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Japan participates in ‘Garuda Shield’ military exercises for the first time

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) – Japanese forces will participate in military exercises in Indonesia for the first time next month alongside the United States and Australia, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday after talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Japan’s involvement comes as Washington and its regional allies step up their efforts to …

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US-China tensions, shocking Kiribati withdrawal overshadows Pacific leaders’ meeting

SUVA, Fiji, July 11 (Reuters) – Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island of Kiribati, overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji Monday for the first in-person summit in three year. During the four-day meeting, leaders of the Pacific islands will discuss how to …

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Floods in Australia worsen as thousands of people flee Sydney’s homes

Rains likely to abate soon in Sydney, head north 50,000 residents of NSW to be evacuated Some places get a year of rain in three days SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rain continued to plague Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, exacerbating Sydney’s flood crisis as thousands more residents were ordered to evacuate their homes …

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Tens of thousands of Sydney residents had to evacuate as rain flooded suburbs

An emergency crew rescues two ponies from a flooded area in Milperra, the metropolitan area of ​​Sydney, Australia July 3, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from a handout video. NSW State Emergency Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New …

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Floods hit South East Australia, forcing evacuations

MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of residents were ordered Sunday to evacuate southwestern Australia, Australia’s largest city, with torrential rains and damaging winds pounding the east coast and flooding expected to be worse than those region in the past year. Heavy rain and overflowing dams and rivers combined to cause flash flooding and landslides …

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Prince Charles Expresses His Grief Over Slavery in Commonwealth Speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali . summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of ‘reinventing’ the Commonwealth Members vote for Patricia Scotland as sec-gen. to keep KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep grief over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday, acknowledging that …

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