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Indian warships reach Manila as part of deployment to South China Sea

IndiaTimes Monday, 20 May 2024
Guided-missile destroyer INS Delhi, fleet tanker INS Shakti and anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan, under the command of Eastern Fleet chief Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, docked at Manila on Sunday after similar goodwill visits to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in the region. The visit comes soon after India began deliveries of three anti-ship coastal batteries of the 290-km BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines last month.
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DRAMATIC! Chinese Troops Armed With Axes, Knives, Attack Filipino Navy Boats In South China Sea [Video]

DRAMATIC! Chinese Troops Armed With Axes, Knives, Attack Filipino Navy Boats In South China Sea

The Armed Forces of the Philippines have released new footage showing Chinese coast guard sailors brandishing knives, an axe, and other weapons in a recent clash with Philippine naval vessels near the strategic Ayungin Shoal in the South China Sea. The confrontation occurred as Philippine forces attempted a critical resupply mission to marines stationed on the derelict warship BRP Sierra Madre. #SouthChinaSea #China #ChineseCoastGuardAttackPhilippinesVessel #ViralVideo #ChinaAttacksPhilippinesBoat #Philippines #NavalClash #MaritimeDispute #ChineseCoastGuard #FilipinoNavy #TensionsRising #GeopoliticalConflict #TerritorialClaims #BRPSierraMadre #AyunginShoal #MilitaryAggression #InternationalWaters #SecurityCrisis ~HT.178~PR.152~ED.101~GR.125~

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WATCH: Tensions escalate in South China Sea as China clashes with Philippines [Video]

WATCH: Tensions escalate in South China Sea as China clashes with Philippines

Chinese personnel repeatedly rammed and boarded two Philippine navy boats to prevent them from delivering supplies to an outpost on Second Thomas Shoal, claimed by both nations.

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Filipino soldiers fight off 'armed' Chinese coastguard with 'bare hands'

Filipino soldiers used their "bare hands" to fight off armed Chinese coastguard in the disputed South China Sea, a Philippine military chief has said.
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China Blames Philippines For Ship Collision In South China Sea, Manila Denies The Accusation [Video]

China Blames Philippines For Ship Collision In South China Sea, Manila Denies The Accusation

A significant maritime incident occurred on Monday, intensifying tensions between China and the Philippines. A collision between a Chinese Coast Guard vessel and a Philippine navy boat has led to conflicting narratives from the two nations, highlighting the ongoing territorial disputes in the region. The collision took place as the Philippine naval vessel attempted a resupply run to the BRP Sierra Madre, an antiquated tank landing vessel grounded intentionally on the Second Thomas Shoal since 1999. This vessel, originally constructed for the US Navy during World War II, now serves as a critical outpost for the Philippine military. #SouthChinaSea #MaritimeDispute #Philippines #China #ShipCollision #TerritorialConflict #BRPSierraMadre #SecondThomasShoal #CoastGuard #Navy #Geopolitics #RegionalTensions #InternationalRelations #FreedomOfNavigation #SouthEastAsia ~PR.152~ED.194~GR.125~HT.96~

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Manila Manila Capital of the Philippines

Kuwait Building Fire: Three Arrests Made By Kuwaiti Authorities In The Tragic Fire Incident [Video]

Kuwait Building Fire: Three Arrests Made By Kuwaiti Authorities In The Tragic Fire Incident

Kuwaiti authorities have detained three individuals on suspicion of manslaughter following a devastating fire that killed dozens of Indian migrant workers and plunged their families and friends into mourning. The blaze, which broke out around dawn on Wednesday in the Mangaf area, also claimed the lives of three Filipinos among the 50 dead, according to officials in Manila. The six-storey building, heavily populated with migrant labourers, was engulfed in black smoke as the fire swept through the ground floor. Most of Kuwait's population of over four million comprises foreigners, many from South and Southeast Asia working in construction and service industries. ~HT.97~PR.152~ED.194~

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Escalating Tensions in the South China Sea: Philippines Deploys Ships Amidst Dispute [Video]

Escalating Tensions in the South China Sea: Philippines Deploys Ships Amidst Dispute

Amidst escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the Philippines has taken a decisive step, deploying ships to a disputed area where it alleges China is constructing an artificial island. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr's office issued a statement confirming the deployment, emphasising the need to monitor what it termed as "supposed illegal activities" by China. Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Jay Tarriela corroborated these claims, citing evidence of small-scale reclamation at the Sabina Shoal, known as Escoda by Manila. Despite these assertions, the Chinese embassy in Manila has yet to respond, potentially exacerbating bilateral rifts. The Philippine national security adviser has even called for the expulsion of Chinese diplomats over an alleged leak regarding a phone conversation about the maritime dispute. #SouthChinaSea #Philippines #China #Tensions #Escalation #MaritimeDispute #TerritorialConflict #MilitaryDeployment #DiplomaticRelations #Geopolitics #NavalPresence #RegionalSecurity #InternationalRelations #ForeignPolicy #ConflictResolution ~HT.97~PR.152~ED.103~

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Singapore Singapore City-state in maritime Southeast Asia

Singapore continues rush to clean up oil slick after boat hits stationary fuel supply ship [Video]

Singapore continues rush to clean up oil slick after boat hits stationary fuel supply ship

Authorities in the popular resort island of Sentosa, Singapore commenced the clean-up after an oil spill caused by a dredger boat that hit a stationary cargo tanker on Friday, blackened part of Singapore’s southern coastline.

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Boat 'lost control' and hit tanker causing oil spill and beaches to shut

An oil spill has blackened parts of Singapore's southern shores, forcing popular beaches to close.
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Injured Passengers on Turbulent Singapore Airlines Flight Offered Compensation [Video]

Injured Passengers on Turbulent Singapore Airlines Flight Offered Compensation

Injured Passengers on Turbulent , Singapore Airlines Flight, Offered Compensation. 'Time' reports that Singapore Airlines has greed to compensate passengers on a deadly flight that hit extreme turbulence last month. The incident on the Boeing 777, which was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew, resulted in the death of one passenger and injuries sustained by dozens of others. The flight ran into unexpected strong turbulence on the way from London to Singapore, throwing both people and items around the cabin. One man, a 73-year-old British man, is believed to have died from a heart attack, while dozens of others suffered injuries that included spinal and brain damage. 'Time' reports that nineteen people remain hospitalized in Bangkok, where the flight was diverted following the incident. According to officials, the incident occurred while meals were being served, meaning that many passengers were not wearing their seat belts. Passengers with minor injuries have been offered $10,000 in compensation from the airline. . For those who sustained more serious injuries from the incident, we have invited them to discuss a compensation offer to meet each of their specific circumstances when they feel well and ready to do so, Singapore Airline statement, via 'Time'. All passengers on the flight will receive full refunds, in addition to delay compensation, which is required by European Union and U.K. regulations. A preliminary investigation by Singapore’s Transport Ministry revealed that the jet dropped 178 feet in less than one second, though it remains unclear what caused the turbulence

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Ukraine's Zelensky on Middle East War: ‘Israel Has Right To Defend Itself From Hamas But…’ [Video]

Ukraine's Zelensky on Middle East War: ‘Israel Has Right To Defend Itself From Hamas But…’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to exert pressure on Israel to halt the ongoing conflict in Gaza, as he addressed the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore on Sunday. The visit comes nearly eight months into the protracted Israel-Hamas war. In his speech, Zelensky affirmed Israel's right to self-defence against "Hamas terrorists" while expressing deep concerns about the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza, which has been under heavy assault by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). #Zelensky #Ukraine #Israel #Palestine #GazaAid #HumanitarianCrisis #MiddleEastConflict #PeaceEfforts #GazaRelief #UkraineSupportsPeace #TwoStateSolution #Diplomacy #HumanRights #ConflictResolution #InternationalLaw ~HT.178~PR.152~ED.155~GR.121~

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Malaysia Malaysia Country in Southeast Asia

ANC must 'trust young people' and 'follow Malaysian example of economic stimulation from bottom up' [Video]

ANC must 'trust young people' and 'follow Malaysian example of economic stimulation from bottom up'

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Malaysia: Boycott campaigns hit dozens of brands accused of supporting Israel [Video]

Malaysia: Boycott campaigns hit dozens of brands accused of supporting Israel

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Watch: Malaysian scientists save marine mammals by listening to the sounds of the sea [Video]

Watch: Malaysian scientists save marine mammals by listening to the sounds of the sea

Scientists at MareCet Research Organisation listen carefully as the sea shares secrets about marine conservation

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McDonald's Posts Disappointing Q1 Results Amid Ongoing Boycotts [Video]

McDonald's Posts Disappointing Q1 Results Amid Ongoing Boycotts

McDonald's Posts , Disappointing Q1 Results , Amid Ongoing Boycotts. 'The Independent' reports that McDonald's posted weaker- than-expected results in the first quarter of 2024, as a result of a boycott over the company's perceived support for Israel. . 'The Independent' reports that McDonald's posted weaker- than-expected results in the first quarter of 2024, as a result of a boycott over the company's perceived support for Israel. . According to McDonald's, higher sales in the United States helped the fast-food giant overcome weakness in markets where the brand is being boycotted. According to McDonald's, higher sales in the United States helped the fast-food giant overcome weakness in markets where the brand is being boycotted. The company saw same-store sales rise by 1.9% worldwide between January and March, below the Wall Street forecast of 2.1%. Increased menu pricing and delivery demand saw same-store sales in the U.S. increase by 2.5%. In international markets, sales fell by 0.2% for the first time since 2020. Despite this, McDonald's said the company's revenue increased 5% to reach $6.17 billion, while net income went up 7% to $1.93 billion, in-line with Wall Street estimates. 'The Independent' reports that Muslim-majority markets like Indonesia, Malaysia and the Middle East have been boycotting McDonald's for months. The boycotts started after a McDonald's franchise in Israel announced in October that it would provide free meals for Israeli troops amid the ongoing war in Gaza. In the months since then, the company has tried to limit the fallout by taking over all 225 McDonald's in the country with the purchase of Alyonal Limited, its Israeli franchise. Our hearts remain with the communities and families impacted by the war in the Middle East. We abhor violence of any kind and firmly stand against hate speech, and we will always proudly open our doors to everyone, McDonald's statement, via 'The Indepndent'. Our hearts remain with the communities and families impacted by the war in the Middle East. We abhor violence of any kind and firmly stand against hate speech, and we will always proudly open our doors to everyone, McDonald's statement, via 'The Indepndent'

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Philippines Philippines Country in Southeast Asia

5 Surprising Facts About Selfies [Video]

5 Surprising Facts About Selfies

5 , Surprising Facts About Selfies. Everyone loves a good selfie, so in celebration of National Selfie Day, , here are five facts about everyone's favorite pastime. 1, According to Selfiecity, a research project conducted by OFFC, women take more selfies than men. 2. , ‘Time’ found that Makati City, Philippines, is the selfie capital of the world. 3. , Selfies may seem like a modern trend, but actually date back to 1524 when artist Parmigianino painted his own reflection in "Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror.". 4. , ‘Selfie’ was the word of the year in 2013 after its usage increased by 17,000 percent in that year alone. 5. , The average age of selfie-takers is 23.6, though preteens are rapidly gaining on millennials

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