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Explainer: What you need to know about India's general elections

India's general elections, which kicked off on Friday, will see nearly 1 billion voters deciding whether incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can secure a third term in office.

U.S., Japan bulk up military, add to East Asia tensions

Biden and Kishida are using a familiar strategy in an effort to turn attention away from their sagging domestic political fortunes: Ramping up defense spending while speaking of dangers near and far.

Keeping the politics of fear at a distance

It's best for China and Australia to limit their discussion to areas where progress can be made. China and Australia can benefit from these exchanges for as long as the politics of fear can be kept at bay.

Trash from European manufacturers helping bury Myanmar in plastic

Several European countries, such as Germany, the UK, and Italy, rank among the world's largest producers of plastic waste, according to data gathering experts Statista.