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The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Taiwan says has begun mass production of long-range missile

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Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop...
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Chinese diplomats: Don’t underestimate our determination to defend sovereignty

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While talking to the media after meeting with their US counterparts, top Chinese diplomats have emphasized that they will stay firm in defending their national interests. “There are so many...
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Biden defense secretary warns US forces ready to ‘fight tonight’ after North Korea warning

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday warned North Korea that U.S. forces are ready to "fight tonight" after the dictatorship condemned military drills taking place in South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries have...

Philippines receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, doses donated by China

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The Philippines received on Sunday its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a shipment donated by China, a day before it was due to roll out a national...
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U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

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A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas”, the U.S. military said on Sunday,...

Google could shut down its search engine in Australia

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Google has threatened to shut down its search-engine service in Australia, as lawmakers push the tech giant to pay for the news stories it displays. The company's long-running dispute with the...
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China threatens ‘counterstrike’ over US contact with Taiwan

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My son inherited money after his father was killed in an accident. A woman…Venomous Snake Found Hiding Among Plant Pots in YardAFP logoChina threatens 'counterstrike' over US contact with...
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China CCP to Nationalize Jack Ma’s Alibaba and Ant Group – Report

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Reports from China indicate that the Chinese government may be working on a plan to nationalize Jack Ma's Alibaba and the Ant Group. China's ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)...
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China says it will take action against U.S. delisting of its telecom firms

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China will take “necessary measures” to safeguard the interests of its companies after the New York Stock Exchange began delisting three Chinese telecom firms that Washington says have military...
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Two US warships cross the Taiwan Strait as tensions with China intensify

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Two US warships sailed across the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, sparking a protest from China, in the second such crossing this month and in a move that comes nearly...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...