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Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

BANGKOK — Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were started by members of …

Mexico earthquake death toll stands at 273

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s foreign minister announced that the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico has risen to 273, the nation’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said there were many collapsed buildings and injured people in the capital, Mexico City, and …

Bomb kills 4 soldiers, wounds 6 in southern Thailand

HAT YAI, Thailand — A roadside bomb killed four army rangers and wounded five other rangers and a civilian Friday in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south, police said. Pol. Col. Mana Daechawarit of the Sai Buri district police station in Pattani province said the soldiers were on a morning patrol in Pattani province when the pickup truck …

Former Australian prime minister says he was head butted

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation’s same-sex marriage debate after predecessor Tony Abbott said he was head-butted by a gay rights advocate and sustained a swollen lip. Abbott said he was attacked in the Tasmania state capital Hobart on Thursday as he walked with a staffer to his …

For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — Children make up about 60 per cent of more than 420,000 people who have poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks — Rohingya Muslims fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar. They have seen family members killed and homes set on fire. They have known fear and terror. And they …

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as “deranged” and warning he will “pay dearly” for his threat to “totally …

Text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s response to Trump

In a rare if not unprecedented move, North Korea released a statement directly from its leader in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism in his speech to the United Nations earlier this week. The response, transmitted by North Korea’s state news agency KCNA, reads as follows: Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the …

Family of black man killed by Indianapolis police sue city

INDIANAPOLIS — The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by Indianapolis police during a traffic stop is suing the city, its police department and two officers, alleging excessive force. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that Aaron Bailey’s constitutional rights were violated when the two officers fired on him June 29. It contends …

Vegas police change neck restraint policy after man’s death

LAS VEGAS — Police in Las Vegas have changed use-of-force policies to stop routine use of neck restraints that render people unconscious after the death of a man and findings that a department-taught technique was used 632 times over a decade, officials said Thursday. The revision to the use-of-force rules followed the death in May …

Protesters ejected from Turkish president’s New York speech

NEW YORK — A demonstrator who got up and shouted “Terrorist!” at Turkey’s president during a speech at a hotel on Thursday was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall as others in the emotional crowd pushed, shoved and shouted.—It happened at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square while Turkish President Recep …

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