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Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar. (Photo | AP)
Myanmar to launch vetting process for returning Rohingya refugees

Myanmar authorities will soon launch a national verification process for refugees who fled violence in Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh, a minister declared on Thursday.

28 Sep 2017

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25 migrants rescued, one child dies in Greece boat accident

More than 20 migrants or refugees were rescued and one child died Thursday on a Greek island after the boat they sailed from the Turkish coast overnight either capsized or sank.

28 Sep 2017

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Malaysia bans all citizens from traveling to North Korea 

Malaysia has banned its citizens from traveling to North Korea as the country faces increasing diplomatic pressure over its weapons programs.

28 Sep 2017

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Six workers killed in Pakistan landslide

At least six labourers were killed and two others injured in a landslide in Pakistan's Sargodha district on Wednesday, the media reported.

28 Sep 2017

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Libya bans entry of US citizens in retaliation

Libya's interim government on Wednesday announced it would ban entry of US citizens into Libyan territory in response to a decision by Donald Trump to suspend the entry of Libyans.

28 Sep 2017

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Turkish air force kills 13 in north Iraq air strike

Turkish jets killed 13 suspected Kurdish PKK fighters even they struck a target in northern Iraq on Wednesday, the armed forces said in a statement.

28 Sep 2017

US President Donald Trump  (File | AP)
Trump working on executive order on healthcare, hopes for negotiation with Democrats

Donald Trump has said that he was working on an executive order to expand access to health insurance and would negotiate with Democrats for a legislative solution by next year.

28 Sep 2017

NATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels. (File | AP)
US, NATO say won’t abandon Afghanistan

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States have said they will not abandon Afghanistan.

28 Sep 2017

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner. (File photo | PTI)
Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner registered to vote as a woman: Report

Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner, has been registered to vote as a woman for eight years, US media reported.

28 Sep 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Photo | AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign.

28 Sep 2017

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif (Photo | AP)
Stop blaming Islamabad for existence of Haqqani Network, says Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has asked the international community to stop blaming Islamabad for the existence of the Haqqani Network and other alleged militant outfits.

28 Sep 2017

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (Photo | AP)
Playboy Hugh Hefner dead at 91, to be buried next to first playmate Marilyn Monroe 

Founding the magazine in 1953, Hefner built a brand that defined the sexual culture of the second half of the 20th century.

28 Sep 2017

Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France. (Photo | AP)
Israel fumes as Interpol approves membership for Palestine

Israel on Wednesday fumed over a vote by the Interpol that approved the Palestinian National Authority as a member in the international police body.

28 Sep 2017

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Mixed reviews in US for Trump's tax overhaul

The largest US labor union, meanwhile, denounced the new plan as a "con game" likely to result in cuts to essential public services and social spending in the coming years.

28 Sep 2017

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US slashes refugee intake to 45,000

The United States will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45,000 over the next year, just over half the figure for 2016.

28 Sep 2017

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India reassures Bangladesh of diplomatic, humanitarian support over Rohingya refugee crisis

India stands by Bangladesh in 'diplomatic and humanitarian ways' for addressing the Rohingya crisis, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.

28 Sep 2017

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Pakistan claims it got proposal to swap Kulbhushan Jadhav with Peshawar attack terrorist

Pakistan Foreign minister Khawaja Asif has claimed that Islamabad could have swapped Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav for a terrorist involved in an attack on an army school in Peshawar.

28 Sep 2017

Kurds wave Kurdish flags during a rally to support an independence referendum in Iraq, at Martyrs Square in Downtown Beirut.(Photo | AP)
Iraqi Kurds face growing isolation after independence referendum

Iraq's Kurds faced the threat of growing isolation Thursday after a massive "yes" vote for independence in a referendum that has incensed Baghdad and sparked international concern.

28 Sep 2017

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

Zuckerberg rejected the notion, countering that Facebook is working to ensure "free and fair elections" with an online platform that does not favor one side over another.

28 Sep 2017

US President Donald Trump  (Photo | AP)
Trump feud exposes racial divide in US sport

Donald Trump's feud with black athletes in the NBA and NFL has drawn attention to the racial fault lines which divide sport in the United States, analysts say.

28 Sep 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron (File |AP)
European Union leaders to debate French President Emmanuel Macron's grand plan

EU leaders will meet over dinner in Estonia on Thursday for a frank debate on the future of Europe, featuring first impressions of French President Emmanuel Macron's new vision for the bloc.

28 Sep 2017