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China slams 'Western misconceptions' of its role in WWII

Jun 23, 2015

China slams 'Western misconceptions' of its role in WWII

Western countries have a lack of appreciation about China’s sacrifices and contributions during World War II, a senior official said Tuesday, as the government outlined plans for a military parade through central Beijing to mark the war’s end. Sino-Japan relations have long been affected ...

Heat wave kills 400 in Karachi; rain expected

Jun 23, 2015

Heat wave kills 400 in Karachi; rain expected

A devastating heat wave has killed more than 400 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, health officials said on Tuesday, as paramilitaries set up emergency medical camps in the streets. The heat wave, which coincides with major power ...

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

Jun 23, 2015

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Monday. The Pentagon’s chief operating officer, ...

Jun 22, 2015

North Korea to boycott World University Games in South

North Korea has boycotted next month’s World University Games in South Korea in protest at the opening of a U.N. office in Seoul monitoring Pyongyang’s human rights record, organizers said Monday. North Korea had offered to send 75 athletes and 33 officials to the ...