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Could Aung San Suu Kyi Face Rohingya Genocide Charges?

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, is determined that the perpetrators of the horrors committed against the Rohingya face justice.

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Turkey 'To Seek UN General Assembly Vote' On Jerusalem

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Turkey is concentrating efforts on passing a resolution at the UN General Assembly against the US decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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ISIS Claims Attack On Spy Agency Center In Afghan Capital

KABUL: Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack near a training facility of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday as gunmen exchanged fire with security forces.

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Yemen Air Strike Kills Eight Women, Two Children, Say Residents

DUBAI: Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country’s three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

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Protests Muted This Time As Austrian Far Right Joins Government

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VIENNA: The last time the anti-immigration Freedom Party entered government in Austria, the street protests were so big the cabinet took a tunnel from the chancellery to the swearing-in ceremony at the president’s office across the road.

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Lebanon Detains Suspect In Murder Of British Embassy Worker -Source

BEIRUT: Lebanese security forces have arrested a Lebanese taxi driver suspected of killing Rebecca Dykes, a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dead on Saturday, a security source said.

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Result Too Close To Call In South Africa ANC Vote, Markets On Edge

Pic: ReutersJOHANNESBURG: The fight for the leadership of South Africa’s ruling ANC drew to a close on Monday, with markets on edge for a result that will set the direction for the scandal-plagued party and the country.

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UN Expert On Poverty: The American Dream An “American Illusion”

UNITED NATIONS (New York) -- Facing proliferating poverty and huge income inequality, the United States of America, among the richest countries in the world, is characterised by immense wealth disparity among its population, reducing the country to the status of the world’s most unequal society, said a United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights.

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U.S. Citizen Recaptured After Bali Jail Break

FILE PHOTO: A prisoner prays in front of Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, on the Indonesian island of Bali, Indonesia March 1, 2015

DENPASAR, Indonesia - Indonesian police have recaptured a U.S. citizen who escaped a week ago from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali, the jail’s second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

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UN Security Council To Meet On US Jerusalem Decision

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations Security Council will hold its regular monthly briefing on the Middle East Monday, focusing on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sources said Sunday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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