Asia, Middle East, U. S. News Briefs to be read in two minutes or less.
- U. S. destroyer sails near disputed China Sea islands.
- China warns of U. S. warship’s infringement of sovereignty.
- Russia supports Chinese allegation of sovereignty breach
- North Korea to sends 22 athletes to Olympics, 100 cheerleaders.
- Doubts arise Bangladesh can relocate 640,000 Rohingya by 2020.
- Rare animal trafficker ‘King Pin’ arrested in Thailand.
- Gunmen attack the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul.
- Five deaths reported, hotel fired, 158 escape, two gunmen killed.
- Two Indonesians hostages released by ISIS on Mindanao.
- Philippine army classes with Muslim insurgents in Marowi.
- Four killed in India-Pakistan border incident.
- Turkey begins military operations against Syrian Kurds.
- Turkey airforce strikes 95% of Kurdish ‘terrorist’ camps in Syria.
- Tolerson meets with Al Sisi and states U. S. open to 2 state solution.
- Trump will not begin dreamer negotiation until shutdown is over.
- Thousand of women march in Washington against Trump policies.
- Close down budget battle sparks Congressional blame game.
- U. S. crude oil production overtakes Saudi production for first time.
(News taken from Channelnewsasia, BBC, France 24, RC, and CNN)
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