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By 2020, China Could Have Hypersonic Missiles to Sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers

By 2020, China Could Have Hypersonic Missiles to Sink U.S. Aircraft CarriersIn November, China tested what may become the world’s first operational hypersonic weapon. While Chinese progress in this area surprises no one, the first operational deployment of the weapon will add another weapon to China’s growing antiaccess toolkit, posing a dilemma for U.S. military planners in the Pacific. Over the past decade China has conducted several tests of potential hypersonic weapons.



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UAE's, Saudi carriers to suspend flights to Qatar

UAE's, Saudi carriers to suspend flights to QatarUAE and Saudi carriers said Monday they are suspending flights to Qatar after their countries announced a cut in ties with Doha, in an unprecedented regional crisis. Abu Dhabi’s Etihad and Dubai’s Emirates airlines said flights would stop on Tuesday, after the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain said they would cut all air, land and sea links with Qatar within 24 hours.



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Japan's military begins major drill with U.S. carriers watching North Korea

Japan's military begins major drill with U.S. carriers watching North KoreaJapan’s navy and air force began a three-day military exercise with two U.S. aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan on Thursday adding pressure on North Korea to halt an accelerating ballistic missile program. Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force has sent two ships, including one of its four helicopter carriers, the Hyuga, to join the U.S carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson, and their eight escort ships, Japan’s military said in a release.



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Two U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Now Prowling the Pacific

Two U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Now Prowling the PacificUSS Ronald Reagan puts to sea.



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Los Angeles tops list of dog attacks on mail carriers

Los Angeles tops list of dog attacks on mail carriersDog attacks on postal workers jumped more than 200 in one year, from 6,549 in 2015 to 6,755 in 2016.



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US lawmakers roll back privacy rules for internet carriers

US lawmakers roll back privacy rules for internet carriersUS lawmakers voted Tuesday to roll back rules that would block internet service providers from selling user data to third parties, following a heated debate over privacy protections. The House of Representatives voted 215-205 to overturn the Federal Communications Commission rule, following last week’s 50-48 vote in the Senate. The move followed a fierce debate over digital privacy protections over the rule that would have required service providers to get permission before selling customer data to third parties.



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Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriersBy Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) – Qatar Airways’ chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.



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China airline sued for rejecting HIV carriers: report

File photo taken in July 2005 shows a Spring Airlines jet at Shanghai's Hongqiao airportTwo HIV-positive passengers and a friend are suing a Chinese airline for refusing to let them on board, in the country's first such lawsuit, state media reported Friday. The pair planned to travel from Shenyang in the northeast to Shijiazhuang, south of Beijing, but were barred from the Spring Airlines plane after they informed staff of their status, the Global Times said. All three sued the budget airline, accusing it of discrimination and demanding an apology as well as compensation of 48,999 yuan ($ 8,000), the paper said. A Shenyang court accepted the case, making it the first lawsuit against an airline for discriminating against an HIV-positive person in China, it added.



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