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Satire gone too far?


Cartoons targeting Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in Buddhist majority Myanmar, where public opinion on the country’s refugee and humanitarian crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.

Satire gone too far?

Cartoons targeting Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in Buddhist majority Myanmar, where public opinion on the country’s refugee and humanitarian crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.

Life of a ‘decader’

Accused murderer Manuel Cerna has been languishing in a Philippine jail for 15 years without a verdict, one of the countless inmates enduring interminable trials that are expected to get longer as an unrelenting drug war overwhelms the courts.


10th Pink Ribbon Charity Walk held in Switzerland

People participate in the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sept. 24, 2017. Approximately 5,000 participants took part in the 10th Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on Sunday to ...

Sharing the grief

Rescue workers embrace each other deeply affected by a seismic alert sounded in Mexico City on Saturday, four days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico.


Police colonel questioned in connection with Yingluck Shinawatra's escape

A police colonel was questioned on Thursday for being suspected to have helped Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country in the face of a suspended court verdict last month, police said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 13:57:32

Russia to complete chemical weapons destruction by end of September

Russia may completely destroy its chemical weapons by the end of September, a Russian official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 13:55:57

Trump's "America first" agenda may undermine US global influence

US President Donald Trump plans to reduce US contributions to the United Nations in a bid to push his "America first" policy, a move experts said may undermine Washington's influence around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 13:55:34

China, Russia, South Korea urge caution with DPRK at UN assembly

The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly glided past the halfway mark on Thursday with speakers from China, Russia and South Korea, three front-row nations of the Korean Peninsula nuclear crisis, urging caution and diplomacy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:17:51

9 elephants electrocuted in northwestern Botswana

At least nine stray elephants have been electrocuted after knocking down a power line in Botswana, the country's environment minister has confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:16:38

Sudanese president urges Darfur citizens to surrender weapons

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir urged on Thursday the citizens of Darfur region to voluntarily surrender their weapons to the government before the government begins collecting them forcibly.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:14:18

Military drills to push Russia-NATO relations to new low

The week-long Russia-Belarus joint military drills Zapad-2017 (West-2017) ended Wednesday, and yet anxious speculations around them from western countries are still continuing to hover.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 11:05:09

Dominica PM confirms at least 15 killed in hurricane Maria attack

Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica confirmed on Thursday that at least 15 people were killed and some 20 were missing when the hurricane Maria attacked the country on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:54:43

Sacrifice ceremony for late Thai king held in Bangkok

Thai army officers pull the royal chariot during a sacrifice ceremony ahead of the royal funeral for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, Sept. 21, 2017. A royal funeral for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected late October, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:49:13

Indian firing kills 4 Pakistani civilians: army

The Pakistan army has said that at least four civilians were killed in Indian firing along the Working Boundary in eastern Punjab province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:38:00

US Marine Corps will soon get first female Infantry Officer

The US Marine Corps is expected to assign its first female infantry officer next week, the service said in a statement Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:25:10

Dominica PM confirms at least 15 killed in hurricane Maria attack

Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica confirmed on Thursday that at least 15 people were killed and some 20 were missing when the hurricane Maria attacked the country on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:24:18

US court upholds murder conviction of former policeman based on hearsay testimony

The Supreme Court of US state Illinoison on Thursday upheld murder conviction of Drew Peterson, a former police officer, in the death of his third wife, based on hearsay testimony instead of witness' direct knowledge.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:22:24