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Anger as Singapore gets first female president without a vote
Anger as Singapore gets first female president without a vote
Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she...
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York.
Congress sends anti-white supremacist measure to Trump
Congress sends anti-white supremacist measure to Trump
The United States Congress has unanimously passed a resolution condemning neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other white supremacists, and...
Brexit bill passes first vote in British parliament
Brexit bill passes first vote in British parliament
Britain's parliament has backed a second reading of legislation to sever ties with the European Union.
US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote
US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote
The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote Monday on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down...
UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
The situation in Myanmar is a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations said on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing...
The Pope leaves Colombia with prayers for peace
The Pope leaves Colombia with prayers for peace
Pope Francis left Colombia on Sunday with calls for reconciliation after its half-century civil war and a peaceful end to the deadly crisis in...
North Korea threatens to respond harshly to UN sanctions
North Korea threatens to respond harshly to UN sanctions
North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on...
Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years
Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years
Israeli police on Tuesday evicted a Palestinian family from the east Jerusalem home in...
Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis
Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and mainly Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its...
Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge
Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge
Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia's highest court Tuesday against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on...
Caribbean girds for Hurricane Irma threat
Caribbean girds for Hurricane Irma threat
Irma, a still strengthening and dangerous Category Four hurricane, churned toward the Leeward Islands early Tuesday, sparking alarm and alerts...
Slow justice in Philippines as drug war rages
Slow justice in Philippines as drug war rages
Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has languished in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of countless inmates enduring interminable...

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