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* Maldives’ new President promises to reset India ties

Nov 18 (Hindu) Promising a host of people-focussed policies and a foreign policy formulated on the basis of human rights, democracy and climate diplomacy, the Maldives’s new President, Ibrahim Solih, sought to turn a new page in the country’s politics at a glittering inaugural ceremony.
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* US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

Nov 18 (BBC) The US says it will join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China's growing influence. Vice-President Mike Pence said the three countries would work together on the facility on Manus Island.
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* California wildfires: More than 1,000 believed missing

Nov 17 (BBC) More than 1,000 people have been reported missing in a California wildfire which has destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 71, local officials have said. The death toll rose from 63 on Friday, eight days after the Camp Fire broke out in northern California.
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* No 'final conclusion' on Jamal Khashoggi murder: US

Nov 18 (NIE) WASHINGTON- Asserting that it was determined to "hold all those responsible" for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, the United States has said that reports indicating that it had made a final conclusion on the matter were inaccurate.
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* Imran Khan says Pakistan elite transferred national wealth abroad through money laundering

Nov 17 (NIE) Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that the Pakistani elite was involved in transferring national wealth abroad through money laundering, in a veiled attack on ousted premier Nawaz Sharif.
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* India tiger cubs 'may become man-eaters'

Nov 17 (BBC) Indian forest officials are trying to capture two orphaned tiger cubs amid fears they may become man-eaters, authorities have told the BBC. It is believed their mother, who was shot dead in the state of Maharashtra after a major hunt this month, had killed 13 people.
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