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UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the investigation. "It is important for us to see with...Show More Summary

Five things to know about hurricane-hit Dominica

The Caribbean island of Dominica, battered by Hurricane Maria Tuesday, was also struck by severe storms in 2015 and 1979. Here are some things know about the small nation. - "The Nature Island" - Not to be confused with the much larger...Show More Summary

One language, two audiences for Suu Kyi's first Rakhine speech

Big screens broadcast Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis nationwide as she tried to mollify the world without riling Myanmar's army or challenging longstanding prejudices -- but few could understand her clipped English....Show More Summary

Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone

Israel's military fired a Patriot missile on Tuesday to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights. The drone took off from a Damascus military airport before...Show More Summary

Ex-porn actor German spy guilty of trying to share state secrets

A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online. The 52-year-old named as Roque M., made...Show More Summary

Spain police launch graft probe in Catalan president's fiefdom

Spanish police carried out searches on Tuesday across Girona, a fiefdom of Catalonia's pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont, as part of probe into suspected graft at a local water company, police said. The operation comes amidShow More Summary

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle has claimed countless lives worldwide. A priest sprinkled holy water on the seven-metre tall...Show More Summary

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday. Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e,...Show More Summary

Protesters who set Paris police car ablaze go on trial

Nine men were to go on trial Tuesday over a dramatic attack on Paris police in which a patrol car was torched with two officers still inside it. Videos of the May 2016 assault, which have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on...Show More Summary

British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches

The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for another megastorm. "While Hurricane Maria may not be as strong...Show More Summary

Egypt's Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations....Show More Summary

Iraqi forces launch assault for last IS bastions in Anbar

Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units launched a dawn assault Tuesday against one of the Islamic State group's last bastions in the vast western province of Anbar bordering Syria. The Joint Operations Command, which is coordinating...Show More Summary

Philippines' Duterte facing 'Hunger Games' protests

Critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have adopted the three-finger salute from the hit "Hunger Games" films as a sign of resistance against his rule and drug war killings. The sign is in contrast to Duterte's own iconic gesture,...Show More Summary

Italy's populist 5-Stars to choose PM candidate

Italy's populist 5-Stars are ready to shoot for political gold: the anti-establishment movement will elect a candidate this week it hopes will make history by beating traditional parties to the top job. Hot favourite Luigi di Maio, 31,...Show More Summary

Bangladesh evicts Rohingya from roadside camps as space runs out

Bangladesh police Tuesday evicted Muslim Rohingya refugees from overcrowded roadside camps and farmland as aid groups scrambled to find emergency shelter for tens of thousands living outdoors in squalid conditions. Around 421,000 Rohingya...Show More Summary

Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan

A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company...Show More Summary

Five key dates in the Rohingya crisis

The Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily as new arrivals from Myanmar join more than 410,000 from the Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter. Here areShow More Summary

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Sri Lanka's ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military. The war-time general, who is now minister of regional...Show More Summary

Front row for N. Korea, beef for lunch: a look at the UN gathering

It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship: the UN General Assembly kicks off on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body. HereShow More Summary

World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off

World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations on Tuesday, eager to hear US President Donald Trump deliver his maiden address amid global anxiety over North Korea and Iran. Trump takes the podium at the General Assembly...Show More Summary

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