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At U.N. court, Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls claims of Rohingya genocide ‘misleading’

2 hours 29 min ago
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday defended her country’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority during testimony at the International Court of Justice, ...

Rescuers in New Zealand tell of silent eruption’s horror

4 hours 36 min ago
The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn’t hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn’t turn around until her dad ...

China imprisoned more journalists than any other country this year, report says

4 hours 36 min ago
China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report ...

Australians protest as haze from bush fires sparks health fears

4 hours 53 min ago
Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia’s government, as bush-fire smoke choking the city caused health problems to ...

Tremors worsen around New Zealand volcano, preventing recovery of bodies

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 23:10
Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday prevented the recovery of the bodies of eight people thought to be left on ...

In blow to Hong Kong, international experts condemn and quit police probe

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 23:10
An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, saying the ...

Bougainville people vote to create world’s newest nation

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:57
Bougainville has voted by a landslide for independence from Papua New Guinea, according to official referendum results released Wednesday, a major step toward creating the ...

One year on, China hints at espionage trials for two detained Canadians

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:20
China said Tuesday that its investigative process has wrapped up for two Canadians detained in the communist country over vague espionage-related charges, hinting at the ...

In wake of apparent rocket engine test, Mike Pompeo hopeful Pyongyang will keep commitments as deadline looms

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:00
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the Trump administration was “hopeful” North Korea will continue to work toward denuclearization and refrain from ...

Unaccountable U.S. cash fed Afghanistan’s corruption: Karzai

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 13:38
Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades ...

Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi told in U.N. court that Myanmar must ‘stop the genocide’ of Rohingya

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:18
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to “stop the genocide” of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country’s defense ...

As Aung San Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:29
Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killings of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it ...

U.S. and North Korea trade barbs, but both keeping options open as deadline looms

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 23:43
Insults and threats are again being hurled between the United States and North Korea as tensions soar to heights unseen in the last two years ...

Hong Kong police defuse nail bombs designed ‘to kill and to maim’

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 22:20
Hong Kong police said they defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed “to kill and to maim people” in the latest reported ...

‘Fangirls’ defend China from Hong Kong protesters and the world

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 21:27
For Li Mo, the footage of black-clad people clashing with police and vandalizing storefronts proved the final straw. The images of Hong Kong protesters fighting ...

Hope fades for eight missing after New Zealand volcanic island erupts

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 18:44
Eight people were missing and presumed dead Tuesday after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and ...

U.S. misled public on progress in Afghanistan war: report

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:33
The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn’t exist, according ...

India’s lower house passes contentious nationality bill seen as anti-Muslim

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:37
India’s lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighboring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in ...

No reprieve as Samoa measles death toll hits 70, U.N. sends aid

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:33
A devastating measles outbreak has continued to spread in Samoa, with the death toll reaching 70, as the United Nations on Monday released $2.6 million ...

U.S. backs out of UNSC meeting over North Korea’s human rights, instead wants look at ‘provocation’ threat

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:26
The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to hold a ...

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