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Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

Aug 13, 2017

Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations: August 1947: Britain ends its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent, which becomes two independent nations — Hindu-majority, but secularly governed India and the ...

Aug 13, 2017

Elder Indians and Pakistanis speak of partition 70 years ago

It has been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one another. Mob violence broke ...

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

Aug 12, 2017

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat." Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating ...

Australia to back U.S. in any North Korea conflict, Turnbull says

Aug 11, 2017

Australia to back U.S. in any North Korea conflict, Turnbull says

Australia "will come to the aid of the United States" if North Korea attacks, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday, after nuclear-armed Pyongyang outlined plans to fire missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam. The Australian leader's comments of support to close ally Washington followed ...