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EAST ASIA

White House, Clarifying Biden Remark, Says Taiwan Policy Hasnt Changed [Video]

The president, asked if the U.S. would come to Taiwans defense if China attacked, had said: “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

What Is a Prop Gun and How Can It Fire Deadly Shots [Video]

The use of prop weapons by film and TV productions is in focus after the accident on a New Mexico set killed one filmmaker and injured another.

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Tributes Pour In for Halyna Hutchins, Cinematographer Killed by Prop Gun Fired by Alec Baldwin [Video]

The Ukrainian-born 42-year-old, who was shot with a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin on a New Mexico film set, was rising to the upper ranks of her male-dominated field.

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SOUTH ASIA

U.S., Allies Try to Move Beyond Disputes Over Afghanistan, Submarine Contract [Video]

NATO defense ministers agreed to a new plan to defend Europe in case of a Russian attack and sought to ease tensions over Europes efforts to equip itself for more independent military action.

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EAST ASIA

Service-Sector Strength Aids Global Growth [Video]

Supply-chain bottlenecks persist, but an easing of the Delta variant of Covid-19 has boosted growth in the U.S., Japan and Australia.

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EAST ASIA

The Monetary Bathtub Is Overflowing [Video]

Many economists say inflation is transitory. It will be persistent.

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SOUTH ASIA

India Hits One Billion Covid-19 Vaccines Administered [Video]

The milestone in a once-faltering inoculation campaign signals India could begin allowing more vaccine exports to developing countries soon.

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EAST ASIA

South Korea Launches First Homegrown Rocket and Satellite Into Space [Video]

The technology could help expand Seouls military satellite surveillance of Kim Jong Uns regime to the north amid heightened tensions.

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EAST ASIA

China Takes the Brakes Off Coal Production to Tackle Power Shortage [Video]

The nation has ordered all coal mines to operate at full capacity, issued approvals for new mines and ordered major coal production bases in north and northwestern China to lower prices.

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EAST ASIA

Jack Ma Leaves China for the First Time Since Regulatory Woes Began [Video]

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is traveling outside of China for the first time since his business empire came under regulatory scrutiny about a year ago, according to people familiar with the matter.