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Myanmar army probing alleged Rakhine atrocities

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 09:07 ID: 1507962190579147200 YANGON: Myanmar’s military has said it is investigating its operations in violence-wracked Rakhine state, where the UN has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. In the last seven weeks, more than half a million Rohingya have fled Rakhine and crossed into neighboring Bangladesh, […]

Parents of freed Afghanistan hostage angry at son-in-law

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Author: The Associated Press Fri, 2017-10-13 03:00 ID: 1507951834298872700 WASHINGTON: The parents of an American woman freed with her family after five years of captivity say they are elated, but also angry at their son-in law for taking their daughter to Afghanistan. “Taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place, to me, and the […]

Philippines’ Duterte warns of ‘revolutionary government’

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 08:11 ID: 1507960370039086700 MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a “revolutionary government” to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fueling fears of a looming dictatorship. He issued the warning on state television late Friday as he railed against the press, European lawmakers and other […]

Pyongyang readies missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: report

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 07:46 ID: 1507966807129267700 SEOUL: North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source. The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the […]

Australian charged for drugs in Bali after escape bid: police

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 10:50 ID: 1507971586929381100 DENPASAR, Indonesia: An Australian who was nabbed with drugs in his luggage in Bali and briefly escaped custody by climbing through a toilet air vent has been charged with narcotics possession, a police spokesman said Saturday.Joshua James Baker was detained after arriving at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport from […]

California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

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Author: Reuters Sat, 2017-10-14 06:46 ID: 1507966053589240500 SONOMA, California: Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains. The wind-driven blazes, which erupted on Sunday night […]

Canadian says child killed, US wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

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Author: Reuters Sat, 2017-10-14 08:24 ID: 1507960193839075400 OTTAWA/TORONTO: A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, […]

Bird flu pours new misery on Dutch poultry farmers

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Author: AFP Fri, 2017-10-13 15:16 ID: 1507933980165911200 THE HAGUE: Dutch poultry farmers, already left reeling by a contaminated egg scandal, were in a new flap Friday over an outbreak of bird flu with thousands of hens to be destroyed. “An outbreak of a variant of H5 bird flu has been detected in a poultry farm […]

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 03:03 ID: 1507949920298805100 MOZOGO, Cameroon: Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.After spending two years with Boko Haram, the men decided to flee with their families and hand themselves […]

Ex-UN chief Annan: Get Myanmar refugees home, not to camps

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-10-14 03:00 ID: 1507946144788666200 UNITED NATIONS: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Myanmar on Friday to make sure the half-million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled in the last two months can go home, and not go to camps. Myanmar’s government needs to “create conditions that will allow the refugees […]
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