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Pakistan tests Shaheen-II ballistic missile as India counts election votes

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Pakistan has said it test-fired a ballistic missile, amid tensions with India, while also claiming it wants peace with its rival. The statement comes as India counts election votes, with Narendra Modi expected to retain power. Pakistan’s military claims the missile is capable of delivering conventional and nuclear weapons at a range of up to Read More

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

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Shareholders seeking to halt Amazon’s sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces have been defeated in two votes that sought to pressure the company into a rethink. Civil rights campaigners had said it was “perhaps the most dangerous surveillance technology ever developed”. But investors rejected the proposals at the company’s annual general Read More

‘Our eyes in the sky’: India launches all-weather satellite to control borders

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India successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite featuring radar imaging capable of penetrating through thick clouds. The new technology is believed to be used by the military for border control. RISAT-2B, New Delhi’s brand new low-orbit satellite was launched on early Wednesday morning from the space center on the Sriharikota island in south-eastern India. Read More

Exclusive: A delicate balance – Toyota took care to make offering to U.S. before China deals

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp last month announced two deals in China that were small in size but large in strategic planning. FILE PHOTO: President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda speaks during the unveiling of the 2020 Toyota Supra during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. Read More

Worries of longer, costlier U.S.-China trade war hits markets

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a deal to end their dispute. Investors added up the costs of higher tariffs on Chinese and U.S. goods as well Read More

Indian general warns Pakistan ‘dare not try’ any cross-border military actions near Kashmir

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Islamabad will inevitably face a “befitting reply” from New Delhi should Pakistani forces engage in any kind of ‘misadventure’ in the disputed Kashmir territory, a high-ranked Indian general said on Monday. A tough message to the arch-rival came from Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, commander of Northern Indian Army as he was talking to the media Read More

U.S., China bicker over ‘extravagant expectations’ on trade deal

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China accused the United States on Monday of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China’s technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector. A surveillance camera is seen next to containers at a logistics center near Tianjin Port, in Read More

US destroyer armed with missiles enters S. China Sea in challenge to Beijing’s territorial claims

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A US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer sailed next to a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, ignoring repeated warnings from Beijing to stay clear of the region amid rising tensions between the two economic superpowers. On Sunday, the USS Preble (DDG-88), armed with Tomahawk missiles, sailed along the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Read More

Final votes cast in world’s biggest general election

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Voters in India have gone to the polls in the final stage of the world’s biggest general election to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term. Around 900 million people have been eligible to vote in the mammoth seven-phase ballot, spread out across 39 days. The last round of elections alone, Read More

The Google city that has angered Toronto

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It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future – a smart city built from the internet up – offering citizens the chance to experience the very latest technology. That would include autonomous cars, innovative ways to collect rubbish and shared spaces for communities to come together in new Read More