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Chinese military helicopters fly past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on August 4, 2022.

China pledges to continue largest military drills around Taiwan

'The current tense situation in the Taiwan Strait is entirely provoked and created by the US side'

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A Chinese J-15 fighter jet landing on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast, on December 16, 2016.

Chinese fighter jets and warships crossed median line, says Taiwan

Chinese incursions are now more common after Beijing declared the unofficial border no longer exists

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Tourists look on as a Chinese military helicopter flies past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province, China, on August 4, 2022

China begins 'illegitimate, irresponsible' live-fire military drills - Taiwan

China is conducting drills on the 'busiest international waterways and aviation routes'

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Taiwan's Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft (L) flying alongside a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force H-6K, on May 11, 2018.

Taiwan scrambles jets to warn away Chinese fighters

Taiwan’s defense ministry said that China’s latest mission included 16 Su-30 fighters and 11 other jets

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A mural painted on a wall on Taiwan's Kinmen islands, which lie two miles from the mainland China coast in the Taiwan Strait, on October 21, 2020.

China holds military drills around Taiwan as Pelosi visits

Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan 'has a severe impact on the political foundation of China-US relations'

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A US military aircraft with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on board prepares to land at Sungshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 2, 2022.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan despite China's threats

China closed airspace above Taiwan Strait for civilian aircraft

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A security guard stands near a sculpture of the Chinese Communist Party flag at the Museum of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing, China, on May 26, 2022.

Taiwan prepares to protect itself against China amid tensions over Pelosi visit

Taiwan-China tensions are mounting amid news of a potential visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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This handout photo taken on August 24, 2021 from the Indonesian Navy shows the Bahamian-flagged MT. Strovolos near the Riau islands, Indonesia.

Indonesia, US begin 'Super Garuda Shield' military exercise

'This is really an exercise to build trust, build togetherness... and other related matters,' says Smith

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A Long March 5B rocket, carrying China's Tianhe space station core module, lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan province on April 29, 2021.

China's rocket falls back to Earth, Beijing does not share impact location

The rocket can rain debris over an area of more than 1,240 miles long by about 44 miles wide

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a speech in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 27, 2022.

North Korea says nuclear deterrent ready against US ‘hostile acts’

Washington continues 'dangerous, illegal, hostile acts' with Seoul against Pyongyang

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC, US, June 24, 2022.

China says US to ‘bear consequences’ if House Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan

'If the US pushes ahead and challenges China's bottom line... the US side will bear all the consequences'

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A car is buried under debris from a ruined old house in Vigan city, north of Manila, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern Philippines, on July 27, 2022.

Powerful earthquake hits northern Philippines

A 25-year-old construction worker died as the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northern Philippines

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Taiwanese navy launches a US-made Standard missile from a frigate during the annual Han Kuang Drill, on the sea near the Suao navy harbor in Yilan county on July 26, 2022.

Taiwan simulates intercepting Chinese attacks in maritime war games

Fighter jets and warships set off various types of missiles aimed at intercepting 'a group of enemy ships'

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Deux des quatre opposants pro-démocratie exécutés par la junte birmane

Myanmar executes four democracy activists

This is the Southeast Asian nation's first execution in decades

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A demonstrator interacts with police special task force personnel standing guard while blocking a road as protestors take part in a march against Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 22, 2022.

Sri Lanka president's office to reopen after crackdown

Police spokesman Nihal Talduwa said protesters could continue their demonstrations at a designated site

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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar, wait to receive food handouts at the Thaingkhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, on October 21, 2017.

ICJ to rule whether Myanmar genocide case shall proceed

A UN fact-finding mission found that a Myanmar military campaign in 2017 included 'genocidal acts'

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on December 4, 2013

Biden, China's Xi Jinping to speak 'within the next 10 days'

The US says high-level engagement with China is vital to keeping the complex relationship stable

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UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Offices in Geneva, September 4, 2019.

China tries to stop UN human rights chief from releasing Xinjiang report

'We strongly urge Madame High Commissioner not to publish such an assessment'

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People gather in front of the department of Immigration and Emigration to apply for a passport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 18 July 2022.

Sri Lankan opposition leader drops out of presidential race

Six-time prime minister Wickremesinghe took over as acting president last week after an uprising

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An ethnic Armenian soldier stands next to Nagorno-Karabakh's flag in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh at a new border with Kalbajar district turned over to Azerbaijan, on November 25, 2020.

Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs hold rare bilateral talks

Armenia, Azerbaijan are locked in an ethnic and territorial conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh disputed region

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The North Korean flag is seen in the country's embassy compounds in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 19, 2021.

North Korea recognizes breakaway of Russia's proxies in east Ukraine

The move makes North Korea the third country after Russia and Syria to recognize the two breakaway entities

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Workers, wearing protective suits and masks, are seen near the No. 3 and No.4 reactor buildings at the  Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on February 10, 2016

Fukushima: Japanese court orders execs to pay $95b in damages

'We are aware that this sum is far beyond their ability to pay,' a lawyer for the shareholders says

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Protesters, some carrying national flag, stand on the building of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 13, 2022.

Sri Lanka: Protesters storm PM’s office, demanding he resign

'That's what we said, don’t mess with us,' protestors chant in front of the prime minister's office

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An aerial view of Qilianyu islands in the Paracel chain, which China considers part of Hainan province on August 10, 2018.

China ‘drives away’ US destroyer that sailed near disputed Paracel Islands

Beijing accuses US of violating China's sovereignty and security