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    Thai general jailed

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:43am on July 20, 2017

    A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim, lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants...

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    Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:11pm on July 19, 2017

    A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their...

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    Thai court issuing rulings in major human trafficking case

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:15pm on July 19, 2017

    A Thai court started issuing rulings Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial with more than 103 defendants, including a senior army officer, who are...

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    Arabs urge Qatar to accept six principles to combat extremism

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:20am on July 19, 2017

    Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the tiny Gulf nation Tuesday to commit to six principles on combating extremism and terrorism and...

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    Trump, Putin held second, undisclosed meeting at G-20 summit

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:55am on July 19, 2017

    US president Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed, private conversation with president Vladimir Putin of Russia this month, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday...

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    Italy may issue temporary visas for migrants

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 01:03am on July 19, 2017

    Italy is considering issuing temporary visas that would allow migrants to travel around the European Union, its deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday, a move intended to pressure its EU neighbours to do more to help ease the migration crisis...

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    UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension: Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:01am on July 19, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a UN mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only ‘aggravate’ troubles in the western state of Rakhine....

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    US health care reform collapses as two more Republicans say no

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:45am on July 19, 2017

    Two more US Republican senators announced their opposition Monday to their party’s efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form and potentially dealing a monumental setback to president Donald Trump...

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    Moscow, US ‘almost’ resolve spat over diplomat compounds

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:18am on July 18, 2017

    The Kremlin on Monday demanded that Washington unconditionally restore its access to diplomatic compounds in the United States, with a senior Russian official saying the...

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    7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia, tsunami threat

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:40am on July 18, 2017

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the eastern coast of Russia, causing authorities to warn of a tsunami threat in parts...