World News Digest

UN demands civilian access to Yemen airports

The United Nations on Friday demanded that all parties in war-torn Yemen grant civilian and commercial access to the country’s ports and airports.

Agencies, Aug 20 2017

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7 hurt in Russia knife attack

A man stabbed seven people on the street in Russia’s far north Saturday before being shot dead by police but investigators said that his motive was most likely not terrorism.

Agencies, Aug 20 2017

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Malala wins place at Oxford University

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in Pakistan, announced on Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University.

Agencies, Aug 18 2017

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Over 1 million SSudan refugees in Uganda: UN

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said on Thursday, with no end in sight to the war behind the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Agencies, Aug 18 2017

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10-yr-old Indian rape victim gives birth

A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India’s Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said on Thursday.

Agencies, Aug 18 2017

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Philippines: 32 killed in ‘shock’ drug raids

Philippine police killed 32 people in “shock and awe” raids aimed at scaring drug traffickers, authorities said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial crime war.

Agencies, Aug 17 2017

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Bangladesh sees fresh influx of Rohingya

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, community leaders said on Wednesday.

Agencies, Aug 17 2017

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Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site: Researchers

Several “probably man-made” objects were floating near the suspected crash site of MH370 just weeks after it vanished, Australian researchers revealed Wednesday, more than six months after the hunt for the doomed jet was called off.

Agencies, Aug 17 2017

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Saudi, Iraq to re-open border crossing

Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Saudi local media reported on Tuesday.

Agencies, Aug 16 2017

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China agrees not to expand in South China Sea

China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defence minister said.

Agencies, Aug 16 2017

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Delhi aims to deport all Rohingyas

All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior government official told Reuters.

Agencies, Aug 15 2017

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Conflict leaves millions hungry in DR Congo: UN

Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN food agencies said on Monday.

Agencies, Aug 15 2017

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