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Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)Last week, 22 mostly Western countries launched the world's first major collective challenge to China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities. In a joint statement to the High Commissioner of the United Nations' Human Rights Council, the nations criticized Beijing for what they described as "disturbing reports of large-scale arbitrary detentions" and "widespread surveillance and restrictions." A day later, 37 other countries jumped to Beijing's...
(CNN)President Donald Trump's initial racist jab at a foursome of Democratic congresswomencame as a surprise -- and not a pleasant one -- to many of his aides, who began texting about how to defend their boss' tweets minutes after he fired them off. Three days later, the shock has faded and the tweet is being used to frame a long-term political strategy. Trump views his...
(CNN)Deep in the jungle in Thailand's northern Chiang Mai province, a unit of armed border officers were on duty late last month when they stumbled on a cave stuffed with drugs. The stash was huge. Inside were more than 5 million methamphetamine pills -- known locally as yaba or "madness drug" -- and 145 kilograms (about 320 pounds) of crystal...
(CNN)Ten Turkish sailors were abducted from their ship by armed men off the coast of Nigeria on Monday, the co-partner of the shipping company, Ahmet Paksoy, told CNN on Tuesday. The ship, managed by the company Kadioglu Denizcilik, was raided by "pirates" who disrupted the vessel's electric system and abducted ten of the more senior crew members, including the first...
(CNN)Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday. Police said Monday that a 27-year-old local man had confessed to the crime. The suspect said in his confession that he had seen Eaton running, and "with sexual assault as a probable motive, hit her twice with his car in order to immobilize her," Crete's Chief of Police...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump might finally have broken Washington. A Trump-induced midsummer madness enveloped the capital Tuesday, melting down some of the last bonds of civility needed for a functioning governing system. The uproar set off by Trump's racist tweets echoed from the White House to Capitol Hill, confirming the truism that no one who chooses to go into battle alongside or against this...
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighbouring India earlier this year. “With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes,” according to a...
(CNN)Hong Kong's summer of dissent is showing no sign of abating. For five consecutive weekends, the city of 7.4 million has been rocked by large-scale and occasionally violent protests, as demonstrators fight a proposed law that would allow individuals to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China. On Sunday, seven people were hospitalized after violent scuffles broke out between demonstrators...
(CNN)President Trump's critics may not like to admit it, but there's an element of truth in the racist tweets he sent this weekend. Trump told four nonwhite Democratic congresswomen that they should "go back" to the "crime infested places" where they came from, even though three of the four were born in the US and the fourth is a naturalized citizen. Critics pounced....
(CNN)"What a blessing to be back home in Somalia after 30+ years away," Hodan Nalayeh posted on her Instagram on May 1 this year, in what she described as "her first Ramadan back home." But, eight weeks later, she was dead. Nalayeh was a victim of a brutal terrorist attack that ripped through Kismayo, the normally serene and beautiful port city in Jubaland, about 500 kilometers...

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