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South China Sea dispute: Top Philippines diplomat’s shocking F-bomb rant against China

The Philippines has taken the gloves off in its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea, with its top diplomat dropping the F-bomb as he demanded the withdrawal of Chinese vessels near the Scarborough Shoal. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr took to Twitter, calling China an “ugly oaf” and demanding it “get the f*** […]

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South China Sea: ‘Significant’ strategic move Biden approved to ‘reverse Obama error’

South China Sea: Chinese Air Force carries out training US President Joe Biden, through his Secretary of State Antony Blinken, made the bold move to reaffirm his nation’s pledge to back Southeast Asian countries. Mr Blinken’s intervention came as the ongoing dispute over China’s claim of sovereignty in the waters increases. The commitment was made […]

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South Island weather: Temperatures to reach above 30C in summer scorcher

Temperatures are set to reach scorching levels today in the south. According to Metservice, Ashburton was the warmest place in the country at 11am on Tuesday with 32.8C. Christchurch was sitting on 222C and Dunedin on 21C. Temperatures are expected to reach 36C in Christchurch, 34C in Blenheim and 30C in Dunedin. MetService meteorologist Alwyn […]

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South China Sea warning: Beijing accuses US of flying spy planes posing as airliners

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Security officials in Beijing claim the US has carried out at least 100 such operations this year alone, the latest between September 8 and 10. They said several US Air Force RC-135 […]

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US ambassador to South Korea shaves off his controversial ‘colonial’ moustache

The US ambassador to South Korea has shaved off his highly controversial moustache, saying it felt too hot under a mask in the summer months. Harry Harris’ decision was diplomatic as well as practical, because the moustache has caused offence in South Korea for reminding his hosts of the facial hair worn by colonial Japanese […]

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Yemen's PM says the key to restoring peace is to end the armed militia rebellion

CAIRO (Reuters) – Yemen’s Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said on Wednesday the key to restoring peace in Yemen is to restore the country and its institutions and to end the armed militia rebellion, according to a statement from his office. The separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) on April 25 declared self-rule in Aden and other […]