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  • Philippines to remain biggest rice importer

    The Philippines is expected to become the world’s largest rice importer until 2021as local production will continue to decline.
  • Spacewatch: US military spaceplane poised for liftoff

    Boeing X-37B to study impact of radiation and other space effects on seeds and other materials The US’s uncrewed X-37B military spaceplane is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral air force station, in Florida, on 16 May. The Boeing craft will be carried into orbit by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. This will be its sixth launch, and the first to be the responsibility of the newly-created US Space Force. For the first time, the X-37B will be fitted with a service module that will...

    the Guardian
  • Hong Kong: US and allies defend 'bastion of freedom'

    The joint statement comes as the UK says it could extend visa rights to overseas passport holders.

    BBC News