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Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how Beijing is transforming its ground forces to "fight and win."

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  • Left: A 10m installation depicting a whale - made up of five tonnes of plastic waste pulled from the Pacific Ocean - on display in Brugges, Belgium, last month. Below: A gigantic heap of plastic bottles piling up at a junkyard in Chandigarh, India, i
'Beating plastic pollution' is the theme for this year's World Environment Day. The Straits Times' correspondents look at recent plastic bans in Australia and India, as economies and firms worldwide double down on plastic waste.

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