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Thousands of civilians flee Myanmar town after military clash with rebels

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Thousands have fled a town in western Myanmar after days of fighting between anti-junta dissidents and the military, during which soldiers bombed civilian homes, according to residents and media. Myanmar has been in t...

Boris Johnson’s military alliance in the Pacific is reckless post-imperial nostalgia

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The Aukus defence deal between Britain, the US and Australia grows murkier by the day. Essentially it is the outcome of an industrial dispute over who will build eight submarines for the Australian military. Australia...

Japan urges Europe to speak out against China’s military expansion

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Japan has urged European countries to speak out against China’s aggression, warning that the international community must bolster deterrence efforts against Beijing’s military and territorial expansion amid a growing ...

Islamic State affiliate leader killed in raid, says Indonesian military

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Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in a gun battle with security forces, the military said, in a victory for the counter-terrorism campaign against extremists in...

Trudeau lambasted over exclusion from US-led military alliance as election nears

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Justin Trudeau is facing harsh criticism from political rivals after Canada was excluded from a new international defence pact, days before the country votes in a federal election. Australia, the United Kingdom and th...

Morrison expects US to ramp up military presence in region as China slams ‘irresponsible’ defence pact

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Scott Morrison has said he expects the US to increase its military presence in the Indo-Pacific, as China warned Australia would end up “hurting” itself with its decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines. Beijing...

What are nuclear-powered submarines, anyway? A guide to Australia’s looming military addition

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced on Thursday morning that Australia would be ripping up its multi-billion dollar contract with the French shipbuilder Naval Group and sign a new deal with the US and UK to ...

US, UK and Australia forge military alliance to counter China

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The US, UK and Australia are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines. The initiative, called Aukus, was announc...

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea, South Korea military says

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North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military has said, two days after the North claimed to have tested a new missile in its first weapons test in six mo...

White House asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards – video

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The White House has confirmed that Trump appointees to military service academy advisory boards, among them former press secretary Sean Spicer and adviser Kellyanne Conway, have been asked to step down or be fired. Du...

Biden asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards

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The White House confirmed on Wednesday that 11 Trump appointees to military service academy advisory boards, among them former press secretary Sean Spicer and adviser Kellyanne Conway, were asked to step down – or be ...

Military doctors shore up exhausted health teams in US south amid Covid surge

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Military doctors and other federal emergency personnel are shoring up exhausted health teams in some parts of the US south where low vaccination rates are fueling the latest Covid-19 crisis. As many hospitals struggle...

Prenatal gene test Nifty under international scrutiny amid links to Chinese military

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Health regulators in five countries are examining a prenatal test that collects the DNA of women and foetuses for research after it emerged the test’s manufacturer has links to China’s military. Some doctors and clini...

Guinea president held in military detention, say army coup leaders

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Guinea’s president, Alpha Condé, is being held in military detention, according to an elite unit of the army who have led a coup condemned by the international community but welcomed by many in Guinea. The coup leader...

Brazil: warning Bolsonaro may be planning military coup amid rallies

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his allies could be preparing to mount a military coup in Brazil, according to an influential group of former presidents, prime ministers and leading public figures on the ...

Canadian jailed in China accused of taking military photos

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Chinese state media have accused the jailed Canadian Michael Spavor of supplying photographs of military equipment to Michael Kovrig in repeated acts of espionage, offering rare details of the allegations against the ...

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