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All eyes on Suu Kyi as Myanmar leader breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is poised Tuesday to break her near-silence on communal violence scorching through Rakhine state, in a televised speech on a Rohingya refugee crisis that has shocked the world and prompted the UN to accuse the country's army of ethnic cleansing. Show More Summary

Poland's leader condemns anti-Semitism, praises Israel

The powerful head of Poland's governing right-wing party denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel at a ceremony Monday honouring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, widely regarded as Poland's de facto decision-maker,...Show More Summary

Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

Tunisia has indefinitely postponed its first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the electoral commission said Monday. The announcement came after a meeting between representatives of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, President Beji Caid Essebsi and party heads. Show More Summary

Togo ruling party calls rally to drown out opposition

Togo's ruling presidential party on Monday urged supporters to take to the streets to coincide with planned opposition demonstrations against the slow pace of political reform. Georges Kwawu Aidam, the first vice-president of the Union...Show More Summary

Dutch troops fail to stop looting after Irma: island leader

The leader of the Dutch side of the island of St. Martin on Monday accused troops deployed from the Netherlands of doing nothing to stop looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a Dutch newspaper reported. "The curfew that was put...Show More Summary

Russia court rejects family bid for files on vanished diplomat Wallenberg

A Russian court on Monday rejected a bid by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to force the FSB security service to release details on his death in a Soviet jail. Wallenberg used his diplomatic powers to help thousands of Jews flee Nazi-controlled Hungary during World War II and has been compared to Germany's Oskar Schindler. Show More Summary

Ex-Norway cop gets 21 years for helping smuggle tons of hash

A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a former top police officer to 21 years in prison for allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country over nearly a decade. Eirik Jensen, who was in charge of fighting organised...Show More Summary

Turkey again summons German envoy in growing spat

Turkey on Monday summoned the German ambassador for the second time in just three days, Turkish diplomatic sources said, as an intensifying bilateral crisis showed no sign of ending. Germany ambassador Martin Erdmann had already been...Show More Summary

Shock in suburbia for neighbours of London blast suspect

Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall. Residents of Sunbury-on-ThamesShow More Summary

After poll boost, German populists AfD attack Islam

Germany's right-wing populist AfD party ramped up attacks Monday against immigration and Islam as its poll ratings jumped in the final stretch of election campaigning, while Chancellor Angela Merkel's party dipped. The Muslim religion...Show More Summary

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end. Yemen, where a multinational conflict has causedShow More Summary

Carbon 'budget' may be bigger than thought: study

An ambitious goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still within reach, said researchers Monday who calculated humanity may have a larger allowable "budget" for burning carbon than previously thought. While this amounted...Show More Summary

Iceland sets October 28 election date after coalition collapses

Iceland's president agreed on Monday to dissolve parliament and set new legislative elections for October 28 after the collapse of the country's centre-right government. "I've accepted the prime minister's proposal to dissolve parliament...Show More Summary

'Ridiculous' if Trump doesn't back two-state solution: Palestinian official

A senior Palestinian official said Monday it would be "utterly ridiculous" if Donald Trump did not commit to the two-state solution, ahead of a meeting between the US president and Mahmud Abbas. Trump is due to meet Abbas on Wednesday before the Palestinian president's address to the United Nations General Assembly the same day. Show More Summary

France warns on Iran, N. Korea ahead of UN assembly

France on Monday warned that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal was "essential" to prevent other countries from seeking nuclear weapons as world leaders gathered at the United Nations. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also told reporters...Show More Summary

Model Ratajkowski blasts French magazine for slimming her curves

The US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has called out a French magazine for reducing her lips and breasts in a photograph for an interview which deals with the discrimination she says she has faced for "being too sexy". "I was extremely...Show More Summary

Cyclist jailed for 18 months for killing pedestrian in UK

A British cyclist who hit and killed a pedestrian and was convicted under a 19th-century law for drivers of horse-drawn carriages was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison. Charlie Alliston, a former courier who was 18 at the time of the accident in London last year, was riding a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes. Show More Summary

Ex-Trump aide Flynn raises money for legal costs

The family of former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn has launched a defense fund to raise money for mounting legal costs in the sprawling Russia election interference probe. Flynn, who advised President Donald Trump's...Show More Summary

Banksy honours Basquiat with new London murals

Two new murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London in tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat ahead of a new exhibition celebrating the US artist's work. One of the artworks shows a scarecrow figure, similar to Basquiat's 1982 piece "Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump", being searched by two police officers. Show More Summary

At UN, countries launch push to end trade in torture goods

About 60 countries led by the European Union on Monday will launch a bid at the United Nations to end the trade in goods like electro-shock batons and lethal drugs used to carry out torture and death sentences. The campaign has in its...Show More Summary

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