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New conflict rises in Rakhine

MRAUK-U: When 35-year-old Ah Hla showed up to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn’t know whether he was alive or dead.


Financier Epstein goes from luxury life to confined jail cell after sex trafficking charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, is now confined to a cell in a fortress-like concrete tower jail that has been criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions.


Human rights organisations slam heavier sedition sentence for Wan Ji

PETALING JAYA: Several human rights organisations have slammed the additional one-year sentence given to preacher Wan Ji Wan Husin for sedition.


Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abortion and gay rights.


Botswana seeks to overturn ruling that legalised gay sex

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's government will appeal a high court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, potentially resuscitating a law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison.


Sudan's opposition agree power-sharing deal with military

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups agreed provisionally on Friday to share power for three years, bringing thousands onto the streets to hail a first step towards ending decades of dictatorship.

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Chinese prisoner got other inmates to dig a tunnel so he could come and go from jail

And he got away with it – and more – because former warden and 15 other officials turned a blind eye to his activities, corruption watchdog says They have been expelled from the party, sacked or demoted, while Xi Guijun, freed in 2007, is back behind bars for blackmailing a coal mine operator


Huawei gets only partial reprieve from Trump sanctions

BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd got a much needed reprieve from some of the trade sanctions leveled against it by the U.S. when President Donald Trump said over the weekend he would ease restrictions on the Chinese tech giant.


Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaido as Maduro hangs on

CARACAS/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Four days before Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido launched a military uprising in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro, he told supporters at a rally outside the capital, Caracas: "In the next few days, we'll decide our destiny."


White House official: New sales to China’s Huawei to cover only widely available goods

President Donald Trump's decision to allow expanded sales of US technology supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will only apply to products widely available around the world, and leave the most sensitive equipment off limits, a top White House aide said on June 30.