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November 18, 2018 2:53 AM US in DESPERATE BID to fight China's influence in Asia as Beijing plots economic empire

A COALITION of four countries including the United States has agreed to facilitate a massive electrification programme in Papua New Guinea, in an apparent bid to restrain the rise of Chinese influence which is expanding rapidly thanks to development initiatives such as the New Silk Road. The United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand hope to provide 8

November 17, 2018 4:53 AM Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winners

Countries which embrace protectionism are "doomed to failure", China's Xi Jinping has warned in a veiled swipe at the US's America First policy. Mr Xi was speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, where US-Chinese tensions are likely to be centre stage. US Vice-President Mike Pence later said he was prepared to "more than double" 7

November 12, 2018 2:07 PM Justin Trudeau considers offering asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy

The Canadian prime minister says officials are speaking with Pakistan after a Christian woman was released from death row. Mrs Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after allegations she insulted the Prophet Muhammad during a row with a neighbour. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed his government was in talks with Pakistan after 7

November 3, 2018 12:06 PM Leicester City owner Vichai's funeral starts Thailand

The funeral of Leicester City's owner who died in a helicopter crash outside the club's stadium is under way. Royal soldiers, monks and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's relatives took part in a procession ahead of the ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand. The funeral began with Buddhist bathing rituals and will be followed by recitation ceremonies over seven days. The Leicester 13

October 17, 2018 8:41 PM Saudi Arabia map: Where is Saudi Arabia? What countries surround Saudi Arabia?

SAUDI Arabia is in the midst of international interrogation over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the Saudi government, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but where is Saudi Arabia located? Saudi Arabia is situated in the county of Asia and is the 13th largest nation in terms of land area and the largest 11

October 10, 2018 1:15 PM Ladybird INVASION: Swarming STD-carrying bugs infest homes across UK

LADYBIRDS carrying STDs are invading the UK with homes across the nation dealing with an infestation of the bugs. The Harlequin Ladybirds have flown in from Asia and North America thanks to mild Autumn winds. And now the ladybirds are looking to hibernate in cosy homes across the UK. Ladybirds have been spotted in Birmingham, Loughborough, Gloucester 8

September 27, 2018 10:12 AM INDIA CRISIS: Delhi turns protectionist by hiking import tariffs as rupee PLUNGES

INDIA has adopted a protectionist stance on trade as the country tries to ease pressure on its crisis-hit currency, the rupee. India's Finance Ministry yesterday hiked import tariffs on 19 items deemed 'non-essential', including home appliances, shoes and jet fuel. The rupee has plunged by around 13 percent against the US dollar so far this year, making 10

September 25, 2018 5:53 PM World War 3: King of Jordan's chilling warning as 'global TERROR' REIGNS

THE King of Jordan Abdullah II issued a stark warning during his speech at the United Nations' headquarters, saying the world is facing "World War 3" as terrorist acts keep making victims across the globe. While the then French President Francois Hollande branded the attacks an "act of war", King Abdullah II openly spoke of a conflict spread across the globe 17

September 24, 2018 3:20 PM Typhoon Trami: Where is Typhoon Trami now? Will it hit Taiwan?

TYPHOON Trami was upgraded to a super typhoon today as the storm gathered strength across the Pacific Ocean. Where is Typhoon Trami now? Will it hit Taiwan? Typhoon Trami is now a super typhoon and is strengthening as it moves across the ocean (Image: WUNDERGROUND) Trami began to develop into a tropical storm on Friday night eastern Asia time just north 19

September 18, 2018 7:37 AM US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded 29