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    Myanmar gives UN teams access to Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:54pm on September 12, 2018

    The UN began work Wednesday inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more...

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    Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at Hindu temples

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:04pm on September 12, 2018

    Animal sacrifices at Hindu temples could be banned in Sri Lanka under new plans announced Wednesday, after growing protests over the rituals from the country's...

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    World sinks to 10-year happiness low: survey

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:17pm on September 12, 2018

    World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people who say they feel stressed and worried rising,...

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    Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism - UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 10:54am on September 12, 2018

    Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a ‘political campaign’ to quash independent journalism, arresting and prosecuting many through the use of vague and...

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    Internet group backs ‘national’ data privacy approach

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:35am on September 12, 2018

    A group representing major internet companies including Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc said on Tuesday it backed modernizing US data privacy rules but...

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    UK ‘failing’ to save thousands of children from modern slavery

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:39am on September 12, 2018

    Britain is failing to protect thousands of children from being trafficked and enslaved, activists said on Tuesday, criticising the government for lacking a clear strategy to stop girls being sexually abused and gangs using young people as drug mules....

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    World hunger levels rise for third year running

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 12:37am on September 12, 2018

    World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a global goal to end the scourge by 2030....

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    50 dead as bus plunges into Indian valley

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:09pm on September 11, 2018

    Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest accidents on the...

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    US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 12:01pm on September 11, 2018

    The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes...

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    Trump receives Kim Jong Un letter for second meet: White House

    Agence France Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:33am on September 11, 2018

    US president Donald Trump has received a ‘very positive’ letter from North Korea’s leader seeking a second meeting, the White House said Monday, noting that coordination for the get-together was already underway....

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