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Journalists face obstacles in reporting Rohingya crisis

Journalists face obstacles in reporting Rohingya crisis

Journalists in Myanmar work under immense pressure by the government which restricts fair reportage of the Rohingya crisis, Anadolu Agency’s editor-in-chief of foreign language services said on Wednesday. Speaking at "Rohingya Crisis and Solutions”, an international conference in...

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Myanmar in talks with UN agencies on return of Rohingya

Myanmar in talks with UN agencies on return of Rohingya

Myanmar said Wednesday it has agreed to the involvement of United Nations agencies in repatriating Rohingya refugees who have fled to neighboring Bangladesh. Citing State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, a state-owned newspaper reported Wednesday that the government is discussing signing a...

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At least nine dead after church attack in Central African Republic

At least nine dead after church attack in Central African Republic

At least nine people were killed and dozens others wounded in Central African Republic's capital Bangui in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a church, a morgue official at the Community Hospital told Reuters. Notre Dame de Fatima was attacked with gunfire and grenades during a morning...

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Mosque blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

Mosque blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

Explosions in and around a mosque in northeast Nigeria killed at least 20 people Tuesday, police said. The blasts in the town of Mubi bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in Africa's most populous country since 2009 and often deploys...

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Vladimir Putin is redrawing the map of the world to reflect how Russia sees it

Vladimir Putin is redrawing the map of the world to reflect how Russia sees it

(Newsweek)- Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to redraw the map of the world to better showcase his country’s presence, literally. The Russian leader has called on state geographers to compile a new atlas of the world, which better upholds the “historical and geographic...

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Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Islamic State suicide bombers struck in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. An Agence...

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Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize: South Korea's Moon

Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize: South Korea's Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said U.S. President Donald Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, a South Korean official said Monday. "President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is...

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Libya denuclearization model for N.Korea: Bolton

Libya denuclearization model for N.Korea: Bolton

 Libya's decision to give up its nuclear program through diplomacy is a model for efforts to have North Korea do likewise, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. "We have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004," Bolton told Fox News Sunday when asked if...

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'We should never go back', Macron, May say on chemical weapons

'We should never go back', Macron, May say on chemical weapons

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May Sunday urged the world to keep up the fight against chemical weapons on the anniversary of an international convention banning their use. "On the 21st anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and following...

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N. Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

N. Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

 North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite U.S. weapons experts to the country, Seoul said Sunday, as Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal in his summit with the secretive regime. The reported pledge from the North's leader...

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Afghan children set off unexploded mortar round, 3 dead

Afghan children set off unexploded mortar round, 3 dead

An Afghan official says a group of children set off an unexploded mortar round in a residential area in the eastern Nangarhar province, causing a blast that killed a woman and two children. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says another seven children were...

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Uganda: 2 killed, 36 arrested in mosque raid

Uganda: 2 killed, 36 arrested in mosque raid

Uganda security forces said they have killed two people and arrested 36 others following a raid in a mosque in a Kampala suburb. Addressing reporters Saturday afternoon, Ugandan counterterrorism police director Abas Byakagaba explained they were following what they described as a key...

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Suicide bomber kills three senior military officials in Somalia

Suicide bomber kills three senior military officials in Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a military camp in the Somali town of Galkayo Saturday, killing four officers, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group. The dead included a military commander and two colonels, the town's mayor, Hirsi Yusuf Barre,...

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Officials: Suicide car bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan

Officials: Suicide car bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan

 A Taliban suicide bomber attacked an army base in southern Helmand province Saturday killing four civilians and two soldiers, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said three civilians and two soldiers were wounded in the attack in Nad Ali...

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ABBA reunites with two new songs after 35 years

ABBA reunites with two new songs after 35 years

Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced Friday that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single. "We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did," the group said in a...

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North, S.Korea agree to goal of 'complete denuclearize' of Korean peninsula

North, S.Korea agree to goal of 'complete denuclearize' of Korean peninsula

The leaders of North and South Korea signed a declaration on Friday agreeing to work for the "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". At their first summit in more than a decade, the two sides announced they would seek an agreement to establish "permanent" and "solid" peace...

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NKorea’s nuke site likely collapsed: study

NKorea’s nuke site likely collapsed: study

Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and...

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Pompeo confirmed to lead US State Department

Pompeo confirmed to lead US State Department

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo easily received Senate confirmation Thursday to helm the State Department. The 57-42 vote clears the way for Pompeo to assume the post following widespread opposition from Senate Democrats. In all six Democrats voted to confirm Pompeo to be the next...

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