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UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have...
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Ten Germans indicted for manslaughter in Love Parade stampede Love Parade

BERLIN: German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have indicted 10 people on charges including involuntary manslaughter over a mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival nearly four years a



Salvadoran castaway in emotional reunion with family

SAN SALVADOR: A castaway who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific was reunited with his parents and teenage daughter after receiving a hero’s welcome on his return home to El Salvador.



Philippines recovers $29m from Marcos accounts

MANILA: The Philippine government has recovered more than $29 million from the Swiss accounts of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the search for more of his hidden wealth continues 28 years after



Chrysler recalls 8,000 vans with acceleration problem

NEW YORK: US automaker Chrysler is recalling about 8,000 large vans due to a problem with the acceleration pedal that can limit driver control and increase the chance of an accident.



Cluster bombs used in South Sudan: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS, United States: UN leader Ban Ki-moon condemned Wednesday what he said was the use of cluster bombs in the war in South Sudan.



Amnesty: Muslim exodus in CAR is ethnic cleansing

DAKAR, Senegal: Amnesty International is warning that the exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from Central African Republic amounts to ethnic cleansing.



Pakistan: Militants kill 9 anti-Taleban militiamen

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Militants killed nine members of an anti-Taleban militia on Wednesday in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, police said.



Afghanistan halts suspected reconstruction of ancient Buddhas

KABUL: Afghanistan has halted conservation work at a site once occupied by ancient Buddha statues destroyed by the Taleban because the team involved is suspected of secretly trying to rebuild one of t



C.Africa leader wants to ‘go to war’ against anti-balaka militias

MBAIKI, Central African Republic: The new president of the restive Central African Republic, Catherine Samba Panza, said Wednesday she wants to “go to war” against self-defense militias



India keeps railway fares, freight rates on hold ahead of polls

NEW DELHI: India left train fares and freight rates unchanged in its interim railway budget, as politicians try to please voters and manufacturing companies ahead of national elections due in the n

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