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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington

Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

Reuters By David Alexander U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday called for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarising the dispute and find a peaceful solution. Carter said China's island-building efforts were "out of step" with the regional consensus and that U.S. military aircraft and warships…