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Cities For Food Lovers

Food plays a major role in every culture across the world. So the only way to fully immerse yourself in a country is to feed the soul. Literally. Some cities are a foodie’s paradise – offering vibrant food markets, food-from-source experiences and avant garde cooking. Here are just a few: Nicosia, Cyprus I’m slightly biased, but Cyprus is like a ...

15 Photos of The Most Amazing Places on Earth

It’s time to get your bank account in order because some of these places are about to give you serious wanderlust. From rural Europe to the towering

City of Joso hit in Japan Floods

In the latest turn of the floods that have hit East Japan, the city of Joso has been hit by “unprecedented” rainfall. This has so far cause one death, twelve injuries and at least thousands of homes have been forced to evacuate.

Xi says Chinese military will cut forces by 300,000

China holds a military parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two. President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000.

Marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia, China will always go down the path of peaceful development, Xi added, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Tiananmen Square.

China's confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, particularly in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington.

Xi, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Beijing's Tiananmen Square before the parade began, said China would cut by 13 percent one of the world's biggest militaries, currently 2.3-million strong.

The Defence Ministry said the cuts would be mostly complete by the end of 2017. The move is likely part of long-mooted military rationalization plans, which have included spending more money on high-tech weapons for the navy and air force. Troop numbers have been cut three times already since the 1980s.

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