Pokhran-II after 20 years: India’s nuclear deterrence has been reasonably successful in stabilising a volatile South Asia

Pokhran-II after 20 years: India’s nuclear deterrence has been reasonably successful in stabilising a volatile South Asia

On the 20th anniversary of Pokhran-II, it is worth exploring the motivations that led to India detonating five nuclear devices in the deserts of Rajasthan and whether the larger objectives, as underlined in India’s draft and final nuclear doctrines, have...
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Japan trying to arrange another Abe-Trump powwow before crucial Kim summit in Singapore

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to squeeze in a talk with U.S. President Donald Trump at a G-7 meeting before the landmark U.S.-North Korea …
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India rape: Third teenager attacked and burned in a week

India rape: Third teenager attacked and burned in a week

Image copyright AFP Image caption Schoolgirls staged a protest rally on 8 May after the first two rape and burning attacks A teenage girl in India has been raped and burned alive by her attacker – the third instance of...
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Margaret River deaths: Seven people found dead in Western Australia

Margaret River deaths: Seven people found dead in Western Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Osmington lies near the popular Margaret River tourist area in Western Australia Seven people have been found dead at a rural property in what is reported to be Australia’s worst mass shooting since 1996. The...
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Malaysia’s Mahathir hopes to get back lost 1MDB funds

Malaysia’s Mahathir hopes to get back lost 1MDB funds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYoung voter: “We see him like a grandfather” Malaysia’s new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has said he believes most of the money missing in a notorious corruption scandal can be re...
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Trump-Kim Jong-un summit set for Singapore on 12 June

Trump-Kim Jong-un summit set for Singapore on 12 June

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow to talk to North Korea – advice from three North Korean experts US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June, he has said....
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Former Abe aide admits to meeting with Kake Gakuen officials

Last month Tadao Yanase flatly denied a report that he had met the officials in April 2015, “as far as my memory goes.”
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North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

Image copyright Reuters / AFP Image caption Left to right: Kim Hak-song, Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. It is viewed as a goodwill...
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Walmart wins battle for India’s Flipkart

Walmart wins battle for India’s Flipkart

Image copyright Reuters Walmart will pay about $16bn to take control of Flipkart, India’s biggest online retailer, in a deal that puts it head to head with Amazon. The world’s largest retailer will take a 77% stake, valuing the Indian...
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Horse trainers guilty in Australia’s ‘biggest’ racing scandal

Horse trainers guilty in Australia’s ‘biggest’ racing scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trainer Robert Smerdon is among those facing penalties Eight horse racing professionals have been found guilty of doping offences in what has been called the biggest scandal to hit the sport in Australia. A...
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