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China urges India seat on UN Security Council

Behind the ceremony, Indo-China relations remain strong.

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World Notes: Haiti, Cuba, Bolivia, China, Nigeria, Turkey

News clips from Cuba, Haiti, Bolivia, Switzerland, Nigeria, China, Turkey.

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China, India and U.S. role: Afghanistan and beyond

Concerned about Afghanistan? Then pay attention to one of the world's most unlikely potential hotspots, tucked into the folds of the Himalayas, where two huge Asian nations have been facing off.

The U.S. and the world

The world, it is generally acknowledged, has been torn loose from the old moorings that for decades structured life for billions of people.

World Notes: Bulgaria, Romania, Africa, Israel, Nicaragua, China, Cuba

Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Army weekly, reported last month that two new U.S. military bases are under construction in Bulgaria and Romania at costs respectively of $60 and $50 million.

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India-China dispute? Says who

A section of media in India and abroad have hyped the border dispute between India and China these days.

WORLDNOTES – Iraq, Canada, Italy, Chile, China, and Cuba

On Aug. 17, the Nouri al-Maliki government expressed backing for a national referendum next January on the U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) reached late last year. U.S. officials were caught unawares, according to the Washington Post, because the Parliament had failed so far to implement the referendum that lawmakers had advanced as a condition for supporting the SOFA.

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