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NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BRUSSELS: NATO foreign ministers were on Thursday (May 19) finalising the alliance’s biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia. 643 more words

Current Affairs

Why Tackle Pads Don't Improve Tackle 'Technique'

Provocative title, right?

Well, I AM a concerned coach.

1. With rugby’s infatuation with tackle pads as a ‘teaching’ tool.

AND

2. With the incredible overuse of the term ‘technique’. 60 more words

Tackle 'Technique'

China is setting the stage for war in the South China Sea

All any nation needs to go to war is a good provocation, and China is no exception.

With its sweeping territorial claims, island-building, militarisation, patriotic fervour, and prickly rhetoric, … 1,546 more words

China

The commander of the Strategic Missile Force notes the increase in the training of personnel of mobile ground missile systems regiments

Moscow. May 19. Interfax-AVN – The level of combat training of the Strategic Missile Forces allows guaranteed to perform any task, said the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev. 220 more words

Russia

EgyptAir plane fell 22,000 feet, swerved sharply: Greek minister

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

ATHENS: An EgyptAir flight lost early Thursday (May 19) over the eastern Mediterranean with 66 people on board fell 22,000 feet and swerved sharply in Egyptian airspace before it disappeared from radar screens, Greece’s defence minister said. 42 more words

Current Affairs

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 19 edition

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Tearful reunion after Chibok girl rescued

Binta Ali hadn’t seen her daughter Amina since she was abducted with more than 200 classmates from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, more than two years ago. 438 more words

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India successfully test fires indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha… 254 more words

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