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Chinese dreams in a new age of strongman politics :-: abc net

ABC .net Through the first five years of Chinese President Xi Jinping's rule, one political slogan has stood above the rest. "The China Dream" is immortalised on billboards, street banners, television ads and on government websites. Moviegoers cannot watch a film without first seeing an ad featuring Jackie Chan and other stars reciting propaganda lines about the
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Spanish F18 fighter jet crashes after takeoff in Madrid, pilot condition unknown – Defense Ministry :-: RT

RT Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 09:50 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 09:54 An F18 fighter jet has crashed at the Torrejon military base outside Madrid, according to the Spanish Defense Ministry. The incident occurred during take-off maneuvers shortly after 11am local time Tuesday. The ministry spokesperson declined to comment on the extent of the damage or whether the
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Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters :-: abc net

ABC .net External Link: Iraqi government forces capture the city of KirkukRelated Story: Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds after independence vote They may be allies in the war against the Islamic State (IS) group, but yesterday Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters turned their weapons towards one another. The clash began when Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk, a
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Sections of Western Wall, Roman theater unseen for 1,700yrs uncovered in Jerusalem (PHOTOS) :-: RT

RT Archaeologists have discovered an eight-meter-high section of the Western Wall and a subterranean Roman theater, which haven’t been seen by human eyes for almost two millennia. The Israel Antiquity Authority announced the discovery on Monday following a two-year excavation of the site. “From a research perspective, this is a sensational find,” archaeologist Joe