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World 03 Jul 2019 | 2:58 AM

U.N. investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.

World 02 Jul 2019 | 10:08 PM

Romania finds 'many' more human remains near site of Jewish mass grave

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Archaeologists have unearthed "many human remains" in northeast Romania near an area where in 2010 they discovered a mass grave for more than 100 Jews killed by Romanian troops during World War Two, military prosecutors said on Tuesday.

TECH 02 Jul 2019 | 12:24 PM

UN draft text on digital rights ducks call for spyware moratorium

UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.

World 21 Jul 2019 | 5:20 PM

New Zealanders hand over 10,000-plus guns and weapons parts in buy-back scheme

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealanders have handed over more than 10,000 guns, weapons parts and accessories in the first week of a buy-back scheme prompted by the country's worst peacetime mass shooting, police figures released on Sunday show.

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