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Monday, November 13, 2017

Trump in Vietnam offers to mediate on South China Sea dispute
US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart today he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea which Beijing claims most of. "If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know... I am a very good mediator," the dealmaking American leader told Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang during an official state visit today. Vietnam has long courted support from Washington in its dispute with China over the precious waterway, where Beijing has built military installations and artificial islands.

Indonesia museum removes Hitler display after protests
An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed the exhibit after protests. The De Mata Trick Eye Museum's marketing officer said the statue was removed Friday night following an Associated Press story highlighting outrage from Jewish and rights groups.

Pak security forces kill 3 ‘militants’ in Balochistan
Two days after a suicide bomber killed a top-ranking police officer here, the security forces gunned down three suspected militants in the Zarghoonabad area of Nawan Killi in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. Home minister, Balochistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said a joint search operation was carried out by the Frontier Corps and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in the Zarghoonabad area on Friday  following information about the presence of militants in a house.

Over 2,300 Sikh pilgrims leave for India from Pak
Over 2,300 Sikh pilgrims today left for India from Pakistan by special trains after attending the 549th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev at his birthplace in Nankana Sahib in the Punjab province. Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq gave the pilgrims a warm send off at the Lahore railways station, an official said. "As many as 2,361 Indian Sikhs today returned to their homeland. Evacuee Trust Property Board chairman Saddiqul Farooq gave them warm send off at the Lahore railways station," ETPB spokesman Amir Hashmi said.

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