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China's air force said on Sunday it had flown more than 40 bombers and other fighter planes through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific. Regular long range drills in the Western Pacific and patrols over the East China Sea air defense identification zone were for the Air Force to protect China's sovereignty and national security, China's air force spokesman Shen Jinke said, according to a statement posted on the Ministry of Defence website. China drew condemnation from Japan and the United States in 2013 when it imposed an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities.
Charlotte authorities have released footage of the deadly police shooting of a black man, after days of heavy pressure from politicians and vocal protesters, saying he had a gun and marijuana in his possession. The death of Keith Lamont Scott, only the latest in a string of police-involved killings of black men that have fueled outrage across America, triggered days of ongoing, sometimes violent protests in this southern city that left one man dead.