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City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

May 20, 2016

City sets new Indian heat record of 51 C

A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51 degrees Celsius — the highest since records began — the national weather office said Friday. The new record in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, is ...

China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration

May 18, 2016

China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration

China is staging joint war games featuring mock beach landing, helicopter assaults and tank battles along its east coast facing Taiwan, just days before the inauguration of the self-governing island’s new independence-leaning president. The Defense Ministry said Wednesday the air, land and sea drills ...

Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

May 18, 2016

Australian minister under fire for 'illiterate' refugees comment

Australia’s immigration minister was accused of xenophobia Wednesday after he said increasing the nation’s refugee intake would lead to “illiterate and innumerate” people claiming welfare or taking local jobs. Peter Dutton was responding to proposals by the Labor opposition to boost Australia’s annual refugee ...