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Voice of America 28 Oct 2020

Pompeo Calls China 'Predator' as He Tours South Asia


Days before US presidential election, US secretary of state is touring South Asia, seeking to counter growing Chinese influence in region #mikepompeo

Oilers winger Jujhar Khaira shares his path to the NHL, discusses how he's watched the Southeast Asian community embrace hockey and more.
CGTN's Roee Ruttenberg speaks with Victor Gao,the Chair Professor at Soochow University, about China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Thailand, and Chinese relations with the countries of southeast Asia.
Large parts of South and Southeast Asia are reeling from floods brought on by heavy rains and storms. In central Vietnam, Hoi An's famous ancient town under water. Close to a million people in the country are affected and at least 36 people have died. Over in India record rainfall in the southern state of Telangana has killed at least 15 people. It's part of a wider trend in South Asia where more than 9.6 million people have been affected by severe flooding this year.
Azerbaijan's second-largest city, Ganja, has been shelled by Armenian forces, as heavy clashes continue over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave.

The enclave is officially part of Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenians.

The self-proclaimed authorities there said they hit Ganja's military airport after Azerbaijani forces shelled the region's capital, Stepanakert.

Azerbaijan says no Ganja military sites were hit. More than 220 people have died since clashes began a week ago.

Armenia and Azerbaijan went to war over Nagorno-Karabakh in 1988-94, eventually declaring a ceasefire. However, they have never reached a settlement over the dispute.

The current fighting is the worst seen since the ceasefire and the two former Soviet republics have been blaming each other.

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