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Drones Monitor Whale Health In Australia

<p>A water-proof drone is being used by Australian scientists to collect the highly-treasured nasal mucus of migrating whales. The snot is rich with fresh DNA, viruses and bacteria, and is collected by a drone that hovers over the blowholes of …</p>
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Huawei Founder Shrugs Off US Blacklisting Order

<p>The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is dismissing the decision by the United States to blacklist the company on the grounds it poses a threat to U.S. national security.</p><p>In a series of interviews with staterun news outlets Tuesday, …</p>
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Trump Announces Sweeping Immigration Plan

<p>A proposed "fair, modern and legal" overhaul of the American immigration system, which lawmakers from both major U.S. parties contend has little chance of winning congressional approval, was announced Thursday by U.S. President Donald Trump.</p><p>"Random s...
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Hong Kong Lawmakers Brawl Over Extradition Bill

<p>A session Saturday in Hong Kong's legislative assembly about a controversial extradition law ended in a brawl between lawmakers, with one member of the assembly hospitalized.</p><p>Neither the pro-democracy lawmakers nor the pro-Beijing politicians are budg...
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Tsai breaks ground on indigenous submarine facility in Kaohsiung

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen broke ground May 9 on an indigenous submarine production facility in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan.</p><p> </p><p>The government is beefing up national defense capabilities to safeguard cross-strait and regional peace and stability,...
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US Ending Iranian Oil Sanctions Waivers

<p>The United States is tightening its economic sanctions on Iran by ending a set of waivers Thursday that had allowed some of the country's largest oil buyers to continue their purchases.</p><p>With the expiration of waivers for eight buyers, U.S. …</p...
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Tsai meets US senators, vows to deepen security partnership

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen met with a U.S. delegation led by Sens. Chris Coons and Maggie Hassan at the Presidential Office April 28 in Taipei City, pledging to deepen the robust security partnership between the two sides.</p><p> </p><p>Strong security collabor...
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Leaders of Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protests Sentenced

<p>HONG KONG A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses.</p><p></p><p>One other defendant, Tanya Chan, ...
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Tsai vows to keep strengthening Hakka culture, ethnic diversity in Taiwan

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen said April 20 that the government is making significant progress in strengthening Hakka culture and ethnic diversity in Taiwan.</p><p> </p><p>It remains a top priority of the government to keep revitalizing Hakka culture while safegua...
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