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Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine - residents

YANGON - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbors in a western Myanmar village, residents say, ...

- Reuters - US

U.S.-led strikes kill more than 170 Raqqa civilians, monitor, sources say

AMMAN - More than 170 civilians have been killed by U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State in Raqqa city in the past week, a spike in casualties since an ...

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Another week without Faith in Parliament

Another week will go by without Minister of Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi having to account to Parliament for the public funds ...

- News24.com - ZA

Saudi crown prince discusses Mideast peace with U.S. officials

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's crown prince met senior U.S. officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts ...

- Reuters - US

Afghan leaders welcome US strategy for Afghanistan

Afghan leaders welcome US strategy for Afghanistan...

- MENAFN - JO

Review: 'The Room of Fire' is a dark and violent book

"The Room of White Fire" , by T. Jefferson ParkerRoland Ford is a private investigator who excels at finding missing people. He's also a former police ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Safe protests and uncomfortable conversations

Boston avoided violence at its free speech' rally on Saturday by keeping right-wing organizers and counterdemonstrators strictly separate. Boston ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Traveller24.com | ALERT: SAA cancels Hong Kong flights due to bad weather

SAA says bad weather caused by Typhoon Hato has resulted in flight cancellations.

- News24.com - ZA

Remains of 'some' sailors found on U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in collision

Divers had been sent into the sealed compartments of the USS John S. McCain.

- Washington Post - US

African countries move to protect children exposed to mercury

Gold mining in African countries takes place in unlicensed or small scale mines, where thousands of children work in hazardous conditions and end up ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Remains found in search for missing US sailors

Wider search for 10 sailors missing after US warship's collision with tanker to continue, as some remains are found.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble

Three boys are pulled alive from rubble on the island of Ischia, after a major tremor killed two women.

- BBC - UK

Muslim 'instant divorce' unconstitutional, India's Supreme Court rules

India's Supreme Court declared Islam's "instant divorce" practice unconstitutional on Tuesday after decades of campaigns by women's groups.

- UPI - US

No decision yet on size of U.S. troop increase in Afghanistan: Mattis

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more U.S. troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense ...

- Reuters - US

Democrats have started preparing for a 2020 election that doesn't include Trump

President Trump has been campaigning for his re-election since not long after his inauguration, but the Democratic National Committee, like Sen. Susan ...

- The Week - US

Some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

One body found in compartment of warship after collision

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Barcelona suspect tells court bigger attack was planned

One of the suspected members in attacks in Spain told a court in Madrid on Tuesday bigger terrorism was planned.

- UPI - US

In Afghanistan, Trump learns winning is not so easy

- CNN Top Stories - US

Baby rescued from rubble after deadly Italy quake

Cheers erupted when firefighters pulled this 7-month-old baby out from the rubble after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake on the Italian island of Ischia, ...

- USA TODAY - US

Divers Discover Remains of Sailors in U.S. Ship

At least one body and other unidentified remains have been found, as the search for 10 missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain extends into a ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Body found in search for missing USS John S. McCain sailors

The remains of some missing Navy sailors have been found in a compartment of the USS John S. McCain, a US commander has said. Ten sailors went missing ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

1,000 lies and counting: Fact checker catalogs astonishing number of Trump untruths in just 7 months

President Donald Trump has a well earned reputation as someone who exaggerates, fabricates, and flat-out lies to advance his personal ambitions. ...

- The Raw Story - US

Doctrinaire politicians are winning on social media

If you're a politician looking to build up your social media following, your best bet is to avoid the political center. That's the conclusion of a new ...

- The Week - US

India already gives Afghanistan billions in aid. Now Trump says India must 'help us more.'

In Afghanistan speech, Trump takes a swipe at its natural ally,' India.

- Washington Post - US

Future USS Portland completes trials ahead of spring 2018 commissioning

A new San Antonio-class Amphibious Transport Dock has completed U.S. Navy testing.

- UPI - US

North Korea's latest threat to South Korea, U.S.: 'Merciless retaliation'

Pyongyang views the annual drills as a rehearsal for an invasion.         

- USA TODAY - US

Spain terror attack suspects appear in court

Spain terror attack suspects appear in court...

- MENAFN - JO

'We don't know he's going to make it 4 years': Morning Joe panel agrees GOP needs 'soft landing' for Trump

A “Morning Joe” panel discussed the possibility that President Donald Trump will face a primary challenge , or possibly decide not to seek ...

- The Raw Story - US

What an Afghan Victory Looks Like Under the Trump Plan

The mantra has long been that peace is the only solution in Afghanistan. But the Taliban, more tenacious after 16 years, is showing no interest.

- New York Times - US

News24.com | Manyi: 'No jobs on the line at ANN7, The New Age'

Staff at former Gupta owned ANN7 and The New Age are reportedly upbeat following news of a takeover by former government spin doctor Mzwanele Manyi.

- News24.com - ZA

Jewish Senate candidate's Twitter hacked, shows David Duke likes

Jewish Republican candidate for US Senate discovers Twitter account hacked after it shows her liking posts by former KKK leader David Duke.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Catalan regional police are investigating an incident in a town west of Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain " Catalan regional police are investigating an incident in a town west of Barcelona.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hundreds dead, more than 24M affected by floods

More than 700 people are believed to have been killed in massive floods and landslides that have rocked Bangladesh, India and Nepal this month, aid ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Migrant family in Germany names daughter after Angela Merkel

BERLIN " Meet one of Germany's newest residents: Angela Merkel Muhammed.The little girl was born last week to a migrant couple who fled Syria's bloody ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

George and Amal Clooney donate $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center after Charlottesville

George and Amal Clooney's Clooney Foundation for Justice has donated $1 million to fight hate groups in the U.S. after violent protests in ...

- The Week - US

Trump's Afghan strategy hailed in Kabul, GOP ranks; Dems skeptical

The Afghan government and Republicans lauded President Trump's shift in the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, but Democrats cast doubt on its chances for ...

- UPI - US

Cosby back in court with new legal team for sex assault trial

Bill Cosby was due back in court on Tuesday to seek a judge's approval to have a lawyer who successfully defended the late singer Michael ...

- The Raw Story - US

Police find headless torso in search for journalist believed killed on submarine

An inventor charged in the death of a journalist on his personal submarine has admitted she died on board "and that he consequently buried her at sea" ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Sport24.co.za | Injury niggles for Blue Bulls

The Blue Bulls have a few injury concerns following their Currie Cup loss to the Free State Cheetahs.

- News24.com - ZA

Iraqi forces gain ground on ISIL in Tal Afar offensive

Military advances in the ongoing offensive come as Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit in Iraq.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Buddhists blockading Rohingya in western Myanmar, residents say

Monitors and aid workers worry that violence could erupt in an area where the two communities live side-by-side in much larger numbers

- The Globe and Mail - CA

German police confiscate thousands of Donald Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

Around 5,000 ecstasy pills shaped to resemble US President Donald Trump's head have been secured by Osnabrück police. With a promise to "make ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Police say most victims were sex workers who had been raped and strangled.

- BBC - UK

Dan Rather: Trump's Afghanistan plan means US will 'continue to spend and bleed' with 'no end in sight'

President Donald Trump's speech on Afghanistan was well received by hawks within the Republican Party, but other pundits from across the political ...

- The Raw Story - US

Afghan Leader Welcomes Expanded U.S. Military Role

President Ashraf Ghani praises the Trump administration's new approach in Afghanistan, while Pakistani officials say Trump was wrong to blame their ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Torso may belong to Swedish journalist who died after submarine ride: police

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with killing Kim Wall

- The Globe and Mail - CA

U.S. students get different Civil War lessons depending on where they live

Some schools emphasize states' rights in addition to slavery, while others highlight the battlefield acumen of Confederate commanders

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Berlin school installs anti-prostitute fence

A construction boom is pushing sex workers into the sidestreets and onto the doorsteps of schools. One school is fed up with its premises being ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Venezuela's top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

BOGOTA - Venezuela's top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled the socialist country last week, has left Colombia for Brazil, Colombia's migration agency ...

- Reuters - US

Barcelona terror attack: Locals lead police to van driver

The driver of a van who careened through throngs of revellers in a tourist zone in Barcelona last week was shot dead by police on a quiet country road ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ