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Myanmar aid worker murdered in latest Rakhine killing

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-07-01 12:11 ID: 1498901652302432800 MYANMAR: A local employee with an international aid group in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine State was stabbed to death by “terrorists,” the government said Saturday, the latest in a spate of grisly killings blamed on Rohingya militants. Northern Rakhine has been gripped by crisis ever since the military launched […]

Ivanka Trump keeps quiet on dad’s tweets assailing TV host

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Author: AP Sat, 2017-07-01 03:00 ID: 1498901549302425000 WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump has been silent on the matter of President Donald Trump’s demeaning attack on a female TV host. The president’s daughter has been using her role as a White House adviser to advocate for women. She has discussed family leave with lawmakers, traveled to promote job-training […]

Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand

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Author: Reuters Sat, 2017-07-01 09:44 ID: 1498901433922416600 JAKARTA: A leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying that the international coffee chain’s pro-gay stand risks ruining the “religious and cultured” core of the Southeast Asian nation. With the exception of the ultra-conservative Aceh province, homosexuality is legal in Indonesia. […]

Two civilians killed during firefight in Indian Kashmir

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-07-01 10:21 ID: 1498901320032402800 INDIA: Two civilians, including a woman, and two rebels were killed and six other people wounded during a firefight between rebels and government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday, police and hospital authorities said. The gunbattle broke out after soldiers and special counterinsurgency police forces surrounded a neighborhood […]

China’s Xi vows no tolerance for anti-China acts in Hong Kong

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Author: Associated Press Sat, 2017-07-01 08:00 ID: 1498869803581675500 HONG KONG: Chinese President Xi Jinping is vowing no tolerance for any acts seen as jeopardizing Hong Kong and China’s stability and security. In his address during a swearing-in ceremony for Carlie Lam, the semi-autonomous Chinese region’s chief executive, Xi pledged Beijing’s support for the “one country, […]

American man charged with kidnapping visiting Chinese scholar

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Author: Associated Press Sat, 2017-07-01 08:00 ID: 1498876390421933900 CHAMPAIGN, Illinois: Kidnapping charges were filed Friday against a central Illinois man in connection with the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar last seen three weeks ago and who is believed by authorities to be dead.Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, disappeared […]

Fired doctor kills colleague, wounds 6 others in Bronx hospital rampage

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Author: Laila Kearney and Melissa Fares | Reuters Sat, 2017-07-01 06:40 ID: 1498869803641675900 NEW YORK: A doctor who had lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday, killing another physician and wounding six other people before taking his own life in a burst […]

Modi heads to Israel

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Author: Reuters Sat, 2017-07-01 03:00 ID: 1498856856558115000 NEW DELHI/TEL AVIV: Narendra Modi is making a first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister next week.India has traditionally trodden a careful diplomatic line in the region, analysts say, wary of upsetting Arab states and Iran — upon whom it relies for its vast imports of […]

UN, EU differ with US on Iran nuclear deal

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Author: AP Sat, 2017-07-01 03:00 ID: 1498855390287995100 UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday accused Tehran of “destructive and destabilizing” actions from ballistic missile launches to arms smuggling.The speeches at a Security Council meeting on implementation of a UN resolution endorsing the July 2015 nuclear agreement showed the deep division over Iran between the […]
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