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DHAKA: A host of foreign ministers from Asia and Europe descend on Bangladesh Saturday for talks on the Rohingya refugee crisis that has left the impoverished nation reeling. An estimated 618,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar since a military crackdown was launched in Rakhine in August, which the…

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she hoped the EU would respond “positively” to her proposals for Brexit, as the bloc’s leaders warned time was running out to move to trade talks in December. May will hold talks with EU President Donald Tusk, and has already…

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COMMUNICATIONS Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is one of the five senatorial candidates in 2019 under President Rodrigo Duterte’s party. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez made the announcement on Friday during the mass oath-taking of new members the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Cebu City. Aside from Uson, the other PDP-Laban…

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THERE is no need to tighten security over the disputed Pag-asa (Thitu) Island at the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) since the Philippines has not monitored security threats from China, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday. “When you say tighten security, you are expecting somebody will attack you. No…

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THE Philippine military will prosecute soldiers who will be found guilty of committing rape against the displaced women of the Marawi siege, a spokesman said on Friday. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla called on victims of erring soldiers to come forward after Amnesty International (AI) reported that the military committed abuse…

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TOKYO: A Japanese railway operator has issued a deep apology for the “tremendous nuisance” caused by a train departing 20 seconds early, surprising even a nation renowned for both punctuality and politeness. The Tsukuba Express train linking Tokyo and the capital’s northern suburbs pulled out of Minami Nagareyama Station at…

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TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is “confident” of progress in amending Japan’s pacifist constitution, he said on Friday, in his first policy speech since his landslide election victory. Abe’s conservative coalition held a two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-seat lower house last month, giving him the numbers to realize a…

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ROME: Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported. Riina, who had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than 150 murders, had been in…

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