Facebook Is Failing to Control Hate Speech Against the Rohingya in Myanmar, Report Finds

Despite pledging to tackle the issue, Facebook is failing to stem the tide of anti-Rohingya hate speech posted in Myanmar, where the social media giant is blamed for inciting ethnic violence. According to a Reuters investigation, more than 1,000 incendiary posts calling for Rohingya murders and even genocide were still live on the site as […]

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The U.S. Is Expanding Cambodia Visa Bans Over Last Month’s ‘Flawed’ Election

The U.S. announced new visa restrictions against Cambodian officials responsible for “anti-democratic” actions taken in the run-up to the country’s election last month, which was widely condemned by rights groups and international observers as flawed and illegitimate. The State Department said Wednesday that it was extending a previous round of travel bans passed against an […]

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At Least 48 Killed in Kabul by Suicide Bomber One Day After 30 Killed in Another Attack, Officials Say

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding 67 in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said. The bombing was the latest large-scale assault on Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted […]

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At Least 30 Killed in Taliban Fire Attack in Afghanistan, Officials Say

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen, officials said, as life gradually returned to normal on Wednesday in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive, days-long insurgent attack, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods. In Kabul, a […]

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Turkey Escalates Feud With U.S. By Increasing Tariffs on American Imports

(ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, including rice, cars, alcohol and coal — escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. The Turkish government said tariffs on American cars will be doubled to 120 percent while those on alcoholic […]

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British Media Say U.K. Parliament Crash Suspect is a Briton of Sudanese Origin

(LONDON) — British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed into cyclists and pedestrians. Local media on Wednesday identified the suspect as Salih Khater, a 29-year-old British citizen […]

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Dozens of Troops Killed by Taliban Attacks on Checkpoints in Afghanistan, Officials Say

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and police, officials said Wednesday, as life gradually returned to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive insurgent attack last week, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods. Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, […]

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China’s Top Buddhist Monk Has Resigned Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

One of China’s highest-ranking monks resigned as the president of the Buddhist Association of China Wednesday amid accusations of sexual harassment, as the #MeToo movement continues to gather momentum in the country. Shi Xuecheng has been under investigation by China’s National Religious Affairs Administration for alleged sexual harassment of six female monks. A 95-page PDF […]

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Narendra Modi Says India Will Send a Manned Flight Into Space by 2022

(NEW DELHI) — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence day celebrations. He said India will become the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to achieve the feat and its astronaut could be a man or a woman. […]

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