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Burma has committed ‘ethnic cleansing,’ U.S. says. Where does Aung San Suu Kyi go from here?
Burma’s de facto leader has been widely condemned for not using her moral authority to speak out on the Rohingya’s plight and stripped of honors and awards by the international community, which once lionized her.


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Sound 'consistent with an explosion' heard near missing Argentine sub's last known location
The ARA San Juan, an Argentine navy submarine, vanished a week ago off the coast of Patagonia carrying 44 crew members.



U.S., South Korean troops recognized for rescuing North Korean defector
"You were all in the range of North Korean fire," a top general told them.



‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave
Three years after escaping Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad has published a harrowing memoir as part of an effort to bring the militants to justice.


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Euphoric Zimbabwe greets former Mugabe deputy as new leader
Emmerson Mnangagwa, once Mugabe’s chief enforcer, is expected to be sworn in Friday even as questions remain about whether he can bring change.


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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri puts his resignation on hold
The Lebanese leader is finally back in Beirut, but his future — and that of the country — are far from clear.


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Srebrenica holds painful lessons for victims of other ethnic cleansing campaigns
Ratko Mladic's conviction on Wednesday may be a legal victory, but meanwhile denial of the massacre has reached an unprecedented scale in Serbia.


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German gets suspended sentence for attack on refugee shelter
A court has handed a 21-year-old German man a two-year suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service for an arson attack on a building housing child refugees.



Italian anti-mafia prosecutor says mafias now cooperating
Italy’s new national anti-mafia and anti-terrorism prosecutor says that Italian organized crime gangs are cooperating to control international drug trafficking.


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El Salvador arrests ringleader in black widow killing scheme
Police in El Salvador have arrested the alleged ringleader of a “black widow” killing scheme that forced women into arranged marriages and made them collect insurance policies on their husbands.






Zimbabwe’s political drama: What just happened? A timeline
Zimbabwe is poised to swear in new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday morning, just two and a half weeks after his firing by longtime President Robert Mugabe. The world’s oldest head of state resigned this week after the military and ruling party turned on him and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets. Here’s a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many people after Mugabe’s 37 years in power never thought they’d see:


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