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    China port deal a mistake: Sri Lanka tells India

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:54am on August 27, 2020

    Sri Lanka wants to pursue a ‘neutral’ foreign policy but will retain an ‘India First’ approach in strategic and security matters, foreign secretary Jayanath Colombagehas...

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    Kim issues warning on coronavirus as health speculation swirls

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:42pm on August 26, 2020

    North Korean state media on Wednesday showed leader Kim Jong Un at a meeting of a top committee issuing warnings about the coronavirus and a...

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    Gayoom tests positive for COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 04:48pm on August 26, 2020

    Former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said Tuesday he has tested positive for coronavirus as the island nation battles an increase in new cases. Gayoom,...

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    India deploys soldiers near China border

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:37am on August 26, 2020

    Indian forces have deployed soldiers equipped with shoulder-fired air defence missiles on crucial heights near China border in eastern Ladakh, reports India Today on Tuesday....

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    India has military options to deal with Chinese transgressions: CDS

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:22am on August 25, 2020

    Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday stated that India has ‘military options’ to deal with the Chinese on the issue of transgressions...

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    More medical checks for Abe as health speculation grows

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:45pm on August 24, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he had undergone more medical tests but declined to provide details, a week after a first hospital visit...

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    Local virus outbreak in Myanmar sparks fears for Rohingya camps

    Agence France-Presse. Sittwe | Updated at 10:58am on August 24, 2020

    Rohingya in Myanmar's conflict-wracked Rakhine state expressed fears Sunday of a coronavirus outbreak reaching their overcrowded camps, after a spate of infections sent the state...

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    China successfully launches new satellite on Sunday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Jiuquan | Updated at 02:34pm on August 23, 2020

    China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:27am Sunday (Beijing Time)...

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    China deploys bomber in South China Sea

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:17am on August 23, 2020

    With India still locked in a military standoff with China, Vietnam’s ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau briefed Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla about the...

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    Fire hits electricity plant in south India, 9 feared trapped

    United News of Bangladesh/AP. Hyderabad | Updated at 03:34pm on August 21, 2020

    Rescuers in southern India were searching Friday for nine workers feared trapped in a fire that erupted in a government-run underground electricity plant, an official...

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