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TOKYO - Beginning his first Asia tour, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter laid out the U.S. commitment to Japanese security Wednesday in Tokyo, urging restraint in territorial disputes between Japan and China. China's dispute with Japan over Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea and its controversial actions in the South China Sea set the backdrop for U.S. Secretary of...

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‘Operation Decisive Storm’ – the Pentagon-style House of Saud glorifying of its ghastly ‘Bomb Yemen’ show - could be summed up in a single paragraph. The wealthiest Arab nation – the House of Saud petro-hacienda – supported by other GCC petro-rackets and also the wealthy “West”, has launched an – illegal – bombing/war/kinetic operation against the poorest Arab nation in the name of “democracy.”

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Blues guitarist BB King has said he is "feeling much better" after being treated in hospital. The 89-year-old musician was reportedly admitted after suffering from dehydration caused by diabetes. Writing on his Facebook page on Tuesday, King thanked fans and said he was leaving hospital.

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The first human trial of a new type of HIV therapy suggests it could be a promising weapon in the fight against the virus.Reports in the journal Nature show infusions of so-called broadly neutralising antibodies could suppress the amount of HIV in a patient's blood.

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In a ray of hope for people suffering from dementia, researchers -- led by one of Indian origin -- have found that stimulating the brain though minute amounts of electricity enhances the growth of new brain cells and improves short and long-term memory. Known as deep brain stimulation, the therapeutic procedure of sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain...

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After remaining in the headlines due to a long and protracted civil war, Yemen finally emerged into an outright regional conflict last week, with the Saudi Arabia led coalition launching an assault against Houti rebels. While the stated Saudi goal is to protect the regime of President Mansur, the move has broader strategic objectives for Saudi Arabia. For one, Saudi...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

It is safe to say that the most consequential geostrategic development of the last two decades has been China’s rise. Yet the West has failed to accord China — not to mention the other major emerging economies — the degree of influence in today’s global governance structures that it merits. This may be about to change.As it stands, China relies on bilateral...

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The Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Motohide Yoshikawa reiterated Japan’s determination to secure a permanent Security Council seat on Monday, saying that it is his country’s responsibility to become a UNSC member. The country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month expressed similar intentions. Comments:

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A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition. The British Medical Journal claims it has revealed a campaign to derail research into the cancer drug Avastin.The claim has been denied by Novartis, the firm which markets the officially licensed...

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Looks like Madame Tussauds Museum in London has a deep connection with Bollywood! We all know how Katrina Kaif’s wax statue was recently unveiled at the museum. And now it’s none other than Shahrukh Khan who was at Madame Tussauds. But he wasn’t there to unveil a wax statue. In fact, he was there shooting for his next movie ‘Fan’.

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In deeply religious Thailand, monks have long been revered. But badly behaved clergy, corruption scandals, and the vast wealth amassed by some temples has many asking if something is rotten at the heart of Thai Buddhism.From selfies on private jets to multi-million dollar donations from allegedly crooked businessmen, Thailand’s monks are coming under increasing fire for their embrace of commercialism.

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One of Russia’s lawmakers thinks authorities should constantly monitor mass media and the internet, and issue visa bans on foreigners who verbally attack Russia and then seek work in the country they denounce.MP Aleksey Zhuravlev, who heads the nationalist party Rodina (Motherland), but occupies his Lower House seat on a center-left Fair Russia party ticket, has prepared a set of...

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The passing of Lee Kuan Yew is resonating powerfully in China, which has viewed the city-state’s model of “benevolent dictatorship” as a reference point for its own reforms in the post-Mao era. On Wednesday, unlike India and many other countries, the Chinese foreign ministry declined to name Beijing’s representative at Sunday’s funeral of the late Singaporean leader. But it did...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

India and Qatar on Wednesday inked six agreements as visiting Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on energy, investment and people-to-people ties. Qatar, the largest source of India’s LNG imports at 86%, is keen on boosting energy ties. Bilateral trade stands at $16 billion, heavily weighted in favour of Qatar due to the...

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Muslims across the world are going through a very difficult phase due to the wrong and un-Islamic actions of a few terrorist groups. These days it has become all the more important for every Muslim to spread the true teachings of Islam so as to present the true face of our religion to the world.

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