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Breaking: All 12 boys, coach successfully rescued from Thailand cave

The final four boys and their football coach were successfully removed from a flooded cave in Thailand on Tuesday, capping a herculean international rescue effort that appeared bleak just days ago. The rescued was completed Tuesday morning, according to the Thai Navy SEALs. Officials confirmed they had restarted the rescue effort for

China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

Xi Jinping's China seems destined to challenge US technological supremacy in key fields such as AI, supercomputing and quantum information science. By Adam Ni Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to transform China’s military into the world’s most powerful force by 2050. And he could be on track to do it. On the opening day

North Korea ready to talk; US says ‘denuclearise’

In a rare step towards diplomacy between longtime enemies, a North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said his country is willing to open peace talks with the United States. Kim Yong-chol, in South Korea for the end of the Olympics, said on Sunday North Korean leader Kim

China mulls constitutional changes, tenure elongation for president Xi Jinping

China's governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms. The move would allow the current President Xi Jinping to remain as leader after he is due to step down. There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his

Maldives crisis: US-Indian strategic alliance forming

Hand-wringing about a 'democracy deficit' notwithstanding, the real aim is to counter China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean Developments in Maldives have begun unfolding according to script. India, the United States and Britain are spearheading the demand that Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen comply with the order by his country’s

Obvious – and less so – signs of impending new Korean War

By Danny Lam President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech dropped broad hints about North Korea and the prospects for military action. At the same time, Trump’s rhetoric has become conspicuously muted since his earlier speech to the United Nations. However, that is not necessarily an indication of Trump’s intentions. Another

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