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Amnesty Urges ‘War Crimes’ Probe On UAE-Run Prisons In Yemen

CAIRO  — An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes.

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US Slaps Visa Sanctions On Myanmar Officials

NAY PYI DAW -- The United States (US) has restricted visas for some Myanmar government officials for their lack of cooperation in accepting Myanmar citizens deported by them, reported the Myanmar Times, an English-language newspaper.

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After Heroic Thai Rescue, Cave-Diving Australian Doctor Mourns Father's Death

Pic: ReutersSYDNEY: The father of a cave-diving Australian doctor died on Wednesday, shortly after his son played a key role in rescuing a boys’ soccer team trapped in a cave for two weeks in northern Thailand.

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Typhoon Maria Wreaks Havoc Along China's East Coast

Typhoon Maria is wreaking havoc along China's east coast, after making landfall in Fujian Province on Wednesday morning.

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Turkey Arrests Televangelist Adnan Oktar On Multiple Charges

A notorious televangelist has been arrested by Turkish police from his home on dozens of charges that include fraud, sexual assault, and military espionage.

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Immigrant Parents Happy But Traumatized After Kids Returned

SAN DIEGO — Immigrant parents who reveled after joyful reunions with their young children spoke Wednesday of the traumatic impact of being separated from their sons and daughters for months after they were taken from them at the U.S. border.

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Putin To Hold Separate Talks With Netanyahu, Khamenei Top Adviser

A top Iranian official is visiting Moscow as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Syria conflict.

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Afghan Asylum Seeker Deported From Germany Kills Himself

An Afghan asylum seeker who was deported from Germany last week after spending more than eight years in the country has killed himself, Afghan and German officials have said.

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Irish Senate Backs Law Banning Trade With Israeli Settlements

The Irish Senate gave its support on Wednesday to a legislation prohibiting the import or sale of goods and services produced in occupied territories around the world, including Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law.

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UN Aid Chief: 'Too Much Suffering' In N Korea Despite Progress

The UN humanitarian affairs chief has said North Korea made progress against undernourishment since UN's last visit to Pyongyang in 2011, but there was "still too much suffering".

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