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Storm death toll 4 – Duterte allocates annual budget of ‘$20’ for Human Rights agency

MANILA, Sept 12, (Agencies): Philippine lawmakers allied with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday voted to allocate an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($19.66) to …

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Iran in compliance: IAEA

VIENNA, Sept 11, (AFP): The UN atomic watchdog hit back Monday at US criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, insisting its inspections there are the …

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Land OK’d to camp Rohingya – Muslim nations slam ‘brutal acts’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sept 11, (Agencies): Bangladesh has agreed to free land for a new camp to shelter some of the hundreds of thousands of …

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Indian traders of ‘kidney’ smuggle donors to Egypt – Debt drives kidney harvesting

MUMBAI, Sept 11, (RTRS): Indian police are investigating a major organ trade racket after they arrested two men, including an alleged kingpin, at Mumbai airport …

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Thousands demand Catalan ‘independence’ before vote – Spike in migrant arrivals

BARCELONA, Sept 11, (Agencies): Hundreds of thousands of Catalans were poised to rally on Monday to demand their region break away from Spain, in a …

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Referendum as planned

IRBIL, Sept 11, (Agencies): The leader of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani underlined on Monday that a referendum for the region’s independence will “go ahead …

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Russia backs Kuwait Gulf crisis mediation

JEDDAH, Sept 10, (Agencies): Russia fully supports Kuwait in its efforts to defuse tensions amid an ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and a quartet …

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Syrians gain on IS

BEIRUT, Sept 10, (Agencies): Syrian government forces and US-backed militias converged on Islamic State in separate offensives against the militants in the eastern Syrian province …

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Cyprus rescues 305 Syrian refugees in two boats

Cypriot authorities brought ashore more than 300 Syrian refugees early on Sunday after spotting two boats in open water off the northwest coast of the …

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Rebels call one-month Myanmar ceasefire as exodus grows

Rohingya violence may help recruit extremists DHAKA, Sept 10, (Agencies): Bangladeshi security forces were on alert for attempts by homegrown Islamist militants to use the …

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