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Antonio Guterres calls for release of jailed journalists

NEW YORK, New York - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release ...

UNHRC wants Myanmar military leaders on genocide charges

GENEVA, Switzerland – The independent, international body investigating violence and atrocities against the Rohingya in Myanmar has called for the sacking ...

Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

'Hard Line' President of Vietnam Dies After Illness

Vietnamese president and former security chief Tran Dai Quang died Friday after what state media described as a serious illness. ...

Pakistan Rallies To Defeat Afghanistan In Asia Cup Cricket

Pakistan, led by veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, defeated Afghanistan by three wickets in the Asia Cup cricket Super Four tournament ...

U.S. Renews Call For Chechen Rights Activist Titiyev's Release

The United States has expressed concern about a Russian court's decision to close rights activist Oyub Titiyev's trial to public, ...

South Africa Rhino Poaching Drops Sharply; 100s Still Being Killed

JOHANNESBURG - More than 500 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in the first eight months of ...

Indonesian Opposition Movement Accuses President of Authoritarianism

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - As Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo prepares to compete in the nation's 2019 national election, he faces ...

Judge Orders Closed-Door Trial Of Chechen Rights Activist Titiyev

Russia's Memorial Human Rights Center says a judge in Chechnya has ordered closed-door court proceedings in the trial of Oyub ...

Typhoon Kills Dozens; Philippines Searches for Reasons

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - After a super-typhoon killed 6,200 people five years ago, Filipinos figured the experience had taught their country ...

Despite Optics of Inter-Korea Summit, Denuclearization Still Distant

WASHINGTON - Despite the sound bites and photos that emerged from the third summit between the leaders of South Korea ...

Pakistan: Saudi Arabia to Join China-Funded Development Project

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan announced Thursday that Saudi Arabia has agreed to join and invest "heavily" in its ongoing China-funded bilateral ...

Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact Survey

VIENTIANE/PHNOM PENH - An official impact assessment for a controversial new Lao dam on the Mekong river has been directly ...

Under Threat, Kabul's Hazara Make Call To Arms

As Kabulis commemorated Ashura, the holiest celebration on the Shi'ite religious calendar, scores of black-clad civilian recruits strapped with ammunition ...

Pakistan PM Tells Indian Counterpart He's Ready to Talk

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, seeking to resolve outstanding disputes ...

Amnesty International Toils To Tell Real Videos From Fakes

When Amnesty International launched a probe this year into police crackdowns against Russian protesters, one of its research methods was ...

Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte heads into a third year in office, a spike in consumer prices ...

Extreme Poverty Declining Worldwide

The world is making progress in its efforts to lift people out of extreme poverty, but the global aspiration of ...

North-South Korean Summit Deal Appears to Revive Nuclear Diplomacy

The leaders of North and South Korea reached a broad agreement Wednesday on denuclearization and missiles, winning plaudits from U.S. ...

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Indian IT giant, Infosys announces 1,000 jobs in Arizona

BANGALORE, India - As part of its commitment to offer employment to 10,000 Americans by 2023, India's second-biggest software firm ...

Longchamp to invest in China as it seeks to increase sales

PARIS, France - In a bid to revive its sales, the leading French handbag maker Longchamp has now announced plans ...

Facebook's dating feature goes live: Reactions mixed

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who unveiled the company's ambitious dating feature at Facebook’s annual developer conference - ...

Amazon buys majority stake in Indian supermarket, More

SEATTLE, U.S. - Starting off in 1994 as a modest firm to sell books in Seattle, Amazon's trajectory in its ...

Dow hits another all-time high, tech stops drop

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks around the world were at six months-highs as the global leader, the Dow Jones ...

Domestic baggage fees set to be raised by American Airlines

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Following several major U.S. carriers, American Airlines Group announced on Thursday that it would raise its domestic ...

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