Court here in 2007 discharging former Transport Minister K. Ponmudi from a government land grab case and directed him to face trial since a prima facie case had been made out against him....
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Myanmar military says death toll in clashes almost 400

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Almost 400 people have died in violence in western Myanmar that was triggered by attacks on security forces by insurgents from the Rohingya ethnic minority, Myanmar's military said, as both sides exchanged charges of atrocities and thousands of Rohingya fled across the border to Bangladesh....
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Erdoğan accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ as thousands of Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

Almost 400 people have died in violence that Myanmar’s military said was triggered by attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents...
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Anatoly Antonov: Russia's tough-but-pragmatic new US ambassador

Moscow (AFP) - Veteran diplomat Anatoly Antonov, appointed Russia's new ambassador to the US Monday at a time when ties are at dangerously low ebb, has the reputation of being a tough negotiator with a deep suspicion of Washington....
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Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China

Money talks. At least it did for Eddie Chen and, presumably, for many of the 420,000 of his Taiwanese compatriots who opted to earn a higher salary by working in mainland China....
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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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