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US-backed forces say ‘major military operation’ is over

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Is there still time to save the Great Barrier Reef?

This is part of CNET’s series, “Rebooting the Reef,” on efforts to save one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. No one would challenge the majesty of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Nearly 1,500 miles long, the reef is alight with a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. It’s home to roughly 9,000 species of fish, molluscs, whales and other

China’s Xi lays out vision for ‘new era’ led by ‘still stronger’ Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Opening a critical Communist Party congress, Xi pledged to build a “modern socialist country” for

US-backed forces say ‘major military operation’ is over

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China’s Xi lays out vision for ‘new era’ led by ‘still stronger’ Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” for a “new era” that will be proudly Chinese, steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world. Xi’s wide-ranging speech, which ran nearly three-and-a-half hours, laid out a confident

US-backed forces say ‘major military operation’ is over

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