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GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for orchestrating the gravest crimes under law, U.N. investigators said on Monday. Christopher Sidoti, Marzuki Darusman and Radhika Coomaraswamy, members of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s new prime minister toured drought-hit farms on Monday to show voters after a week of turmoil the government was back to work, but a leading opinion poll showed it now faces an even greater chance of electoral defeat after changing leaders. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and National Drought Coordinator Major-General
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A referendum vote on seven anti-corruption measures failed to meet quorum in Colombia on Sunday, nullifying the results even though each of the measures, including a reduction in lawmakers’ salaries and term limits for public posts, got at least 99 percent support. Electoral officials count ballots after tables closed during the seven-question
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(Reuters) – North Korea’s state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the United States of “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, after Washington abruptly canceled a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Negotiations have been all but deadlocked since U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombians are voting on seven anti-corruption measures in a referendum on Sunday, including a reduction in lawmakers’ salaries and term limits for public posts, as graft scandals continue to spark outrage. A man votes in a seven-question referendum on anti-corruption measures in Bogota, Colombia August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez As security in
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HARARE (Reuters) – Emmerson Mnangagwa took the oath as Zimbabwe’s president in front of a stadium crowd on Sunday after a divisive election, as U.S. observers of that vote questioned the country’s democratic credentials. FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe,
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(Reuters) – Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Syria on Sunday for meetings with “senior defense and military officials” according to the Tasnim news agency. FILE PHOTO: Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami delivers a speech during the annual Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) in Moscow, Russia April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Iranian forces
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GENEVA/CARACAS (Reuters) – The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a “crisis moment” comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. Venezuelan migrants wait to pass the Binational Border Service Center of Peru at the border with Ecuador, in Tumbes, Peru August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Douglas
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CURITIBA/RECIFE (Reuters) – It is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the country’s former president, is receiving visitors to plot his political future. Adinaldo Aparecido Batista a supporter of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva chants “Good morning, President Lula” in front
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CANBERRA (Reuters) – The Australian lawmaker vying to oust Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was on Friday declared eligible to remain in parliament by the country’s senior legal adviser, removing one obstacle to him contesting an expected leadership ballot later in the day. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts during a media conference at Parliament House
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – An opposition Ugandan lawmaker was charged with treason on Thursday over his alleged role in the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy this month. Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July
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CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s tenure looked doomed on Thursday with his government adjourning parliament to struggle with an internecine leadership battle which saw ministers desert Turnbull and call for a second leadership vote. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia,
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LONDON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trump’s security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions. FILE PHOTO – Iranian cleric Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami delivers a sermon during Friday prayers
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