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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

What would happen to the world if China becomes the next US

Where is China headed? Here are four possible scenarios.
Narendra Modi

Finally, a summit where Modi govt made no meaningless, empty promises

Modi govt was talking big about BIMSTEC, but nobody bothered to look at how that long and ugly acronym looked in practice.
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Trump says he ‘misspoke’ at Helsinki, and Thailand may legalise medical marijuana

Former US president Barack Obama warns against 'strongman politics' in highest-profile speech since leaving office, and China's most expensive film has been pulled from theatres.
Rescuers install a water pump inside Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 28, in Thailand | Linh Pham/Getty Images

Indian Navy’s cave diving rescue capability, like in Tham Luang, does not exist

Indian Navy regularly sends adventure expeditions to the Meghalaya caves, but diving in submerged caves is yet to be attempted.
A screengrab of the boys in the cave | Facebook/Thai Royal Navy

At last Thai teens are home, but how did they get there?

The world rejoiced Tuesday as all 12 members of a youth football team and their coach were rescued after being trapped in a cave for 18 days. The team, the Wild Boars Football Club, entered the Tham Luang cave with their coach on 23 June, but were trapped as incessant rain flooded the complex. They were discovered alive by British divers on 2 July. Entering the cave was reportedly a 'rite of passage' The trip into the caves was reportedly a "rite of passage". Some of the local boys had explored the caves before, and their coach was said to be keeping the boys on a strict training schedule to keep them fit and help them bond. On 23 June, they went on a 45-minute bike ride from their school to the cave. When they failed to return by 7 pm, the Wild Boars' head coach Nopparat Kathawong realised something had gone wrong....
A screengrab of the boys in the cave | Facebook/Thai Royal Navy

Diver dies in Thai cave rescue effort, and Afghanistan has ended virginity testing

Justin Trudeau says he does not think he acted 'inappropriately' at 2000 musical fest, and bombing resumes in Syria as ceasefire deal falls through. Former Thai navy diver dies while trying to exit flooded cave "A former Thai navy diver who joined the operation to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand has died," reports CNN. He died at 2 am Friday due to lack of air while trying to return to a command centre located two kilometres inside the cave, where the boys have been trapped for almost two weeks. His death is a big blow to the perilous rescue operation. The navy and several international experts are trying to find a way to get the boys out before the caves flood further, and have begun pumping the water out of the caves as well as trying to teach the boys how to dive. Afghan women will stop being put through the...
World Cup

Russians love football too much, and Tunis first Arab capital with an elected female mayor

Indonesia has banned a Chinese video app for 'inappropriate content', and rescue efforts for the Thai boys continue as heartwarming videos of them are shared online.
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Last Laughs: An impending environmental doom and politicians chasing wrong problems

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Petrol refinery

Are we facing an oil shock? These signs say yes

Surging fuel prices have led to discontent in India & Brazil and compensatory measures in Thailand, Vietnam. A 2011 analysis of previous such oil shocks suggests they are strong predictors of downturns.

On Camera

Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?