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    Mugabe makes first public appearance since army takeover

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:05am on November 17, 2017

    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony Friday, making a first public appearance since the military takeover that appeared to signal the end of his 37-year reign...

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    Mafia boss and mass murderer Riina dies in jail

    Reuters | Updated at 04:46pm on November 17, 2017

    Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail...

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    Myanmar military trucks hit landmines in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    One person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State this week, state media said on Friday, amid ethnic tension following an army crackdown that sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing....

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on November 17, 2017

    A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have ‘led to the systematic violation and abuse of...

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    Woman accuses US senator of unwanted groping, kiss

    Reuters | Updated at 10:10am on November 17, 2017

    A radio broadcaster accused US senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006...

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    Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence, four injured

    Reuters | Updated at 03:04pm on November 18, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday...

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    Several feared dead as helicopter, aircraft collide in UK mid-air

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:15am on November 18, 2017

    A helicopter and another aircraft crashed in mid-air over Buckinghamshire in England on Friday...

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    End military operations

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:57am on November 17, 2017

    The UN General Assembly on Thursday called on the Myanmar authorities to ensure sustainable return of ethnic minority Rohingyas to their original places of residence in safety, security and dignity...

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    Homelessness afflicts four million US youth

    Agence France-Presse . Chicago | Updated at 12:50am on November 17, 2017

    More than four million children and young adults are homeless in the United States, researchers said Wednesday in a study billed as the first overall estimate of youth homelessness in the country....

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    Rohingya’s return depends on ‘real Myanmar citizens’: army

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until ‘real Myanmar citizens’ are ready to accept them, the country’s army chief said Thursday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority...