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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.


Germans voting to pick new parliament as Merkel seeks 4th term

More than 61 million German voters were called to cast ballots on Sunday to pick their Bundestag, or federal parliament, on which a new government will be formed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 22:19:51

TURNOUT OF GERMAN GENERAL ELECTION STANDS AT 41.1 PCT BY 1200 GMT, SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN IN 2013

TURNOUT OF GERMAN GENERAL ELECTION STANDS AT 41.1 PCT BY 1200 GMT, SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN IN 2013
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 22:15:52

35,000 evacuated as highest volcano alert issued in Indonesia's Bali

The number of people fleeing home has significantly risen to nearly 35,000 after the volcano alert status was raised to the highest level in the Bali resort island of Indonesia, a senior official said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 20:54:00

Germany's polling day as it happens

In the morning drizzle, an Iranian-German dentist walked out of the polling station No. 427 located next to the town hall of Berlin's ethnically-diversified quarter Wedding district, and took a picture of the polling station from outside.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 20:52:50

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.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 20:27:57

Iran, Turkey launch war games ahead of Iraqi Kurdish vote

Iranian forces have launched war games near the border with Iraq's Kurdistan region, a day before a Kurdish independence referendum, Iranian State broadcaster IRIB reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 19:55:34

UAE strives to become world's best, most advanced state

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is striving hard via global cooperation to become "the best and most advanced country in the world," said an e-mailed government statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 19:55:14

Germans start voting for new parliament as Merkel seeks 4th term

More than 61 million German voters were called to cast ballots on Sunday to pick their Bundestag, or federal parliament, on which a new government will be formed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 18:04:16

US warns citizens of unrest in Iraq during Kurdish referendum

The US embassy in Iraq on Sunday has limited the movement of its personnel and citizens for the impending referendum on independence in northern Iraq, in particular in the disputed areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 17:54:25

Germans start to vote for new parliament as Merkel bids for 4th term

More than 61 million German voters were called to cast ballots on Sunday to pick their Bundestag, or federal parliament, on which a new government will be formed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 15:02:09

Bomb attack rocks Afghan capital: witnesses

A bomb attack rocked western side of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, with unknown casualties, witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 15:01:44

More explosive devices uncovered in Myanmar northern state

Seven more improvised explosive devices have been uncovered by Myanmar security forces in a village in Yathedaung township of Rakhine state, but were deactivated with no injury, Myanmar News Agency reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 10:03:43

Third round of NAFTA talk kicks off in Ottawa

The third round of North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations started on Saturday with attendance of chief negotiators from Canada, the US and Mexico.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 7:44:57