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US forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants

US forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants

US forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in an action that is likely to please Beijing, which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against a group it says wants to split off its Xinjiang region.

Russia says court rejected appeal from athletes under pressure

Russia says court rejected appeal from athletes under pressure

Russia said on Friday the Court of Arbitration for Sport was under pressure from Olympic officials when it rejected a last-minute bid from 47 Russian athletes to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by soldiers, two of the gravediggers said.

Top Trump aide to leave after battery allegations

Top Trump aide to leave after battery allegations

White House staff secretary Rob Porter — a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump’s side — has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse.

Maldives’ embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi, Pakistan for support

Maldives’ embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi, Pakistan for support

The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office said yesterday.

OIC, Bangladesh discuss foreign ministers summit

OIC, Bangladesh discuss foreign ministers summit

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has met Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali and discussed further cooperation with Bangladesh.

Khaleda jailed for 5 years for graft, plans to appeal

Khaleda jailed for 5 years for graft, plans to appeal

Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was jailed yesterday for corruption, but plans to appeal against her five-year term, her lawyer said, as thousands of supporters took to the streets to protest her innocence.

ICC to probe Duterte’s war against narcotics

ICC to probe Duterte’s war against narcotics

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has informed the Philippine government that it will investigate allegations of extrajudicial killings under its campaign against illegal drugs.

People deeply troubled under Modi regime, says Sonia

People deeply troubled under Modi regime, says Sonia

Returning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fire, Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi yesterday accused his government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding pluralistic nature of the society, ...

Few cheers for Merkel’s loveless coalition deal

Few cheers for Merkel’s loveless coalition deal

Angela Merkel’s German coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) was greeted with more scepticism than joy yesterday, as some said the loveless alliance, born of desperation, showed the conservative chancellor’s time was coming to an end.

Deputy PM’s affair with staffer grips Australia

Deputy PM’s affair with staffer grips Australia

An affair between Australia’s married deputy prime minister and a younger member of his staff, who is now pregnant, gripped the country yesterday, reigniting questions over MPs’ private lives.

North Korea holds military parade on eve of Olympics

North Korea holds military parade on eve of Olympics

North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang yesterday to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, putting its intercontinental ballistic missiles on show just a day before the Winter Olympics open in the South.

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