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SA-proposed new African military force approved

SA-proposed new African military force approved

South African President Jacob Zuma has been a strident proponent of greater military might for Africa.

Russia, China to hold joint anti-terror drills

Russia, China to hold joint anti-terror drills

Russia and China have been exercising joint military drills since 2005.

Russia’s Arctic platform to cost $223mn

Russia’s Arctic platform to cost $223mn

The minister stressed that since other countries do not have such platforms, it will be a significant Russian break-through.

Scores killed, wounded in Iraq violence

In the capital Baghdad, a car bomb went off near a minibus carrying passengers in the Shiite Sadr City district in the eastern part of the city.

McCain visits rebel-held Syrian territory

McCain's visit was reportedly confirmed by one of his spokesmen in Washington who declined to give further details.

“Need stronger commercial partnership with Japan”

“Need stronger commercial partnership with Japan”

The Indian prime minister has embarked on a five-day visit to Japan and Thailand.

Xi meets Obama aide ahead of US trip

Xi meets Obama aide ahead of US trip

The leaders of the two most powerful economies will meet next month in California.

Amid economic woes, Cuba courts BRICS

Amid economic woes, Cuba courts BRICS

Cuba's foreign minister says Latin America and the Caribbean region share a "lot in common" with India.

Russia increases gold reserves

Russia increases gold reserves

Central banks of the developing countries have taken advantage of lower prices to build their gold assets.

China’s Zhangke wins best screenplay at Cannes

China’s Zhangke wins best screenplay at Cannes

The film was part-funded by a state-owned organisation, the Shanghai Film Group Corporation.