World Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:37:39 +0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb U.S., Japan, India, And Australia Join Forces Against China’s ‘Belt And Road’

The Australian Financial Review reported on Sunday that Australia, India, Japan, and the United States are considering an alliance to counter China’s growing influence—in particular, the huge “Belt and Road” trade project undertaken by China.

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Illinois Man Hired Teen To Kill Parents With Hammer, Police Say

Joshua Miceli, 23 (left) is accused of hiring Michael Targo, 18, (right) to kill his parents with a hammer.  (DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

The 23-year-old son of an Illinois couple has been charged with hiring a man to try and kill them.

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American Accused Of Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior's Thumb Must Be 'Severely' Punished, China Says

China is reportedly demanding a 24-year-old American man face "severe punishment" for allegedly snapping off the left thumb of a $4.5 million ancient terra-cotta warrior statue on display at a Philadelphia museum.

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North Korea's Failed Olympians Hope To Avoid Dangerous Consequences

As North Koreans return home this week from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, possibly without any medals, Olympians hope to avoid the gulags — a fate the losers of the 1966 World Cup are believed to have experienced.

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Corbyn Warns Bankers: Finance Will Serve Britain Under Labour

Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON - Britain’s financial sector will be “the servant of industry not the masters of all” if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage.

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Pro-Syrian Government Forces Enter Afrin To Aid Kurds

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party AKP during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara Turkey February 20 2018

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation.

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Two Lawyers Killed In Shooting At Court Premises In Lahore, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -- Two lawyers were killed in a shooting incident between two rival groups within the premises of a session court in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas To Ask UNSC To Implement Two-State Solution

Mahmoud Abbas

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to demand the implementation of the two-state solution between Palestine and Israel and oppose US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, when he addresses the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday.

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Korean Peninsula's Peace In Question After Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

TOKYO -- When the curtains fall on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympics in South Korea in mid-March, it marks the end of a short-lived peace in the Korean peninsula, said an expert on regional affairs.

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'Upskirting' Should Be Criminal Offence, Campaigners Say

The government should criminalise "upskirting" as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.

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