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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.


Lightning kills 10 persons in Bangladesh

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured by lightning during a tropical storm in two districts of Bangladesh on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 0:15:20

13 people killed in car crash in Mozambique

Thirteen passengers died and six others were seriously injured when a collided with a minibus on Saturday morning in the Manhiça district of Maputo province, southern Mozambique.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:38:08

Iran seizes foreign fishing boat in southern waters

Iran seized a foreign fishing boat in the Persian Gulf on Saturday for illegally entering the country's territorial waters, Press TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:37:48

US welcomes Russian visitors: ambassador

The United States is not canceling visa programs for Russians, instead it wants as many Russians as possible to visit the country, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:37:21

Iraq's KRG denies reports of postponing independent referendum

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied the reports over postponing the Kurdish independence referendum in the semi-autonomous region, confirming that the referendum would be held as scheduled on Sept. 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:36:32

China's Belt and Road Initiative contributes to realizing dream of Asian Century: Nepali experts

China's Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to realizing the dream of the Asian Century through enhancing regional economic integration, Nepali experts said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 23:36:03

6.2-magnitude quake hits Mexico -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted southeastern Mexico on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 22:12:18

New Zealand's elections yield no clear winner as tally nearly ends

New Zealand's parliamentary elections on Saturday yield no clear winner as tally ends before mid-night, leaving the third largest party with 7.5 percent of the votes the kingmaker.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 21:04:59

US says election systems of 21 states hacked, Russia targeted again

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday notified the chief election officer or secretaries of state in 21 states that hackers targeted their states' election systems before last year's US presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 21:04:25

Iran "successfully" launches ballistic missile: Press TV

Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, Press TV reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 21:02:52

Canada to impose sanctions on 40 Venezuelans, including President Maduro

The Canadian foreign affairs ministry Friday announced sanctions on 40 Venezuelans, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 18:44:16

Major fire breaks out at commercial building in India's Mumbai

A major fire broke out at a three-storey commercial building in India's financial capital Mumbai on Saturday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 18:43:26

High-speed passenger train derails in northern India

A high-speed passenger train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, railway officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 18:41:40