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Rohingya refugees found abandoned in Thai forest

More than a dozen Muslim Rohingya refugees abandoned by human traffickers have been found in a forest area of southern Thailand, local Thai police officials say. Thai Police captain Panuwat Chomyong said the refugees, including several children, were found during the early hours of Wednesday in the southern province of Chumpon, adding, “Fourteen ...

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Obama urged to boost military ops in South China Sea

US Republican congressmen have urged President Barack Obama to order more military operations near disputed territories in the South China Sea, despite China’s earlier condemnation of the US militarization of the region. The US Navy has increased its sailing near disputed islands as part of its so-called “freedom of navigation” ...

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‘Nothing in prospect’ to change US hostility towards Iran

The nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers has failed to end the United States “long-standing hostility” towards Iran, an activist says. In an interview Wednesday, Chicago-based author and radio host, Stephen Lendman, was commenting on remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in regard ...

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Trump pledges to rout ISIL very quickly

US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has promised to demolish the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group if he claims victory in America’s November 8 election. In a Wednesday speech outlining his “America first” foreign policy, Trump said in Washington that ISIL’s “days are numbered” and that he would eradicate the notorious ...

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Fmr. House speaker gets jail time over sexual abuse

Former US House speaker Dennis Hastert faces time behind bars for paying to cover up his sexual abuse of some high school wrestlers decades ago. Hastert was convicted of financial crimes over payments to one of his victims and sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday. The federal judge ...

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Iraq bans Al Jazeera news network over violation of guidelines

Iraqi officials have revoked the operating license of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network and closed its bureau in the capital, Baghdad, over its violation of government guidelines. In a Wednesday letter to the controversial satellite network, Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) said it was revoking the license that ...

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Bahrain court sentences 8 people to life in jail

Bahrain has sentenced eight people to life in jail over their alleged role in plotting acts of “terrorism” and violence against security forces in two separate cases. The Bahraini criminal court Wednesday found three defendants guilty of detonating an explosive device that wounded a police man and damaged police vehicles in a ...

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