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As Doklam standoff ends, China says it will strengthen patrols along the border

China’s defence ministry said on Thursday it will beef up patrols along a disputed stretch of the border in Doklam sector near Sikkim but also “adjust” troop deployments after ending a more than two-month standoff with India. Indian and Chinese troops had confronted each other on Doklam plateau, near the borders of India, its ally Bhutan and China,… Read More »

Earthquake near Turkmenistan border kills two, injures hundreds in Iran: State media

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s border with Turkmenistan killed two people, injured hundreds and caused widespread damage, state media reported on Sunday, citing the country’s seismological centre. The quake, which struck at 1800 GMT Saturday in and around the city of Bojnurd, North Khorasan province, killed a 54-year-old woman and a teenage girl, ISNA news agency reported.… Read More »

Donald Trump would ‘cut off cash to Mexico’ to pay for border wall

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump has said he would stop cash sent home by Mexicans based in the US, until the country pays for a border wall. The prospect of losing a vital source of income would force Mexico into a “one-time payment” of $5-10bn (£3.5-7bn), says Mr Trump. But US President Barack Obama said the plan… Read More »