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India, US and Japan hold naval exercises under China’s gaze

Saturday naval warships, aircraft carriers and submarines from the U.S., India and Japan steamed into the Bay of Bengal as they took part in joint military exercises off India’s east coast, signaling the growing strategic ties among the three countries as they face up to a rising China.

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Taxpayers Fork Over Millions for Cultural Preservation in Foreign Countries

The US government spent $5.6 million in 2011 to preserve historical sites, artifacts, and traditional arts in foreign countries. Dispensed under the auspices of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which was created in 2000, Fund supports a wide range of projects to preserve cultural heritage, such as the restoration of historic buildings, assessment and conservation of museum collections, archaeological site preservation, documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques, improved storage conditions for archives and manuscripts, and documentation of indigenous languages, according to the State Department.

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