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Trump’s power daughter Ivanka strikes a nerve

WASHINGTON: She is the powerful, glamorous first daughter, a woman even liberals hoped would be a moderating influence on her presidential father. Today, the reputation of divisive White House figure…

Mattis accuses Beijing of South China Sea ‘intimidation, coercion’

SINGAPORE: China’s military build-up in the South China Sea and its deployment of high-end weapons systems in the disputed waters is designed to intimidate and coerce neighbors, US Defense Secretary…

In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

SREKOR, Cambodia: Nat Sota worries about the spirits of her ancestors. They have been lying in watery graves since Cambodia’s newest hydroelectric dam flooded her village of Srekor, and with…

The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

RAWALPINDI: Lal Hussain saunters through Rawalpindi’s empty streets at 1:00 am shattering the silence with syncopated drum beats, awakening startled Pakistanis so they can sleepily eat one last meal before the…