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THE CHINESE-RUSSIAN SOUTH CHINA SEA NAVAL EXERCISES: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY DID IT MATTER?
From September 12 to 19, the Chinese and Russian navies conducted their largest ever bilateral combat exercises. “Joint Sea Exercise 2016” wasn’t just noteworthy for its size, but also its location: the South China Sea. In addition to having large swathes of its waters contested by Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam, the South China Sea is also a flashpoint in Sino-American relations.
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Lifting the Veil
Malaysia Says 2 More Pieces of Debris Are ‘Almost Certainly’ From Flight 370
Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five.
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Plane Debris Found in Africa Could Be the Second Recovered Piece of MH370
CNN reports that a piece of plane wreckage found off Mozambique in southeastern Africa likely belongs to lost plane Malaysia Airlines 370.
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Palm Oil Is In Everything — And It’s Destroying Southeast Asia’s Forests
It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. Into the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center on the island of Borneo rushed a rescue worker cradling a tiny bundle in his arms.
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TRADE DEAL SNARED IN SLAVERY SCANDAL
President Barack Obama’s push for legislation that would enable the U.S. to strike a major trade deal with 11 other countries has gotten tangled in a debate over Malaysia’s record on slave labor, throwing up a last-minute legislative obstacle.