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- There are disagreements over whether the Russian warships are heading toward Australia in a deliberate show of power.
- Critics of Singapore's tightly-controlled political environment say that leaders often use defamation cases to curb critics.
- Moscow’s rare fire drills in the South China Sea will be followed by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing this month.
- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank reflects China’s desire to counter the perceived hegemony of international lenders dominated by the West.
- IndiGo, India's largest airline by market share, could pick up a combination of regional planes that can seat up to 100 passengers.