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UN Report Reflects Crimes against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Myanmar's government and its de-factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi have previously dismissed claims of rights abuses and insisted that the security forces follow the rule of law. Earlier, media reported that the government of Bangladesh had denied access to the "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" to dock at its port in Teknaf to distribute humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees in the country. Read More

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Trump's whirlwind start draws admiration on French far-right

That means a state with its own borders to guard, its own currency to spend, its own defense and its identity unchanged by immigrants, refugees and globalization. Emphasising France's Christian heritage, she said French people were "having ways of thinking imposed that are opposite to ours". "I want a more European defence, partnerships between France and Germany", he added. Read More

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Trump bullies major research university after protests

Trump bullies major research university after protests

Demonstrators took the campus by storm. Thursday evening, during his first major interview after UC Berkeley students rioted to prevent him from speaking, Milo Yiannopoulos visited Tucker Carlson's Fox News show live in studio. Federal funding contributed an estimated $200m (£160m) in student financial aid and generated $400m (£320m) in revenue from research contracts and grants in the 2015/16 financial year, the UC Berkeley said. Read More

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Trump White House Puts Iran 'On Notice'

Iranian parliamentary, diplomatic, intelligence and military officials held a joint meeting in Tehran on Wednesday in which they condemned foreign interference in the country's defence affairs, saying Iran's missile and defence programmes are not negotiable, the semi-official Fars news agency reported . Read More

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'My snake got stuck in my earlobe' - pet owner seeks hospital treatment

'My snake got stuck in my earlobe' - pet owner seeks hospital treatment

Turns out it wasn't Bart's smartest plan, because he got stuck halfway through, and Ashley had to go to the hospital to have him removed. "Now, believe it or not, I'm sitting here in the Emergency Room with Bart stuck in my f****** ear". Well, what do you do about a snake in your ear? "He acted like nothing even happened and was totally chill", she said. Her original post to Facebook has gone viral, generating over 32,000 shares and 23,000 likes. Read More

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Valls vs Hamon in French Socialists' presidential primary

Fillon, who won the conservative Republicans' nomination past year with promises to slash public spending and restore morality in politics, has insisted that his wife played a real role and complained he is the victim of a smear campaign. But he was not a party member, and spurned the Socialist primaries to stand at the head of his own centrist political movement. However, some poll scenarios have put Macron in the second round in Fillon's place, while others have him supplanting Le Pen. Read More

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EPA spokesman: No plan to take down climate webpages

The EPA, like the departments of the Interior and Agriculture, was instructed to stop tweeting , publishing press releases and talking to the news media, which Erickson said was not uncommon during presidential transitions. To that end, the agency's official policy is to "encourage publication and presentation of research findings in peer-reviewed, professional, or scholarly journals and at professional meetings". Read More

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Kim Jong Un touts North Korea construction as victory over sanctions

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a parade in Pyongyang, May 10, 2016. They have also defected to South Korea and remain under Seoul's protection. Discontent and corruption is making it increasingly hard for the regime to prevent information of the outside world from infiltrating the country. He called for continued worldwide sanctions on Pyongyang and publicity campaigns to spread external information in the North and encourage its citizens into "popular uprisings". Read More

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Emergency official: More storm deaths in Georgia

Emergency official: More storm deaths in Georgia

Rain and storms were moving into the state just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday, and the National Weather Service has already issued several warnings for storms in south and central Alabama early this morning. Swathes of the south-eastern United States have been hit by storms over the weekend. Flash flooding and strong winds were expected, possibly triggering mudslides along canyon roads, downed trees and scattered power outages, the NWS said. Read More

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Donald Trump revives ban funding groups performing abortions overseas

Donald Trump revives ban funding groups performing abortions overseas

President Donald Trump has put back into place a policy that bans USA government funds from going to organizations that support or promote abortions around the world. "It's telling that one of Trump's first executive actions combines two of his favorite things: silencing anyone who disagrees with him and repressing women", reproductive rights group NARAL said in a statement printed in Politico . Read More

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