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Pressure on India, China to develop naval arsenals

India focused on preserving its ‘strategic autonomy’ The battle for energy resources in South China Sea and Indian Ocean is persuading India and China to develop their naval arsenals that have a prominent nuclear dimension. Focused on preserving its “strategic autonomy,” India is validating its nuclear deterrent, riding on some

Thai king approves Constitution

Thailand’s junta won approval from the king on Tuesday for an interim Constitution mapping out year-long political reforms expected to curb the influence of fugitive ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra. It was the first time the revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej (86) has granted an audience to coup leader General Prayut

Cancer drug activates hidden HIV virus

Danish researchers have used an anti-cancer medicine to activate HIV hidden in the cells of patients taking anti-HIV drugs, exposing the virus to the immune system and making it susceptible to attack. The results revealed on Tuesday constitute one of the major scientific discoveries hailed at the AIDS 2014 conference