Authoritarian China regards self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize the island, by force if needed. Beijing's saber-rattling has ramped up in recent years, exacerbating fears the island of 23 million people could become a major global flashpoint ... (FilePhoto / REUTERS). CopyLink ... “Yes,” he responded ... ....
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ActorAlec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, authorities said. Advertisement. Story continues below. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below ...Try refreshing your browser, or ... .
US PresidentJoe Biden said his country would defend Taiwan if China attacked, in an apparent departure from a long-held policy ...The US has long practised "strategic ambiguity" when it comes to the thorny issue of defending Taiwan ... .
Moldova’s parliament has approved a government-requested state of emergency until November 20 as it tries to ease gas shortages amid soaring world energy prices. The eternal flame at a World War II monument in the capital Chisinau has been extinguished due to gas shortages, the defence ministry said on Friday ... .
United States officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over healthcare and other essential sectors in the US ... He would not name companies with which the centre has met ... .
After nearly two years of more and more bad news, finally a potential ray of light. COVID-19 might be a seasonal illness ... "This … warrants an emphasis on 'air hygiene' through improved indoor ventilation as aerosols are capable to persist suspended for longer times." ... This week’s study confirms that on a much larger scale ... the summer of 2020 ... .
A Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "these Americans" if he does not get what he needs ... The missionaries were not present in the video ... (credit. REUTERS/ADREES LATIF) ... KIDNAPPING EPIDEMIC ... .
PARIS — . On the morning of Sept. 6, a 38-year-old mother of four left her apartment in the southeastern French town of Montélimar to go to work. Minutes later, her neighbors, hearing yells, emerged from their apartments to find her lifeless body in the hallway ... One had tried unsuccessfully to intervene ... Advertisement ... Opinion. Abcarian ... Science.
They're back!. NASA's Perseverance rover just resumed its nominal operations after the two-week-long solar conjunction forced the agency to shut down some functions amid the radio blackout, as the Earth and Mars emerged from opposite sides of our sun, according to a recent tweet from ... NASA's Perseverance rover resumed operations on Oct.
Former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has alleged he was sexually abused by a school teacher when he was a teenager. Evra, 40, has detailed the alleged abuse in his new autobiography and, in a candid interview in the Times newspaper, explained why he has never spoken about it until now ... See more ... It was something heavy in my chest.
COX'S BAZAR ... The attackers randomly shot some victims and stabbed others with knives at the Balukhali refugee complex in Cox's Bazar near the border with Myanmar, Samaa TV quoted a regional police chief as saying ... .
NEW DELHI. Popular instant messaging app has announced that it will stop working on some smartphones from November 1. If you are using an old phone or an iPhone then you may need to worry about WhatsApp support ... According to a report by Metro News, the following smartphones will not support WhatsApp from November 1 ... Download ... .
Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie 'Rust', but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released last night ... Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Production on the movie was immediately shut down ... .