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The collapse of the power grid leaves millions of South Americans in the dark

An estimated 10 million people in Argentina and Uruguay were left without power on Sunday following a collapse of their shared grid. In the afternoon, power was restored throughout Uruguay, but half of Argentina remained in the dark all day. "There is no subway, nothing works," said Lucas Acosta, a 24-year-old resident of Buenos Aires, the Associated Press. He told …

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Toddler killed by leopard in South African Kruger National Park

A two-year-old boy was attacked and killed in the South African Kruger National Park by a leopard. Interested in zoo animal attacks? Add zoo animal attacks to keep abreast of ABC News latest news, videos and analysis of zoo animal attacks. The animal managed to gain access to the employees' living quarters and rape the child of a park employee. …

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China's colonel says Beijing will defend the territory of the South China Sea

A senior Chinese military colonel admits there is the possibility of "miscalculation" in the South China Sea, but defended China's "need" to protect what Beijing considers its territory. Zhou Bo, a senior The People's Liberation Army (PLA) colonel said that "China needs the necessary defense of these islands and rocks that we believe are Chinese territory." "We do not think …

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The US will not ignore China's behavior in the South China Sea, warns Shanahan

When Shanahan spoke to hundreds of delegates to the Shangri-La Dialogue, he avoided calling China by name, but criticized "some in our region" for calling a "toolkit of coercion" in the Indo-Pacific. which included the controversial South China Sea. This toolkit included the construction of islands, the use of advanced weapons systems in disputed areas, the operation of predatory industries, …

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South China Sea: US military strategy at the heart of the Shangri-La Dialogue

After years of clashes and brinkmanship in the hotly contested region, Acting US Secretary of Defense Michael Shanahan is expected to present the Pentagon's new Indo-Pacific strategy on Saturday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Interestingly, just a day later, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe will talk about Beijing's role in the Indo-Pacific, China's highest-ranking official, who will be at …

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