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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.


Merkel seeks 4th term as German leader

Germans voting in a general election on Sunday were expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party is tipped to make history by winning its first seats in the national parliament.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 23:18:40

Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after latest missile test

US President Donald Trump gave a stark warning Saturday that cast growing uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal clinched with Iran would survive after the Islamic republic tested a new medium-range missile.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 23:13:40

Puerto Rico reels from Maria

A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the US territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/24 23:13:40

UK’s Davis dismisses reports of Brexit bill

Brexit negotiator David Davis on Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a 40 billion pound ($54 billion) divorce bill on leaving the EU.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 23:13:40

Two-thirds of Japanese voters oppose snap plan

Almost two-thirds of Japanese voters are opposed to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling a snap election, a Kyodo news agency survey showed on Sunday, a day before the Japanese leader is expected to announce an October vote.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 23:13:39

First refugees leave detention center in PNG enroute to US

Refugees have left one of Australia's offshore detention centers on Sunday for the US, an asylum seeker and a refugee advocate said, as part of a swap brokered by former US president Barack Obama last year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/24 22:58:39

Bangladesh authorities impose mobile phone ban on Rohingya

Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 22:57:55

Peace at last

A victim of the Colombian conflict takes part in a reconciliation act with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in Granada, Colombia on Saturday. The UN confirmed Saturday that all weapons previously owned by the FARC were delivered and later destroyed as part of the peace agreement in Colombia.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 22:57:54

Trump pushes senators on health bill

US President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/24 22:57:54

Bali on high alert as tens of thousands flee volcano

More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 22:53:39

Hopes for finding Mexico quake survivors fading after the 6th day

Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/24 22:53:39

Trump clashes with sports world

US President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the US national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/24 22:48:39

Mercifully large celebration

“Castellers” perform a human tower during the traditional La Mercè Festival at the Saint Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday. La Mercè is an annual festival of the city of Barcelona which has been officially celebrated since 1871, when the local government first organized special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy.
Source: IC | 2017/9/24 22:48:39