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U.S. Navy aircraft collides with Chinese fighter

TOKYO -- A U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft collided Sunday morning with a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea, according to a Navy official.

The U.S. Navy Pacific Command said that Chinese jets intercepted the Navy plane, which was flying over international waters.

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Nepali Defence Minister resigns

KATHMANDU -- Defence Minister Mahesh Acharya resigned Thursday after the Supreme Court reversed his dismissal of Dr. Tilak Rawas as Nepal Rastra Bank governor.

The resignation was another setback for Prime Minister Giriji Prasad Koirala who has been attacked by both the opposition and factions within his own party.

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