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Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims

Myanmar army rejects UN Rohingya abuse claims Image copyright Reuters Image caption Myanmar's government sees the Rohingya as immigrants and denies them citizenship Myanmar's military has rejected allegations by the United Nations that it committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. Some 65,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh …

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Bahrain police ‘open fire on sit-in’ around Shia cleric’s home

Bahrain police 'open fire on sit-in' around Shia cleric's home Image copyright AFP Image caption Last June, the authorities stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini citizenship Bahraini police have opened fire during a raid on a sit-in near the home of the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom's most prominent Shia cleric, …

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Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the gang's alleged operatives were young women who had little option but to take part, say police Munich police say they have broken up a huge burglary clan which they estimate may have been …

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Trump ‘to do everything’ for Middle East peace

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump says he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will "do everything" to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. In a meeting with …

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Trump meets Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

Trump meets Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump is hoping for a "fruitful" meeting US President Donald Trump is meeting the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, on the final day of his visit to the Middle East. Israel and the Palestinians …

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Haitians who came after earthquake granted six-month extension

Haitians who came after earthquake granted six-month extension Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parishioners in the Little Haiti neighbourhood in Miami, which hosts a large Haitian community The Trump administration has granted a six-month extension to nearly 60,000 Haitians who were offered temporary protection in the US after a …

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