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The phone snaps to life, the ring tone strident, the caller's name lighting up the screen: Ammi Jaan (dear mom).
 
Exactly 34 years after the Falklands war between Britain and Argentina, the territorial controversy is poised to erupt again with Tuesday's verdict of the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. The critical aspect of the verdict is that while the Falkland Islands remain British, the surrounding sea is set to be formally declared as Argentina's territorial waters.
 
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) marked a fresh start as the Democratic Party (Minshinto/DP) in the wake of a merger with the Japan Innovation Party.
 
The impact of the latest health-care scandal in mainland China, this time involving the sale of illegal vaccines, is spreading as officials acknowledge that more than two-thirds of the country's provinces are affected.
 
The bloodiest chapter of European history since World War II was closed on Thursday with the conviction of the "genocidal butcher of Srebrenica."
 
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance -- if one were to map the anti-Trump movement's psychological state to the five stages of grief, one might reasonably suggest it is well into the midway point.
 
Leo Tolstoy, the celebrated Russian author of War and Peace, once quipped anybody who wasn't a Communist before he was 30 is a fool and those who were still Communists after they were over 30 are fools as well.
 
U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba is the latest move in a series which spans his tenure in the White House, and occurs in the context of long-term hostility between the two countries. President Calvin Coolidge was the last U.S. chief executive to visit the island nation, in early 1928.
 
As far as I can recall, today marks the second time that the famous doll -- cartoon character Hello Kitty is making an appearance in this space.
 
The tide of hate has come to Brussels with three terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State (IS) jihadi militants carried out coordinated bombings at the Brussels Airport, as well as the metro, killing at least 31 people and wounding hundreds of civilians.
 
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