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World 22 Jul 2019 | 5:15 PM

Japan officials hunt for reasons behind fire that killed 34

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese officials groped on Monday for answers to why a blaze tore through an animation company, amid reports that smoke spread so fast a majority of victims who tried to flee through a rooftop door could not open it in time to escape.

World 22 Jul 2019 | 9:19 PM

Philippines' Duterte defends China gambit in annual address

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defence of his relationship with China on Monday, insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation, but an avoidance of conflict.

World 23 Jul 2019 | 6:51 PM

Gambian army officer says ex-president Jammeh ordered journalist's death

BANJUL (Reuters) - A Gambian army officer has testified that he and two colleagues shot dead journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004 on orders from then- President Yahya Jammeh, providing the first direct account of the previously unexplained killing.

World 24 Jul 2019 | 12:59 PM

Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: think-tank

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighbouring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.

AseanPlus News 25 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Institute: Myanmar not prepared for Rohingya’s return

YANGON: Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighbouring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.

AseanPlus News 26 Jul 2019 | 1:41 AM

Chinese bullies in viral slapping video apologise to victim after police investigate

Sobbing teenager was taunted and slapped by four former friends in Jiangsu park Police say bullies’ parents paid compensation

Nation 28 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Treat them as citizens’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

World 28 Jul 2019 | 9:07 PM

Rohingya tell Myanmar they refuse to return without recognition

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation talks started.

World 29 Jul 2019 | 3:20 PM

Rights group accuses Bangladesh of torture; government says report baseless

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies have used systematic torture on detainees to stifle dissent, an international human rights group said on Monday in a report that the government dismissed as baseless.

World 29 Jul 2019 | 9:04 PM

Romania's top court overturns criminal code changes

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Constitutional Court on Monday struck down changes to the criminal code made by the ruling Social Democrats that would have halted many anti-graft cases in one of the European Union's most corrupt countries.