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China to develop Supersonic Submarine that could reach US in 2 hours

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Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it’s figured out how to design an underwater vehicle that can make the idea a reality. More worryingly, though, is the possibility that the technology will be used to develop even more dangerous weaponry. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP),... 

Doctors remove 36-year-old skeleton inside Indian woman

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The skeleton of a fetus left inside mother for 36 years. Doctors have removed the skeleton of a 36-year-old fetus that had been inside an Indian woman. The skeleton was found inside a 60-year-old woman in Maharashtra after she came to a medical center complaining of pain in the abdomen. “The woman suffered a miscarriage because the fetus had been growing outside... 

Japan’s Hiroshima hit by landslides, 63 dead and 25 missing

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Rescuers remove debris to search for missing people at the site of a landslide at a residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 26, 2014. The death toll from the devastating landslides in western Japan has jumped to 63 with 25 others still missing as rescuers continue their efforts in combing through destroyed houses in search for survivors. Local... 

China hosts largest ever military drill with Russia

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China’s Inner Mongolia is hosting the biggest military drill ever held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The training of 7,000 servicemen from five SCO member states is set to test troops’ effectiveness in fighting terrorism. The Peace Mission-2014 drill, being conducted from August 24 to 29 in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was... 

China halts GMO production

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In a surprise U-turn, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn. Some environmentalists say public concerns about GM crops played a key role in the decision. On August 17, when these permits were up for renewal, the Ministry of Agriculture decided not to extend them. In 2009,... 

Typhoon Halong claims 10 lives in Japan

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At least 10 people have been killed and dozens of others injured as a powerful typhoon slammed into western and northern Japan. Typhoon Halong hurtled across the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, with heavy rain still lashing the country’s north. The public broadcaster, NHK, reported that a total of 96 people have suffered injuries as a result of... 

Japan’s Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US bombing

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Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki by the United States in 1945. A ceremony commemorating the victims of the US nuclear attack was held in Nagasaki’s Peace Park on Saturday. The event was attended by the aging survivors of the bombing, relatives of the victims and high-ranking Japanese officials. In a speech... 

Malaysia Airline taken over by state firm

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The passenger check-in at Malaysia Airlines in Beijing, China. Malaysia’s state investment company says it plans to fully take over Malaysia Airlines, bringing the company under government control. Khazanah Nasional announced on Friday that it would remove Malaysia Airlines from the country’s stock exchange market and suspend trading in its shares. The airline,... 

Massive mudslide kills 16 in central Nepal

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Nepalese residents and rescue personnel stand amid debris at the site of a landslide on the Sukoshi River in Sindhupalchowk district, August 3, 2014. A massive mudslide triggered by heavy rains has killed at least 16 people in central Nepal as several dozens more are feared buried. Officials said Monday that rescue forces are trying to find more victims through... 

381 die and 1800 injured in China quake

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Over 380 people were killed and around 1,800 injured after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, toppled thousands of buildings in China’s southwestern Yunnan province. The majority of the dead were from Ludian County, which Chinese state television said was at the epicenter of the quake. Ludian authorities said at least... 

India Shocks World, Joins Russia Against Obama Regime

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A new report prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) circulating in the Kremlin states that India’s veto earlier today of a landmark World Trade Organization (WTO) treaty has “shocked the world” and could very well lead to the entire collapse of this Western led global organization that for past 66 years has, in essence, economically destroyed... 

15 dead, over 220 injured as multiple gas explosions hit Taiwan city

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Several blasts have ripped through Kaohsiung, a city in south-western Taiwan, killing 15, injuring over 220 and overturning the cars in the street, the Fire Agency said. The cause is thought to be gas leaks in the sewage system. The number of those injured is expected to rise, the Fire Department said. Many were also taken to schools across the city to take... 

Landslide kills 10, traps 200 in western India

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A mudslide surrounds a building in Malin village in Pune district, the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. Indian authorities say at least 10 people have died and up to 200 others trapped following a massive landslide caused by monsoon rains in western India. The Wednesday morning mudslide damaged a remote village in Pune district of Maharashtra... 

North Korea Vows to Nuke White House If Threatened

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects the tactical rocket firing drill of the units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Strategic Force on July 10, 2014. A senior North Korean official says his country will wage nuclear war on the United States if the autonomy of his country is threatened, the Korea Times reported. “If the U.S. ever threatens our autonomy... 

​McDonald’s Japan halts Chinese supplies after rotten meat scandal

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McDonald’s restaurants in Japan have stopped selling products that use chicken sourced in China. It comes after a scandal involving a Shanghai factory which supplied expired meat products to global fast food chains. Over 3,000 food restaurants in Japan have followed McDonald’s example and withdrawn Chinese supplies. The restaurant chain has switched suppliers... 
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