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    Bombing at Philippine street festival leaves two dead, wounds 37

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 11:09am on August 29, 2018

    A homemade bomb hidden under a motorcycle killed two people, one a child, and wounded 37 at a local street festival in the southern Philippines...

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    Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:58am on August 29, 2018

    Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States...

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    Myanmar rejects UN findings of Rohingya genocide

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:15am on August 30, 2018

    Myanmar rejected on Wednesday a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making ‘false allegations’....

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    Give serious consideration to report on Myanmar: UN chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:26am on August 29, 2018

    Making a call for accountability as an essential prerequisite to regional security and stability, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has urged the Security Council to give...

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    Indian police arrest activists, draw ire from Amnesty

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:59am on August 29, 2018

    Indian police arrested prominent lawyers and left-wing activists Tuesday for alleged links to Maoist rebels, drawing a rebuke from rights watchdogs who labelled the raids a ‘massive crackdown’ on government critics....

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    China says pressure unhelpful in resolving Rohingya issue

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:45am on August 29, 2018

    China said on Tuesday that exerting pressure was not helpful in resolving the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar after UN investigators said Myanmar’s military had carried out mass killings of members of the minority....

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    UN points to possible ‘war crimes’ in Yemen conflict

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:46pm on August 28, 2018

    All sides in Yemen’s bloody conflict may have committed war crimes, UN investigators said Tuesday, highlighting deadly air strikes, rampant sexual violence, and the recruitment of young children as soldiers....

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    N Korea letter behind scrapping of Pompeo visit

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 05:30pm on August 28, 2018

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo's planned trip to North Korea last weekend was cancelled after he received what US officials deemed to be a...

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    North Korea still 'serious and imminent threat': Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:59pm on August 28, 2018

    North Korea still poses a ‘serious and imminent threat’, Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on the...

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    Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:59am on August 28, 2018

    Facebook's ban of Myanmar's military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state ‘actors’ -- and raises thorny questions on how...