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By Andrew deGrandpre in Washington Post, August 22 at 11:23 AM
(Andrew deGrandpre is a staff writer at The Washington Post. Previously, he spent more than 11 years as an editor and reporter for Military Times).
President Trump delivered a sharp warning to Pakistan on Monday, saying he intends to hold its leaders to account for harboring militant groups responsible for perpetuating instability across the border in Afghanistan.
During a prime-time address to the nation, Trump said the United States would once more accelerate its longest military mission and bring renewed focus to …

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By Xie Yu in South China Morning Post, Aug 23, 2017
China’s latest mixed-ownership reform of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) isn’t to promote privatisation of the state-owned economy.
It is the opposite.
The current drive aims to reinforce state control over the biggest companies not only by bringing private capital into the fold, but also to indoctrinate private entrepreneurs with the Communist Party’s dictated way of investments, analysts said.
“Private sector firms have been given clear “rules of the road” about how to deploy their capital – less leveraged investments in speculative overseas assets; …

China »

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By Deng Xiaoci and Yang Sheng in Global Times Published: 2017/8/22 23:28:39
China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier is very likely to start its first sea trials in autumn, as its manufacturer announced that it will present key achievements as a tribute to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp (DSIC) of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), the manufacturer of the Type 001A, posted details of a meeting on its website on August 18.
Hu Wenming, the head and Party chief of the CSIC …

Bangladesh »

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Report in The daily star, Aug 23, 2017
The High Court yesterday upheld the death penalty of 15, including three ex-Rab officials and expelled Awami League leader Nur Hossain, for their involvement in conspiracy, abduction and killing of seven Narayanganj men in 2014.
The court, however, commuted the capital punishment of 11 others to life imprisonment. It fined them Tk 20,000 each, in default of which they have to spend two more years in prison.
The HC bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam also upheld the jail terms …