Vietnam blasts China for building military airstrip in flashpoint island

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Vietnam blasts China for building military airstrip in flashpoint island

Vietnam has yet again condemned China after the latter completed a runway for military aircraft on an island in the East Sea (the Vietnamese term for the South China Sea) over which Hanoi claims sovereignty.

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U.S. uses helicopters for first time to hit Islamic State rebels

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U.S. uses helicopters for first time to hit Islamic State rebels

The U.S. military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing U.S. troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

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North Korea, already under UN sanctions, prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report

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North Korea, already under UN sanctions, prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report

North Korea, already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, enabling it to fire larger, longer-range rockets.

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire

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Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire

Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed when separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Monday, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain.

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

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Islamic State fight seen costing U.S. $2.4 bln or more annually

U.S. military efforts against Islamic State have cost nearly $1 billion so far and are likely to run between $2.4 billion and $3.8 billion per year if air and ground operations continue at the current pace, according to a think tank analysis.

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U.S. outgunned by extremists on social media battlefield

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U.S. outgunned by extremists on social media battlefield

Islamic State’s 52-second trailer “Flames of War” opens with a black-clad extremist blasting a U.S.-made tank into smoke and shrapnel, a Hollywood-style message to the U.S. and its allies about what they can expect for intervening in the Middle East again.

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Top China arms maker goes global with cheaper tanks

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Top China arms maker goes global with cheaper tanks

At the Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo earlier this this month, weapons buyers from across the continent descended on Air Force Base Waterkloof in the South African capital Pretoria for a bit of shopping.

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World watching as Scottish vote nears

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A successful push for Scottish independence is a “geopolitical risk” to the global recovery, the OECD has warned, as the think tank revised down its forecasts for UK growth this year.

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NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

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NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister

Ukraine's defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Water tower kills schoolboys in central Vietnam

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Water tower kills schoolboys in central Vietnam

A water tank fell off a tower at a primary school in the north central province of Nghe An onto three boys, killing two on Thursday.

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Putin threat stirs European tank ambition dormant since Cold War

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Putin threat stirs European tank ambition dormant since Cold War

The Ukraine crisis is pushing European governments to review the role of the weapon that dominated Cold War defenses as the strength of Russian ground forces stirs political concerns: the battle tank.

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Tanks roar over Russian terrain for biathlon

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Russia places first and second as the world championship in tank biathlon wraps up just outside of Moscow.

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Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, talks underway

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Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, talks underway

Ukraine said on Monday it was in talks with Moscow over the return of 311 Ukrainian soldiers and border guards who had been forced by fighting with separatists to cross into Russia, but Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum.

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4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins

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4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins

A three-day Gaza cease-fire went into force on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in the 25-day-old Israel-Hamas war, but Gaza officials said the lull was broken after nearly two hours when Israeli tank fire killed at least four Palestinians.

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Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

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Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said.

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