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US to sell arms to Taiwan despite Chinese opposition

The Obama administration has announced a $1.83bn (£1.22bn) arms sale to Taiwan in a deal that has antagonized China. The US said the deal was consistent with its “long-standing policy on arms sales to Taiwan”.

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A family of Egyptian asylum-seekers whose children got stuck in foster care gave University of California, Irvine senior Mary Sargious a $10,000 idea.

China upset over India-Japan agreement on South China Sea

Beijing: China expressed dissatisfaction on Monday over India-Japan agreement concerning the freedom of navigation in South China Sea. The agreement was signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to New Delhi.

Beijing’s sash politics forces Taiwanese beauty queen out of international pageant

Beijing’s sash politics forces Taiwanese beauty queen out of international pageant

DHARAMSALA, Nov 24: In the latest incident of China using its pressure tactics at international events to toe its line, Taiwanese representative at Miss Earth 2015 has been kicked out of the pageant for refusing to replace her original sash that read ‘Miss Taiwan ROC’ to one that reads ‘Miss Chinese Taipei’.

US President Obama and China's President Xi Hold a Joint Press Conference, Source: Screenshot from White House video.

Obama urges Xi to address Tibet issue at joint press conference

DHARAMSALA, Sep 28: President Barack Obama has urged Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on his first state visit the US, to engage in dialogue with the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his representatives to resolve the issue of Tibet at a joint press conference held at the White House Rose Garden on Sep 25.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, addresses a U.S.-China business roundtable, comprised of U.S. and Chinese CEOs on September 23, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. The Paulson Institute, in partnership with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, co-hosted the event.

Chinese President Xi begins US visit by meeting top business leaders in Seattle

DHARAMSALA, Sep 24: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday assured top US and Chinese business leaders his commitment to make it easier for foreign companies to do business in China.

Actor Richard Gere delivers a speech as he receives the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the opening ceremony of the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 3, 2015 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Richard Gere pays tribute to His Holiness at 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival

DHARAMSALA, Jul 4: Hollywood star Richard Gere paid tribute to the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and lauded Czech Republic’s former president Vaclav Havel for having met the Tibetan leader when many other political leaders refrained from doing so for fear of upsetting China.

‘International Buddha Poornima Diwas Celebration 2015’ to be held in New Delhi

DHARAMSALA, Apr 30: A historic international event will be held in New Delhi on May 4 to celebrate this year’s ‘Buddha Poornima’, recognized as one of the most important religious festivals by Buddhists across the world.

The cover of the upcoming "survivors" edition of the French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo."(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Charlie Hebdo defies attackers with yet another cartoon of Prophet Mohammed

DHARAMSALA, Jan 13: The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo whose editor and 11 other members were brutally massacred last week defied the attackers by putting a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed on the cover of its next publication.

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi announced joint winners of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi announced joint winners of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

DHARAMSALA, Oct 10: The Norwegian Nobel Committee today made the announcement that the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.