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Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for police

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will propose legislation this week to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness.

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Activist: US ban on Myanmar generals a first step

Washington: A formerly imprisoned Rohingya activist said that a US ban on Myanmar’s top generals was a welcome first step but urged more action to support the long-targeted minority.

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Bagan gets Unesco thumbs up

YANGON: Unesco inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

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Booked Out: How and when you're introduced to an author’s work matters

Sometimes, how and when you are first introduced to an author’s works matter. Young adult fiction works by Isabel Allende influenced the columnist's opinion of Allende's great work, 'The House Of The Spirits' when she read it as an adult.

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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

YANGON (Reuters) - UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

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Greek PM says may seek sanctions against Turkey in gas row

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalise Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.

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Thai coup leader completes transition to elected PM, cabinet unclear

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's king formally endorsed former army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as an elected prime minister on Tuesday, five years after he seized power in a military coup, though the makeup of his coalition government's cabinet is unclear.