South China Sea

Iraq's political crisis intensifies; US to increase Navy presence in Australia; Indonesia to wade into South China Sea dispute; Liberia to receive experimental ebola drug; Russia sends aid convoy to Ukraine; and more

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Iraq Nominates Shia Leader to Replace Nouri al-Mal

Egypt brokers brief cease-fire in Gaza; China refuses to suspend development in South China Sea; Armenia and Azerbaijan pledge $200 million to fight ebola; and more 

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Seventy-Two Hour Cease-Fire Initiated in Gaza

Pro-Russia separatists claim victory in referendums calling for greater autonomy for two Ukrainian states; ASEAN refrains from criticising China over South China Sea clashes; Thai protest leader calls for interim prime minister to be replaced; Boko Haram release video claimed to be abducted girls; Indians vote in final phase of election; and more 

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Pro-Russia Separatists Declare Referendum Victory

John Kerry and Benjamin Netanyahu meet in attempt to salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks; US accuses China of "provocation" in South China Sea; pro-government majority expected in Thailand's Senate election; and more 

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U.S., Israel Meet to Salvage Mideast Peace Talks

Iran promises to reveal location of detonators; US blames China for rising tensions in South China Sea; North Korea withdraws invitation for US envoy to visit the country to discuss detained missionary; Russian police kill Islamist militants in North Caucasus; Homs siege overshadows Syria peace talks in Geneva; and more

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Iran Pledges New Cooperat