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September 22, 2017 9:40 AM Tunisian navy rescues 78 migrants off coast

TUNIS - Tunisia's navy rescued 78 migrants including two girls after their vessel en route to Europe took on water off the coast of Chebba and was stranded for three days, the defense ministry said on Friday. Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading for Europe after Libya's coastguard aided by armed groups tightened 3

September 21, 2017 3:51 AM Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar: Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, before police fired in the air to disperse them. Hundreds of protesters were involved in the attempt to stop Red Cross workers loading a boat with relief 3

September 20, 2017 12:39 PM The German Elections Can be Crucial for Europe’s Future

Unlike the general elections in Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and, most recently, France, the lead-up to the German general election has been a more silent affair, which is perhaps surprising when considering the ramifications of a Populist Party victory in the Deutschland and the likely impact on the German economy and geopolitical stability within 1

September 20, 2017 5:07 AM Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands as Category 5 storm strengthens

Hurricane Maria is taking aim at Puerto Rico as the Category 5 storm barreled toward the U.S. territory Tuesday night with disastrous winds and "life-threatening" flooding, according to forecasters. Maria, a "potentially catastrophic" storm, has top sustained winds of 175 mph, and was located about 120 miles southeast of San Juan, as of the National 15

September 20, 2017 1:51 AM First wave of refugees to US from Pacific camps imminent

A first wave of refugees will leave remote Pacific detention camps and be resettled in the United States in coming weeks, Australian authorities said Wednesday, under a deal that has rankled President Donald Trump. Canberra sends asylum-seekers who try to enter the country by boat to processing facilities on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island 3

September 18, 2017 9:00 PM U.S. Navy Fires Two Commanders After Deadly Sea Collisions in Asia

Two U.S. Navy commanders were fired Monday due to a "loss of confidence in their ability to lead" after two deadly and highly publicized sea collisions this summer. Rear Admiral Charles William, commander of Task Force 70, and Captain Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, were both relieved of duty by Vice Admiral Phil Sawyer, the commander 3

September 18, 2017 10:03 AM Rohingya refugees tell of new violence; call for Myanmar sanctions

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslims fleeing a Myanmar military offensive arrived in Bangladesh on Monday with fresh accounts of violence and arson as a rights group called for sanctions and an arms embargo to stop what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing. The latest wave of violence in western Myanmar's Rakhine State began on Aug. 25, when Rohingya 2

September 17, 2017 6:57 AM Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, lies unconscious on the shore of Bay of Bangal after the boat she was traveling in capsized at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar, thousands were still flooding across the border Thursday 3

September 14, 2017 11:56 AM Tanker and boat collision: Search area expanded, 3 sailors remain missing

The surface search area now covers 250 sq km, up from 130 sq km. The aerial search area, meanwhile, more than tripled, from 770 sq km to 2,701 sq km, Singapore's Maritime Port Authority (MPA) said on Thursday (Sep 14). Five crew members went missing and seven others were injured after the collision between an Indonesian-registered tanker and Dominican-registered 1

September 13, 2017 10:01 AM 2 bodies found after tanker and boat collide in Singapore waters; 3 still missing

SINGAPORE: Divers recovered the bodies of two of the five crew members that were missing after a tanker and a boat collided, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Wednesday (Sep 13) afternoon. Search and rescue efforts for the three remaining crew members are ongoing, MPA added in its update at 4pm local time. The collision took place 8