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31 August 2018

Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook over the treatment of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group whose plight elicits little sympathy in ...

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31 August 2018

Injury, disease, and hunger caused by armed conflict in Africa may have killed as many as five million children under five from 1995 to 2015, said a study Friday. Of these, about three million were infants aged 12 months or younger. ...

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30 August 2018

The Trump administration is considering sending some captured Islamic State fighters, including the two "Beatles," British citizens who took part in beheadings, to the military-run prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, NBC reported Thursday. ...

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30 August 2018

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria's government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practising "enforced disappearance" -- detention without trial -- to suppress dissent. ...

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30 August 2018

Yemeni journalist Ahmed Saleh al-Hamzi, head of the state news agency's Baida bureau, was killed in shelling Thursday, local media announced. ...

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30 August 2018

A Mexican television reporter was shot Wednesday in the resort city of Cancun, his employer said, the eighth journalist killed this year in a country notoriously dangerous for the media. ...

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29 August 2018

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered five left-wing activists to be taken out of police custody and kept under house arrest amid widespread condemnation of their detention. ...

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29 August 2018

A court Wednesday ordered the arrest of Sri Lanka's top military officer in connection with the abduction and murder of 11 people during the island's civil war. ...

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29 August 2018

The UN human rights chief voiced alarm Wednesday at the unrest rocking Uganda over the arrests and alleged torture of several parliamentarians, including a former pop star. ...

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28 August 2018

Lithuania's major online media outlets on Tuesday signed an agreement to work with the defence ministry as they try to fend off a growing barrage of cyber attacks, largely blamed on Russia. ...

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