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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.


London transport authority won't renew Uber licence

The car hiring app firm Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 22:02:46

Israeli rockets hit military post near Damascus airport: media

Two rockets believed to have been fired by Israeli jets outside the Syrian airspace targeted the vicinity of the Damascus international airport at dawn Friday, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:26:30

4 dead, 15 missing after refugee boat sinks in Black Sea

At least 4 refugees drowned and 15 others went missing early Friday when their boat capsized off the Turkish coast in the Black Sea, the Turkish Coast Guard said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:25:59

Over 15 children injured in school bus accident in western India

More than 15 students have been injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:24:55

S. Korea says to seek fundamental solution if DPRK stops provocation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that his country would be able to seek a fundamental solution for the denuclearized Korean Peninsula if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) stops provocation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:20:23

Erdogan, Trump meet over Kurdish referendum in New York

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump met over the independence referendum proposed by the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in New York, the Turkish presidency said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:18:56

Cabinet of Japanese PM endorses plan to convene extra Diet session

The Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally announced on Friday the ruling coalition's plan to convene an extraordinary Diet session on Sept. 28, the outset of which will likely see Abe dissolve the lower house for a snap election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 18:15:07

Major fire breaks out at residential building near India's Mumbai

A major fire broke out at a residential building near India's financial capital Mumbai Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:50:39

Several children injured in school bus accident in western India

Several children have been injured after their school bus overturned in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:50:20

5.5-magnitude quake hits 107km SW of El Dorado, Mexico -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted 107km SW of El Dorado, Mexico at 05:33:48 GMT on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:49:45

Afghan forces ambush kills 12 militants in southern Kandahar region

Up to 12 militants were killed as police ambushed a group of Taliban fighters in the southern Kandahar province on Friday, provincial police chief Abdul Razeq said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:48:31

Aftermath of 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico City

Image taken on Sept. 21, 2017 shows tools used in the search for survivors in the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City, capital of Mexico. The death toll from Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in central Mexico has climbed to 273, the government said on Thursday. Half of those deaths occurred in the capital Mexico City, where nearly 40 buildings collapsed, and the remainder in surrounding and nearby states.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:38:31

S.Korea calls for unified voice against protectionism at Asia-Europe meeting

South Korea's trade minister on Friday called for a unified voice against protectionism on the second day of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) economic ministers' meeting hosted by the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:03:17