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Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have...

Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued in Indonesian waters in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar,...

N. Korea halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting...

Opposition parties give notice for impeachment of CJI, Jaitley calls it ‘threat

New Delhi, Apr 20 (AP/UNB) - Accusing CJI Dipak Misra of 'misusing his position', senior party leader Kapil Sibal said that democracy can thrive only...

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine  

Bangkok, Apr 19 (AP/UNB) — Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped...

Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat.

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle...

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct  

A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by...

Malaysia's Mahathir says opposition could win

Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of...

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North...

 
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Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya family despite UN concerns

Bangkok, Apr 15 (AP/UNB) — Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against ...

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct  

A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by ...

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle ...

Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat.

Pakistan watchdog says country failing on human rights

Islamabad, Apr 16 (AP/UNB) — An independent Pakistani watchdog says the country has failed to improve its human rights record over the past year.

Mahathir says opposition can win with growing Malay support

Putrajaya, Apr 18 (AP/UNB) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says a wave of change is evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the ...

Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued in Indonesian waters in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, ...

Indian PM in Sweden for trip that also will take him to UK

Stockholm, Apr 17 (AP/UNB)— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sweden for a two-day visit as he kicks off a trip that also will take him to Britain.

N. Korea halts nuclear, ICBM tests

North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting ...

Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

United Nations, Apr 17 (AP/UNB)— A lawyer from Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority who focuses on the trauma, mass rape and trafficking of its girls and women urged the U.N. Security ...