Suu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them

September 19, 2017

Suu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them.…

There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world. Where do they live and what do they do?

September 19, 2017

Slavery tends to be a hidden practice, but a new estimate hopes to change that.…

The burning world crises that won’t get solved this week at the U.N.

September 19, 2017

As Trump enters the fray, it’s hard to see where progress can be made on a number of urgent problems.…

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it…

Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar’s Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged

September 19, 2017

Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar’s Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged.…

Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrested

September 19, 2017

A mob opposed to public discussion of Indonesia’s 1965 massacre of communists tried to force its way into a Jakarta building where they believed communists were meeting, injuring five policemen.…

Mexican state suspends Cabify ride app after woman killed

September 19, 2017

Officials in the central Mexico state of Puebla said Monday they have suspended the Cabify ride-hailing app after a female passenger was allegedly killed by a driver.…

Venezuela opposition blames Maduro for councilman’s death

September 19, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition is blaming the government of President Nicolas Maduro for the death of a city councilman who they say suffered a stroke while in detention.…

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

September 19, 2017

International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the U.S., Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast…

New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

September 19, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem “once and for…

The Latest: De Niro appeals at UN for help Barbuda recovery

September 19, 2017

The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local):…

London mayor targets ‘ghost mansions’ and ‘zombie flats’

September 19, 2017

Sadiq Khan believes taxing the empty properties could ease the city’s affordable housing shortage. Others aren’t so sure.…

UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured

September 18, 2017

The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country’s North Kivu province.…

Panama to extradite ex-Mexico governor on corruption charges

September 18, 2017

Mexican prosecutors say Panama has agreed to extradite a fugitive ex-governor sought on for corruption charges.…

3 injured at Athens march held in memory of slain musician

September 18, 2017

Stone-throwing youths injured three people and clashed with riot police Monday during an Athens protest march in memory of an activist musician killed four years ago by a supporter of…

Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

September 18, 2017

Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces…

Opposition sees Brexit ‘chaos’ in UK govt shifts and feuds

September 18, 2017

The British government’s attempt to appear strong and united over Brexit wobbled Monday as a top official was shifted from his post days before a new round of divorce negotiations…

World Wildlife Fund sues over Greece oil spill from tanker

September 18, 2017

The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit Monday over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greece’s largest port.…

Austria: Girl stabbed to death, police say by her brother

September 18, 2017

Vienna police and municipal officials say a 14-year-old girl from Afghanistan has been stabbed to death and that her 18-year-old brother has confessed to the slaying.…

French envoy at UN: Discord at highest level since Cold War

September 18, 2017

Dissension and conflict are at their highest levels since the Cold War and cooperation among nations has become more difficult in a world that is more interdependent than ever, France’s…

Suspect arrested in London subway attack is revealed by British media

September 18, 2017

Authorities have detained two men and searched multiple properties. …

Polish party leader denounces anti-Semitism, praises Israel

September 18, 2017

Poland’s most powerful politician on Monday denounced anti-Semitism and praised the “great” state of Israel at a ceremony honoring Poles who protected Jews during the Holocaust.…

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

September 18, 2017

Israel and the U.S. have inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil.…

Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote

September 18, 2017

Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call…

Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute

September 18, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the U.S. company doesn’t drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.…

What would a Russia-NATO war look like? Russia’s wargaming it right now.

September 18, 2017

NATO expressed concern about the size of the war games, which Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally observing.…

Bank of England chief says UK to underperform until mid-2018

September 18, 2017

The British economy is likely to grow more slowly than its peers in the Group of Seven until the middle of next year largely because of uncertainties related to the…

Putin attends military drills that worry Russia’s neighbors

September 18, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday attended the weeklong war games with Belarus that have demonstrated the Russian military’s resurgent might and made neighboring countries nervous.…

Refugees in Germany can’t vote. But their future is at stake in the upcoming election.

September 18, 2017

Few of the country’s million-plus newcomers have become involved in German politics. Will that change?…

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt

September 18, 2017

Egypt’s Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it.…

Romanian PM visits city at heart of storm that left 8 dead

September 18, 2017

Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose traveled Monday to a western city that bore the brunt of a violent weekend storm that left eight people dead and about 140 injured.…

Roadside bomb kills 6 in southern Afghanistan

September 18, 2017

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least six people in the southern Kandahar province.…

Albert Speer Jr., son of Nazi architect, dies in Germany

September 18, 2017

Albert Speer Jr., the son of Adolf Hitler’s chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father’s legacy, has died. He was…

Kuwait says new oil spill strikes near site of August slick

September 18, 2017

Kuwait says an oil spill has been spotted near the site of a similar spill off its southern coast in August.…

UK police quiz 2 ex-foster children over London subway bomb

September 18, 2017

The two suspects detained over last week’s London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were fostered by a British…

Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry

September 18, 2017

Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.…

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

September 18, 2017

More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar’s embassy to protest the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.…

Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

September 18, 2017

India’s government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country’s security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and settled in…

UN says 2 Americans unjustly held in Iran part of a pattern

September 18, 2017

Two Iranian-Americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges in Iran should be immediately freed and paid restitution, a United Nations panel said on Monday, calling their “arbitrary” detention part…

US student in acid attack in France asks prayers for suspect

September 18, 2017

An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid at a Marseille train station says on Facebook that she’s planning to continue her “incredible opportunity” to…

The Latest: London bomb suspects fostered by British couple

September 18, 2017

The Latest on the London subway blast investigation (all times local):…

Philippines: 3 Marawi siege leaders dead, 2 still fighting

September 18, 2017

The Philippine military chief says three leaders of the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked a southern city have been killed in more than three months of fighting but two others,…

Trump: Fate of Iran nuclear deal hangs on tough UN policing

September 18, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is warning that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran if it deems that the U.N. agency monitoring the agreement…

Voting peaceful in previously troubled southern Nepal

September 18, 2017

Tens of thousands of people voted peacefully Monday in a previously troubled southern Nepal province where ethnic violence demanding constitution changes had led to dozens of deaths in recent years.…

AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

September 18, 2017

Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country’s corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into…

US flies powerful warplanes amid standoff with North Korea

September 18, 2017

South Korea says the U.S. military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in joint drills with South Korean warplanes.…

Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrested

September 18, 2017

A mob opposed to public discussion of Indonesia’s 1965 massacre of communists tried to force its way into a building where they believed communists were meeting, injuring five policemen.…

Trump’s claim there were long gas lines in North Korea has residents puzzled

September 18, 2017

While there are no obvious signs of lengthy lines forming, there has been evidence of an increase in prices.…

South Korea exempts women from the draft. Is that fair?

September 18, 2017

Growing North Korean threat sparks debate over expanding South Korean draft to women.…

China detains man for service to evade internet firewall

September 18, 2017

Chinese authorities have detained a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China’s “Great Firewall,” which blocks access to thousands of websites, from Facebook to…

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