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Jul 19, 2016

Russian ammunition train derails on Sakhalin

Villagers were evacuated on Russia’s Sakhalin island in the early hours of Tuesday when a train loaded with military ammunition came off the rails, local media reported. The Sovietskiy Sakhalin newspaper said police and emergency workers rushed to the site and cleared residents from ...

Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

Jul 19, 2016

Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ordering her immediate release from nearly five years of hospital detention. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the 15 justices voted 11-4 to grant Arroyo’s petition seeking the ...

Biden meets Australian leaders, talks up military ties

Jul 19, 2016

Biden meets Australian leaders, talks up military ties

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with Australia’s prime minister and other leaders on Tuesday, amid America’s continued push to boost its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Biden, who is in Australia as part of a tour of the Pacific, also met with troops ...