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India hedges pledge to expel Rohingya Muslims amid outcry

Aug 16, 2017

India says it is working to identify tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees in the country

Man guilty of killing Syracuse University student from China

Aug 16, 2017

A man has been convicted of killing a Syracuse University student from China during a drug deal robbery last fall

Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

Aug 16, 2017

South Africa's police say Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this week

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review

Aug 16, 2017

Officials at the British Parliament say they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell

US adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

Aug 16, 2017

The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists, blocking any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions

Group estimates 34,000 gallons of oil spilled off Kuwait

Aug 16, 2017

Satellite imagery analysis by US-based group suggests at least 34,000 gallons leaked during oil spill off Kuwait

Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship

Aug 16, 2017

A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family offered Serbian citizenship

Cambodia's tax agency denies crackdown is political

Aug 16, 2017

Cambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government

Explosion at fireworks workshop in Mexico kills 2

Aug 16, 2017

Mexican officials say two people have died and one person was injured when a home housing a clandestine fireworks workshop exploded

Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides

Aug 16, 2017

Sierra Leone's government is urging family members to identify their loved ones' remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that have killed more than 300 people