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The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused nearly 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. "Our colleagues should be allowed to return to their jobs reporting on events in Myanmar". Amnesty International again called for their immediate release and said the arrests were part of a larger problem in Myanmar.
  • Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short After Suffering Breathing Issues

    Willie Nelson Cuts Show Short After Suffering Breathing Issues

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    A representative for Nelson reported told the Union Tribune that Nelson had returned to his home in Texas to recover from "a bad cold or the flu ". "It should post to your account within 7-10 business days". He was hospitalized briefly after that incident. This is the third time Nelson has cut concerts short.
  • Netanyahu Backs Trump on Palestinian Refugee Agency

    Netanyahu Backs Trump on Palestinian Refugee Agency

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    The US has reduced funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East by nearly 33 percent, according to multiple published reports. While Washington has yet to act on Trump's threat to cut funding, the United States president clearly indicated that aid will be stripped unless Palestinians return to the negotiation table with Israel.
  • Deaths, Devastation in Southern California Mudslides

    Deaths, Devastation in Southern California Mudslides

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    Heavy rain was falling in areas charred by recent wildfires, triggering warnings of flash flooding and mudslides because vegetation that otherwise would hold hills together and make the terrain flood-resistant has burned away. "Recent burn areas will be especially vulnerable where risky mud and debris flows are possible", said the National Weather Service in a statement.
  • 'Shambolic': Commuter anger as Sydney rail delays continue

    'Shambolic': Commuter anger as Sydney rail delays continue

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    Major delays saw commuters trapped on crowded stations and in unairconiditioned carriages during peak hour, with Sydney Trains blaming "staff availability and earlier incidents" for the chaos. The extensive interruptions to the network were officially blamed on extreme weather events and staff shortages, though others have pointed to the new timetable.
  • Did a CNN quarrel signal a Trump-led media fight?

    Did a CNN quarrel signal a Trump-led media fight?

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    Aide Stephen Miller tells CNN's " State of the Union " that the book is - in Miller's words - "nothing but a pile of trash through and though". "I'm not acting offended", Miller replied. Miller also recalled traveling across the country with Trump , telling Tapper, "I saw a man who was a political genius". "I sat on the couch, and that's the point of view I wrote this book from; the point of this book is to have readers sit on the couch and watch what's happening in the West Wing", said ...
  • Nathan Chen Headlines US Figure Skating Olympics Men's Team 2018

    Nathan Chen Headlines US Figure Skating Olympics Men's Team 2018

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    Then, as the final skater in the long program, the 19-year-old thrived under tremendous pressure. And congratulations to him for really putting it out (Saturday) night. International Classic and fourth in the 2017 national championships. And it left some in the skating world arguing that she was wronged and the victim of forces beyond her control, while others said Wagner had no one but herself to blame .
  • Iran bans English in primary schools

    Iran bans English in primary schools

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    Iran has banned the teaching of English language in primary schools, calling the subject a "cultural invasion". It is seen as an important skill by many Iranians and is widely studied. The Iranian government has blamed the West for provoking recent mass protests against the country's regime, which have at least left 21 dead .
  • Former employee sues Google for discriminating against white men

    Former employee sues Google for discriminating against white men

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    In the complaint, filed in California court, Damore contends that Google "ostracized, belittled and punished" him and a fellow plaintiff, and that he and others who share his views at Google long have been "singled out, mistreated, and systematically punished and terminated from Google, in violation of their legal rights".