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40 Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar : HRW

Washington: Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign. HRW’s Asia director Brad Adams, in a statement on Monday, citing analysis of satellite imagery, said the buildings...

Cyber-Attack: US blames NK for WannaCry

Agencies, Washington The US Administration has said North Korea was “directly responsible” for the WannaCry malware attack affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year, the BBC News reported on Tuesday. The...

Note shows Korean pop star Jonghyun’s struggles with depression

Agencies, Seoul A note said to be written by K-pop superstar Jonghyun has been posted on social media by his close friend, revealing a struggle with depression, the BBC News reported on Tuesday. Pop artist Nine posted the note on Instagram....

SC fails to adopt resolution on Jerusalem

Agencies, United Nations The United Nations Security Council has failed to adopt the draft resolution that reflects regret among the body’s members about “recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem,” with a negative vote by the...

UK’s May to pitch status quo Brexit transition to parliament

Agencies, London British Prime Minister Theresa May will pitch her plan for a Brexit transition period with unchanged access to European Union markets when she briefs lawmakers on Monday about her latest negotiating trip to Brussels. May secured...

Australia’s embattled Turnbull seen weighing cabinet reshuffle to exploit poll win

Agencies, Sydney Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will reshuffle his cabinet within a day, media said on Monday, a sign the embattled leader hopes to capitalise on a weekend by-election win to refresh his ministry. Turnbull’s centre-right...

‘Suu Kyi may face genocide charges over Rohingya crisis’

Agencies, United Nations The United Nations’ top human rights official has raised the prospect of Myanmar’s defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi facing charges over the deaths and expulsion of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Zeid...

At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region

Agenies, Addis Ababa At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody...