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US carrier group patrols in tense South China Sea Monday, February 20th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration. China’s Foreign Ministry on Feb. 15..

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Tibetan Protester Detained, Missing in Serthar Friday, February 17th, 2017

A young Tibetan protester detained last month in southwestern China’s Sichuan province is still missing after more than 40 days in custody, Tibetan sources say. Sonam Tashi, 20, was seized by police in Sichuan’s Serthar (in Chinese, Seda) county on Jan. 5 after staging a solitary protest in..

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Ex-leader of northern Chinese province sentenced for graft Thursday, February 16th, 2017

BEIJING, (AP): The former Communist Party chief of the major northern Chinese province of Hebei has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges, a court announced Wednesday, as President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign continues to claim high-profile targets. In handing down the..

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Jat Quota Agitation In Haryana Enters 18th Day

CHANDIGARH, (PTI): Protests by the Jat community in Haryana seeking reservation in education institutes and government jobs continued on the 18th day today. "Protests are on in all the districts of Haryana. Our agitation is peaceful," Yashpal Malik, president of the All India Jat Aarakshan..

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Tibetan Pilgrims Barred From Kirti Monastery by Chinese Police Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Tibetans traveling from northwest China’s Gansu province to attend a large religious gathering in neighboring Sichuan are being stopped at the border and told they may not proceed by car, sources in the region say. No reasons were given for blocking the pilgrims’ journey to Kirti monastery in..

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First Eclipse Of 2017 Today, Can Be Seen From India Saturday, February 11th, 2017

INDORE, (PTI): The first eclipse of this year will take place early morning tomorrow and would be visible from India. "The first 'penumbral lunar eclipse' would begin at 4:02:02 AM and would continue till 8:25:05 AM on February 11. This eclipse will be visible in India," said Rajendra Prakash..

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