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Actress goes solo to push for end to Philippines drug war

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-09-19 10:53 ID: 1505811598581250900 MANILA: Mae Paner is a policeman-turned-assassin, a widowed Zumba dancer, a photojournalist and an orphaned child. They are all characters in her new one-woman show against a bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.Paner, better known by her stage name “Juana Change,” said she wanted to add her […]

Fishermen ‘kept like slaves’ in Taiwan

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Author: AFP Tue, 2017-09-19 12:13 ID: 1505813784981375600 TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island’s latest abuse case involving migrant workers.Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in […]

Polluters must pick up tab for damage to planet: UN environment chief

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-09-19 11:30 ID: 1505810078161107900 TEPIC, Mexico: Turning the planet’s environmental fortunes around is achievable if businesses, politicians and citizens work toward a common goal, with the biggest polluters picking up the bill, said the United Nations’ environment chief. Highlighting the dramatic progress made by China and India, Erik Solheim, executive director of […]

Rights groups critical of Myanmar leader’s Rohingya speech

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Author: ROBIN McDOWELL | AP Tue, 2017-09-19 03:00 ID: 1505809882331096300 NAYPYITAW, Myanmar: Rights groups are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s conduct in violence that has driven out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims, but some observers are glad that she invited diplomats to travel to northern Rakhine state to […]

China, Russia urge end to North Korea vicious cycle

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Author: Agence France Presse Tue, 2017-09-19 07:42 ID: 1505806204240984300 NEW YORK: The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers called for a peaceful end to the “vicious cycle” on the Korean peninsula as they met in New York for the UN General Assembly, Beijing said Tuesday.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov urged […]

Greeks brace for more Merkel, and potential sway of liberal allies

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Author: Agence France Presse Tue, 2017-09-19 07:24 ID: 1505805834830950800 ATHENS: Germany’s bone-hard stance on Europe’s response to dealing with Greece’s debt mountain has hardly endeared it to a nation laboring under the effects of austerity that multiple bailouts have engendered.Yet, while Germany’s role in trying to force Athens back onto the financial straight and narrow […]

Japan’s Abe to pledge something for all generations in snap election-source

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-09-19 08:13 ID: 1505807854451040100 TOKYO: Pledges to spend on education and child care, stay tough on North Korea and revise the pacifist constitution are likely to be pillars of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign in a snap election next month, government sources said on Tuesday.Abe is considering calling the lower house […]

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-09-19 07:01 ID: 1505805265290910700 NEW YORK: About 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of global victims of the escalating crime.The International Labour Organization (ILO), human rights group Walk Free […]

New hurdles as Republicans rush to reverse Obama health law

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Author: Agence France Presse Tue, 2017-09-19 07:17 ID: 1505805561570930600 WASHINGTON: After falling one vote short this summer, US Republicans have revived efforts to overhaul Barack Obama’s landmark health care bill, but skepticism Monday by some in President Donald Trump’s party has imperiled the plan.Momentum for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act — a primary […]

World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off

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Author: Agence France Presse Tue, 2017-09-19 09:27 ID: 1505802735240864300 UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES: World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations on Tuesday, eager to hear US President Donald Trump deliver his maiden address amid global anxiety over North Korea and Iran.Trump takes the podium at the General Assembly just after Brazil’s Michel […]
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