Pakistan’s Imran Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir. “This is a potential flashpoint,” Khan said during a media … Read More

World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

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An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

Sorry California, But The U.S. West Coast Is Now In Range Of North Korean Nukes

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Deterrence is key. Key point: Kim Jong-un isn’t suicidal. The recent revelation that North Korea has intercontinental ballistic missiles put America on notice: within a few short years, or even months, the entire continental United States will be within range … Read More

Philippines’ Taal Volcano eruption triggers dozens of quakes and mass evacuation

‘People are panicking … the volcano can explode again anytime,’ mayor warns aftermarkets and airports close Weak lava fountaining, accompanied by thunder and flashes of lightning, indicates intense activity but ‘hazardous explosive eruption’ could follow A mass evacuation is underway … Read More

Wildfires Are Raging Outside Every Major City in Australia

Australia has deployed military planes and ships to provide aid as hundreds of wildfires rage across Australia, forcing residents to flee and destroying homes. The Australian Defense Force is sending ships to the Victoria town of Mallacoota on a two-week supply … Read More

Australia fires: 5 questions answered

For the third time since the start of Australia’s fire season, a state of emergency has been declared in the Australian state of New South Wales due to fires that are burning out of control. The flames have forced thousands … Read More

Australians on southeast coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

A firefighter tackles a wildfire south of Nowra, Australia, earlier this week. Residents of Nowra, Narooma and Batemans Bay were told that winds were likely to once again drive blazes toward the coast. –(AFP/Getty Images) TOMERONG, Australia —  Residents in the … Read More

China’s to sign US trade deal in Washington next week

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The Phase 1 deal reached last month is expected to cut tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US farm, energy and manufactured goods while addressing some disputes over intellectual property. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water … Read More

Experts: Killing of Iranian Commander Sends Message to North Korea

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FILE – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test-firing of a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 11, 2019, by North Korean Central News Agency. WASHINGTON – U.S. efforts to deal with Iran in the … Read More

Deadly 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines Sunday, killing at least one child and injuring dozens, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the epicenter to near the town of Matanao in the populated province … Read More

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