Tsunami alert issued for the Solomon Islands after 6.9-magnitude earthquake offshore Strong 6.9-magnitude aftershock strikes just off the Solomon Islands; no tsunami alert issued China urges Japan to abide by WTO anti-dumping agreement: Foreign Ministry14-nation joint statement calls for full access for humanitarian aid in northern Rakhine state, MyanmarPLAN 054A fleet visit San Diego. Delhi: Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the National Assembly of Vietnam met Prime Minister Narendra ModiSouth Korea’s unexpected, unelected new leader Hwang Kyo AhnJapan’s HTV cargo carrier just lifted off from Tanegashima on a four-day pursuit of the International Space Station. Chinese official meets U.S. national security advisor @AmbassadorRice and @FBI chief over cybercrimes7 major-generals of Pakistani Army have been elevated to rank of lieutenant-general: Pakistan mediaHong Kong talks with Beijing over co-location of checkpoints for Guangzhou rail link at ‘criticalSingapore Customs seizes over 5,600 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettesSouth Korea's president has now officially lost all power, which has been transferred to Prime MinisterPhilippines' Duterte starts moves to amend the constitution 03 IAF helicopters pressed into action at Havelock Island for High availability disaster recovery, 150 rescued by Mi-17V5 so farIndian Coast Guard ships also at Havelock Islands, evacuation of stranded tourists in progress Andaman17 people have been rescued in the first shuttle: Air Force on tourists stranded in Andaman due to bad weatherA mature friend is far far more valuable than a hysterical partner: M J Akbar,MoS MEA at India-China think tank forumBrother of Mumbai youth Tabrez Tambe registers complaint with ATS Police suspecting that Tabrez has joined ISISA senior U.S. military official says North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon 'Small tsunami reported in Marika, ppl on higher ground, comms and info sketchy': Loti Yates Solomon Islands disaster mngt office Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake hits Solomon Islands: USGSEarthquake M7.7 strikes 204 km SE of Honiara (Solomon Islands) Finalized India’s designation as “Major Defence Partner” of the USA. This designation is a status unique to India: India-US joint statementUnderlined the need to ensure that terror groups receive no patronage from any State: India-US joint statementBoth sides exchanged views on regional security issues including the threat posed by terrorism: India-US joint statementNow its time we make up our mind as to whether we want status quo or we want to make a new beginning in our relations: Abdul Basit, Pakistani EnvoyYes there are serious problems between our two countries, but we can't shy away from those: Abdul Basit, Pakistan Envoy to IndiaPakistan doesnt wish to live in permanent hostility with India. We are positive and constructive but it takes two to tango: Abdul Basit, Pakistani EnvoyKabul jolted by second earthquake of the day

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9 December 2016
China urges Japan to abide by WTO anti-dumping agreement: Foreign Ministry
14-nation joint statement calls for full access for humanitarian aid in northern Rakhine state, Myanmar
PLAN 054A fleet visit San Diego.
Delhi: Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the National Assembly of Vietnam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi
South Korea’s unexpected, unelected new leader Hwang Kyo Ahn
Japan’s HTV cargo carrier just lifted off from Tanegashima on a four-day pursuit of the International Space Station.
Chinese official meets U.S. national security advisor @AmbassadorRice and @FBI chief over cybercrimes
Hong Kong talks with Beijing over co-location of checkpoints for Guangzhou rail link at ‘critical
Singapore Customs seizes over 5,600 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes
Philippines' Duterte starts moves to amend the constitution
Earthquake M7.7 strikes 204 km SE of Honiara (Solomon Islands)
Now its time we make up our mind as to whether we want status quo or we want to make a new beginning in our relations: Abdul Basit, Pakistani Envoy
Pakistan doesnt wish to live in permanent hostility with India. We are positive and constructive but it takes two to tango: Abdul Basit, Pakistani Envoy