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Release of jailed journalists in Myanmar discussed at the UN

The United States is calling on Myanmar to investigate human rights abuses against Muslim-majority Rohingya, and hold its military accountable. It comes on the same day that human rights groups are urging for the release of two jailed journalists there who helped expose the abuses. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York. Source: Aljazeera

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Palestine sues US at international court over Jerusalem embassy

Palestine filed a complaint against the United States with the United Nations top court over Washington’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  In a statement issued on Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Palestine contends the embassy’s relocation is in breach of the 1961 Vienna Convention on […]

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Protests at UN: Number of violent conflicts tripled since 2010

Major conflicts across the world are being discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. It’s an opportunity for non-governmental organisations to bring a global focus to humanitarian crises. But often, the discussions highlight the disconnect between those in power and those who are suffering the most. Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports. Source: Aljazeera

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Congo presidential election concerns over credibility of vote

Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo are concerned about the credibility of the upcoming presidential election. They’re worried electronic voting machines, which are being used for the first time in the country, will be manipulated to rig the result. The technology was created by a South Korean company which built similar machines for […]

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Chad troops kill 17 Boko Haram fighters after Lake Chad attack

Six people, including two soldiers, died in an overnight Boko Haram attack near Lake Chad with Chadian troops killing 17 assailants in a counter-offensive. Three forestry officials, a customs officer and two soldiers were killed in attacks on Moussarom and Ngueleya located in the Lake Chad region, a security source told AFP news agency on […]

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