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Indian PM Modi Makes Pitch For Health Revolution In India Under Traditional Medicine System

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a pitch for a health revolution under the aegis of Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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15 Killed In Taliban Attack On District Office In Eastern Afghan Province

GHAZNI -- At least 15 Afghan security forces were killed and 12 others wounded after Taliban attacked with two car bombs a district office building in eastern province of Ghazni on Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing police.

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Vietnam Hopes To Elevate Comprehensive Partnership With Australia

Truong Thi Mai and Julie Bishop.

SYDNEY -- Vietnam hopes for the strong growth of bilateral comprehensive partnership with Australia to create a firm foundation for the elevation of their relations, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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Syria's Raqqa Fully Liberated From Islamic State By Kurdish-Led SDF

DAMASCUS -- The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured Syria's northern city of Raqqa, after fully defeating the Islamic State (IS) group on Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the SDF spokesman.

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US Military To Suspend Flights Of CH-53E Choppers In Okinawa Until Cause Of Crash Found

TOKYO -- Municipalities in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa on Tuesday were informed by the US military that flights of its CH-53E transport helicopters will be suspending until the cause of a recent crash-landing of one of the choppers is released, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Philippine President Duterte Declares Liberation Of Marawi

MANILA -- The Philippine media reported on Tuesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had declared the liberation of the southern city of Marawi after nearly five months of fighting, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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North Korea Slams US For Sending Warships, Nuclear-Capable Bombers To Korean Peninsula

Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

PYONGYANG -- The North Korea on Tuesday slammed the United States for sending aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean Peninsula as the "last-ditch efforts of the US driven to the tight corner" by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Over 8,000 Illegal Migrants Repatriated From Libya This Year, Says IOM

TRIPOLI -- More than 8,000 illegal immigrants have been repatriated from Libya this year, China's Xinhua news agency reported the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) as saying on Monday.

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India's Ruling BJP Begins Damage Control Exercise Over Taj Mahal Row

NEW DELHI, Oct 17 -- India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday began a damage control exercise, two days after one of its prominent lawmakers created a nationwide row by calling Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World - a "blot on Indian culture”, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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20 Killed, 160 Wounded In Suicide Attack On Police Center In Eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Oct 17 -- A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew his explosive device next to a police training center in Gardez city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, killing at least 20 people and injuring 160 others, China's Xinhua news agency reported a local official as saying.

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