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  • In a “leap forward” N. Korea’s Kim Jong-un has agreed to permanently shut down a key facility for testing and launching missiles if the U.S. takes “reciprocal measures,” said the South’s President Moon Jae-in.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2018, 5:31 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Vinayak Das/flickr)

    In a landmark verdict, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalized gay sex, ruling that any discrimination based on sexual orientation is unconstitutional and amounts to a violation of fundamental rights.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 06, 2018, 8:52 AM EDT
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  • Two Reuters journalists were detained in Myanmar in December after reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

    Two Reuters journalists, who were detained in Myanmar in December after reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, have been awarded a jail term of seven years for violating a state secrets act.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 03, 2018, 7:17 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar's de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi has repeatedly defended the army over Rohingya crisis.

    In an interview, outgoing U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said that Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have stepped down over the mass killings of Rohingyas by the Burmese army.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2018, 7:10 AM EDT
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  • Imran Khan’s Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party may fall short of majority though.

    Pakistan’s charismatic ex-cricketer Imran Khan’s Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party looks set to win the highest number of seats in the election, which his rivals allege, are rigged by the country’s military establishment.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 26, 2018, 5:58 AM EDT
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  • Four boys were brought out from the cave in the first phase and sent for medical attention.

    The second phase of the rescue operation to extract eight boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand resumed on Monday, with the chief of mission assuring distressed parents of “good news in hours” ahead.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 09, 2018, 7:08 AM EDT
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  • (Source: https://www.unilad.co.uk)

    In a heart-rending turn of events, Saman Gunan, a former navy Seal involved in operations to rescue the Thai group trapped in a cave, died after losing consciousness in one of the passageways on Thursday.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 06, 2018, 8:06 AM EDT
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  • Rescue efforts are underway at unrelenting pace in northern Thailand.

    The provincial governor of Chiang Rai, the Thai state where 12 boys and their coach are trapped in a cave for 12 days, said the Navy SEALs could be forced to extract the group out today before an impending storm hits.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 05, 2018, 7:35 AM EDT
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  • (Source: AP Photo/Financial Express)

    The authorities have released a new video that shows trapped Thai boys in good health and “learning to dive” as rescuers race against time to free them amid warnings that a storm could “fully flood” the cave.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 04, 2018, 7:37 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP)

    Miraculously, twelve boys and their football coach, who went missing from a Thai cave, were found alive on the 10th day, however, the group may have to spend many more days in the dark cavern.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 03, 2018, 6:39 AM EDT
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