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Rights group: Myanmar treatment of Rohingya "dehumanizing apartheid"

BANGKOK -- Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent m

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Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

BEIJING -- China dispatched its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years on Friday in a bid to improve chilly relations after President Donald Trump last week urged Beijing to pressure Pyongyang to cease its nuclear weapons program.

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Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, refused to resign during a crunch meeting Thursday with military generals who have seized control of the country.

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Medical intern in MRT-3 accident receives accolades

THE post-graduate medical intern who helped a woman whose arm was severed in an accident at the Metro Rail Transit 3 terminal in Manila is receiving praises from netizens.

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Group urges gov’t to indemnify Marawi IDPs

A GROUP of peace advocates is urging the government to indemnify the victims of the war in Marawi City as well as give justice to alleged victims of human rights abuses.

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South Korea quake left 1,500 homeless, dozens injured

SEOUL, South Korea -- A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless, officials said Thursday.

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North Korea slams Trump for insulting leader

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's state media on Wednesday slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.

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Australians back gay marriage in non-binding vote

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, official results showed Wednesday, sending the task of legalising marriage equality to a deeply divided parliament.

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