• ‘A sad day for Myanmar’ as judge jails journalists for seven years
‘A sad day for Myanmar’ as judge jails journalists for seven years

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had pleaded not guilty to violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Prosecutors accused the men of obtaining secret state documents, in breach of the Official Secrets Act.

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  • Esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum goes up in flames
Esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum goes up in flames

The collection included art and artifacts from Greco-Roman times and Egypt, as well as the oldest human fossil found within today's Brazilian borders, known as "Luzia". According to the BBC , no injuries have been reported as firefighters continue to battle the blaze at the building, which once served as a residence for the Portuguese royal family...

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  • Amsterdam police shoot, wound stabbing suspect
Amsterdam police shoot, wound stabbing suspect

Police tweeted Friday that two people were injured in the stabbing. One witness told the local Amsterdam AT broadcaster that the attacker was a man in his 30s. USA ambassador Pete Hoekstra earlier confirmed that both the victims, who were rushed to hospital after Friday's attack, were American citizens. Dutch police officers near the sce...

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  • Saudi coalition admits errors in Yemen strike
Saudi coalition admits errors in Yemen strike

The coalition said it will "undertake legal proceedings to hold the ones who committed mistakes accountable", and said it would work with the Yemeni government to identify the injured and the families of the dead in order to arrange for compensation.

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  • Myanmar Rejects UN Report on Rohingya Crisis
Myanmar Rejects UN Report on Rohingya Crisis

The report pointed the finger at senior military officials and concluded they should be prosecuted for genocide and other war crimes. "We shall take any action against violation of human rights", Htay said. But Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay told state-run media Wednesday that "we don't agree and accept any resolutions" by the UN's Human R...

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  • Woman Smashes Windows, Runs Over Bus Driver In Road Rage Incident
Woman Smashes Windows, Runs Over Bus Driver In Road Rage Incident

Police say that the incident began when the woman illegally passed the bus and was hit by the bus as a result. Silver, clad in leggings and a bralette, then smashes the rear-view mirror before returning to her auto, the two-minute video shows.

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  • McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump
McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

Lieberman, who was once tapped to be on McCain's presidential ticket despite being an Independent who caucused with the Democrats, said that Meghan's father would have been proud of her "direct" manner of speaking and added that she did a "magnificent" job.

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  • Texas Billboard To Display Anti-Cruz Trump Tweet
Texas Billboard To Display Anti-Cruz Trump Tweet

President Donald Trump , via Twitter , announced Friday he'll be coming to Texas in October to campaign for U.S. Sen. "He is another all talk, no action pol!" For his part, Cruz once called Trump a "sniveling coward" during a television interview.

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  • Brazil presidential race: Lula barred from running for office
Brazil presidential race: Lula barred from running for office

Justice Edson Fachin disagreed, citing a recent call by a United Nations human rights committee calling for Lula to be allowed to run while he further appeals his conviction. The party has until September 17 to swap their names on the ballot. The PT manifesto recalled that the UN Human Rights Committee has instructed the Brazilian State to guaran...

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  • Trump ends $350m backing for Palestinians and $300m aid deal for Pakistan
Trump ends $350m backing for Palestinians and $300m aid deal for Pakistan

Experts on the conflict nextdoor in Afghanistan, America's longest war, argue that safe havens in Pakistan have helped insurgents. The so-called Coalition Support Fund was suspended earlier this year after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S.

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  • Instagram model dies on Mexican billionaire's yacht in Greece; mysterious death investigated
Instagram model dies on Mexican billionaire's yacht in Greece; mysterious death investigated

The model was found entangled in a rope off the back of a super yacht that she'd been working on for the past four months. In Kefalonia reported that the Coast Guard will begin an investigation into the death and carry out an autopsy. Bailleres was reportedly not in Greece when McNamara died. She had many who loved her: "Our souls were so p...

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  • Google says Trump's bias claims are 'not true'
Google says Trump's bias claims are 'not true'

This comes after President Donald Trump tweeted a tirade, complaining about the media outlet and saying it was "rigged" when someone searched for his name because the results only showed the negative news stories about him. Meanwhile, Trump's chief economic guru, Lawrence Kudlow, said the administration might well attempt to regulate Google. ...

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  • Philippine President Duterte blames `beautiful women` for cases of rape
Philippine President Duterte blames `beautiful women` for cases of rape

The president's words today were not his first controversial comments about women. He was responding to the latest report of the Philippine National Police (PNP) where it said Davao City recorded the highest incidence of rape cases in the second quarter of 2018 with 42, followed by Quezon City with 41 cases, Manila with 32, Cagayan de Oro with 24...

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  • President Uhuru heads to Beijing for China-Africa Summit
President Uhuru heads to Beijing for China-Africa Summit

Chatting with newsmen shortly after Buhari and members of his entourage arrived Beijing , China for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold between September 3 and 4, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu averred that unlike the past Nigerian leaders, no world leader wou...

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  • U.S. stopped Coalition Support Funds not aid, says FM Qureshi
U.S. stopped Coalition Support Funds not aid, says FM Qureshi

In a new blow to deteriorating ties, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , who had an opportunity to authorise the said $300 million in CSF funds through this summer - if he saw concrete Pakistani actions to go after insurgents - chose not to do so, despite some US officials having held out the possibility that Islamabad could win back that support if...

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  • Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib
Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement earlier on Friday that the US sees Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's defense of a possible operation in the province of Idlib as an escalation of the conflict. Pope Francis on Sunday warned of a "human catastrophe" in the Syria's Idlib province, the last major rebel bastion which is...

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  • Suu Kyi should have 'resigned' over Myanmar crackdown: UN rights chief
Suu Kyi should have 'resigned' over Myanmar crackdown: UN rights chief

Hussein told the British public service broadcaster the Nobel laureate "was in a position to do something". "She could have stayed quiet - or even better, she could have resigned."There was no need for her to be the spokesperson of the Burmese military", he said, suggesting: "She could have said look, you know, I am prepared to be the nominal l...

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  • Balloon poking fun at Mayor Sadiq Khan flies over London
Balloon poking fun at Mayor Sadiq Khan flies over London

Mr Khan has appeared relaxed about the stunt, after defending a similarly huge balloon depicting a spray-tanned Donald Trump in a nappy which soared above the city during his first presidential trip to the UK. Others at the launch had "Trump 2020" T-shirts and banners in support of the American president. He added: "I think a certain amount of re...

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  • Dollar steadies as euro hit by US trade tariff concerns
Dollar steadies as euro hit by US trade tariff concerns

Global markets have gone into reverse since Bloomberg said that Trump wanted to impose the new levies on Chinese goods as soon as public consultation ends next week. The cautious market benefited the safe haven Japanese yen, which rose 0.6 percent on Thursday, its biggest daily rise in about six weeks. It is down nearly 10 percent this month.

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  • 2 stabbed in Amsterdam were Americans, officials say
2 stabbed in Amsterdam were Americans, officials say

The man, who was shot by police after he attacked the two tourists in the western tunnel under the station, made the claim during his first interview with the police, the statement said. Around 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam .info online travel guide. The man will appear...

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