World News Update 30/07/2018

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China's invasion of Taiwan has already begun

China's invasion of the "renegade province" of Taiwan has already begun. Of course, not a physical assault by military forces - not yet, at least - but rather a campaign of psychological and diplomatic pressure against Taiwan that has seriously intensified in recent months....read more

US preparing for regime change and war against Iran

Just days after President Donald Trump publicly threatened Iran with “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” his National Security Adviser John Bolton held a top-level meeting to discuss US plans to confront Iran....read more

Pregnant goat dead after ‘gang rape’

Officials in Maroda, India, are investigating the gang rape and death of a pregnant goat. The goat’s owner told police that up to eight “drug addicts and alcoholics” stole the animal from him before taking it to a deserted house in the village, where it was later found dead....read more

Porn star Mia Khalifa’s breast deflated by hockey puck

A former porn actress says she will require surgery to restore a breast implant struck and damaged by a hockey puck....read more

Union leader Mike Treen detained by Israeli military

Unite union national director Mike Treen has been detained by the Israeli military in international waters, his union says.....read more

Myanmar Floods Force More Than 100,000 to Flee Homes

Monsoon floods in Myanmar have killed at least 11 people and forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes, government officials said on Monday, as rescue workers ferried stranded residents to safety by boat....read more

Civilian helicopter crash-lands at Beijing carpark

A civilian helicopter being lifted by a crane after it crash-landed at a carpark in Beijing's Chaoyang district yesterday morning. Four people on board suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital. No one on the ground was injured as the pilot managed to steer the aircraft away from crowded areas, said the state-run Beijing Youth Daily. American aerospace manufacturer Bell Helicopter said the helicopter was a Bell 429 owned by Reignwood Star Aviation. An investigation into the incident is under way....read more

Pompeo: ‘Free and Open Trade’ with America Is Better than China’s Debt Imperialism

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
told the Indo-Pacific Business Forum on Monday that business engagement and “free and open” trade are major elements of the Trump administration’s strategic vision for the region.....read more

Japan withdraws Patriot missiles as North Korea tensions cool

TOKYO -- The sustained lull in North Korean missile launches this year prompted Japanese defense officials on Monday to start withdrawing ballistic missile interceptors deployed in 2017....read more

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