Military expenditure falls – but Russia and China buck trend – Telegraph.co.uk


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Military expenditure falls – but Russia and China buck trend
Telegraph.co.uk
China and Russia were the major countries to buck the trend of a worldwide decrease in defence outlays, the first for 14 years. They increased spending 7.8 per cent (£7.5 billion) and 16 per cent (£8 billion) respectively last year, compared to 2011. Austerity
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New China bird flu death, UN concerned about spread – Reuters


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New China bird flu death, UN concerned about spread
Reuters
BEIJING/BANGKOK, April 11 | Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:15am EDT. BEIJING/BANGKOK, April 11 (Reuters) – Another person died from a new strain of bird flu in China on Thursday, state media said, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the H7N9 virus, as a
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North Korea closes China border to tourists – Sydney Morning Herald


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North Korea closes China border to tourists
Sydney Morning Herald
The biggest border crossing between North Korea and China has been closed to tourist groups, a Chinese official says, as nuclear tensions mounted, but business travel was allowed to continue. "Travel agencies are not allowed to take tourist groups to go
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