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India, Australia strengthen defence ties as China tensions loom

India, Australia strengthen defence ties as China tensions loom

India and Australia strengthened defence ties Thursday, including sealing a pact to boost military logistics support and maritime cooperation, as both nations experience heightened tensions with regional superpower China.In a virtual summit held online as the

Record virus deaths in Brazil, Mexico spur defence efforts

Record virus deaths in Brazil, Mexico spur defence efforts

Brazil and Mexico reported record daily coronavirus death tolls as governments in Latin America battled to fortify defenses against the accelerating pandemic with fresh lockdown orders and curfews.European nations are emerging from months of devastation with s

Bird may have caused Canada air force aerobatics plane to crash

Bird may have caused Canada air force aerobatics plane to crash

A bird may have caused a plane from an elite Canadian air force aerobatics team to crash, resulting in the death of one team member and injury to another, the defence department said Monday.The aircraft -- part of the team known as the Snowbirds -- crashed int

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president's handling of the pandemic that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.Trump has led the push for hydroxychloroquine as a poten

Kaepernick's girlfriend blasts NFL for 'retired' tag

Kaepernick's girlfriend blasts NFL for 'retired' tag

The girlfriend of exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed to his defence on Saturday after the league listed his status as "retired" on its website.Nessa Diab complained about the designation in a social media post, saying that the 32-year-old former

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country's 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday.He is believed to have died around August 2000, "based on the conclusive identification of Bizimana's r