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20 September 2017 2:16 AM The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

17 September 2017 10:33 AM Bond set to become England’s bowling coach

Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond is set to be confirmed as England’s bowling coach for the Ashes series in Australia later his year. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Bond is set replace Ottis Gibson who vacated his position to become head coach of South Africa. Bond will join up with the England squad ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

13 September 2017 5:02 PM Peters Speech: After The Election

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since New Zealand First’s winter bus tour. National want to co-fund it with the private sector so private investors profit at the expense of patient care. Just to sweeten things hitherto “Skinflint Bill” has found some money to redevelop a couple of schools here as well. Both Labour and National remember Otago 2

13 September 2017 6:31 AM Mathrubhumi launches campaign for extended Onam – PrintWeek India

Starting with Onam festival holidays, September has a disproportionate number of official holidays in Kerala and hence the possibility of more extended holidays. Kamal Krishnan PS, national head, integrated media solutions, Mathrubhumi, said, “While the festival of Onam was celebrated during the first week of Onam, we realised that the festivity would 6

12 September 2017 12:02 AM Beijing’s balancing act over North Korea

With it comes another demonstration of how adept Beijing is becoming at inching back and forth along the policy tightrope it has installed between Washington and Pyongyang. At the same time, muttering mounts among Chinese experts and the public as to the wisdom of tightrope walking and the availability of alternatives. To placate the United States and signal 9

9 September 2017 6:07 PM N Korea unfazed by talks of increasing sanctions

Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme is full steam ahead in the face of increasing US-led international sanctions. Not only did North Korea appear unfazed by US-led talks of imposing further sanctions on the country amid tensions caused by ongoing nuclear tests from Pyongyang; instead, it launched its sixth test. Washington has called for an oil embargo 2

5 September 2017 9:55 PM World University Ranking 2018: Why Indian Universities Are Not In Top 100

New Delhi: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 was released yesterday. Indian Universities have not only slipped down from their previous ranking but also none feature in the top 100 or top 200. A total of 30 Universities in India made to the list, with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore being the only Indian University to make an appearance 2

5 September 2017 7:37 PM North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China’s Path to Power

Other major hurdles litter China’s path. The United States, despite signs of retreat in Asia under the Trump administration, remains the dominant military power. And India and Japan, China’s traditional rivals in the region, have made clear that they intend to resist its gravitational pull. Yet North Korea — an outcast of the international order that Beijing 20

5 September 2017 3:51 PM Rohingya crisis intensifies as India’s Modi arrives in Burma for talks

Nearly 125,000 refugees belonging to the Rohingya minority ethnic group have fled Burma for neighboring Bangladesh in just the past week and a half, according to local aid organizations. They have relayed testimony of indiscriminate executions, gunfire from helicopters and a scorched-earth campaign seemingly aimed at destroying Rohingya villages and driving 1

5 September 2017 2:01 PM Lopez seeks RCEP compromise to break trade negotiations stalemate

The Philippines, this year’s ASEAN chair, is seeking a compromise among members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to break the stalemate in the ongoing negotiation on hopes that a substantial conclusion of the world’s largest trade deal can be hammered out this year. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez told reporters covering 3