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Japan PM wants more defence ties with US, Australia Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that he wanted deeper defence ties with the United States and Australia to ensure peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region, in remarks likely to irk Beijing. Abe outlined his vision for expanded military cooperation ahead of this weekend’s Group of 20 leaders’ summit, which is being hosted in Brisbane by Japan’s “best friend” Australia. “As the United States is the most important ally for Japan and Australia, I am determined to expand trilateral cooperation between the three countries, to realise a peaceful, secure and prosperous future for the Asia-Pacific region,” he said in an op-ed article for the Australian Financial Review. “I also hope that our countries will work closely together to support the resolution of global issues.” Abe is expected to take part in a three-way meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 s…
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PM modi: Replace outdated and unsafe military equipment15112014Dear Naresh, ‘Friends of the Army’ feel old Army equipment has caused the death of several soldiers over the years. They are asking the Prime Minister of India to immediately replace outdated and unsafe military equipment, specially the Cheetah helicopters which killed three soldiers last month. PM modi: Replace outdated and unsafe military equipment that endangers the lives of our soldiersFriends of the Army 
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International news14112014 Russian troops ‘have not crossed Ukraine border’ Russian troops have not crossed the Ukrainian border, Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said Thursday. The Russian diplomats are examining a report by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on the issue, he said, as cited by RIA Novosti. “There have been no troops or any military crossing the border,” he said, adding that “there is no presence of the Russian military on the Ukrainian territory.” ESA’s Philae probe working on comet as hours left on battery Europe’s Philae probe was conducting experiments Friday on a comet 510 million km from Earth with just hours of onboard battery life left, AFP reported. It landed at an angle with one leg dangling, likely in a crevice shadowed from battery-boosting sunlight. The robot lab stayed for the second day on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is racing towards the Sun at 18 km per second. Philae landed on the comet after a …