Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Risking death by sea or on foot, more than half a…

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Catalonia may declare independence next week

Spain’s government has defiantly rejected calls for mediation over Catalonia’s push for independence as the two factions headed towards another showdown. The European Union has urged dialogue to ease the…

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LATEST: Several people stabbed in Finland

Several people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect. “Police shot the suspected perpetrator in the legs,” police…

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Punish lawmakers who voted against me, president urges

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has urged the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament on August…

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Police to pay US Muslim woman $85,000 for forcefully removing her hijab

A California city has agreed to pay $85,000 (72,000 euros) to settle a lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman whose hijab was forcibly removed by the police. The Council on…

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Kenyatta declared winners of Kenya presidential election

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya’s hotly contested presidential poll, the electoral commission said. The 55-year-old incumbent, who has been in office since 2013, won a second five-year term…

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UPDATED: Merkel rejects use of force in North Korea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that she opposed any use of force to resolve the conflict with North Korea, after President Donald Trump said the US military was “locked…

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Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix. The Facebook service…

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