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US urges Myanmar to avoid reprisals after attacks kills 89

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Yangon, Aug 26 (AP) - An attack by ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar left 12 security personnel and 77 Rohingya Muslims dead in a dramatic escalation of communal violence that has plagued the region, as the United States urged authorities to avoid a response that would inflame the tensions.
The office of the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said Friday that military and border police responded to the attacks by launching "clearance operations."
Police fought off groups of as...
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Korea says no to US request to discuss renegotiating FTA

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Seoul, Aug 23 (AP) - South Korea's top trade negotiator said Tuesday that Seoul will not discuss renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the U.S. without first looking into what is really causing the U.S. trade imbal-ance.
Speaking after a video conference with U.S. trade representative...
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US amends info request related to Inauguration Day protest

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Washington, Aug 23 (AP) - The Justice Department amended a request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests, attempting to address concerns that the records demand was sweeping and unconstitutional.
Yet prosecutors also...
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Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens

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Philadelphia, Aug 23 (AP) - A one-car commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, buckling the floors of both cars and injuring more than 30 passengers, authorities said.
None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, said Heather Redfern...
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Kansas, Missouri storms lead to water rescues, 1 death

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Kansas City, Aug 23 (AP) - Authorities blamed flash-flooding Tuesday for the death of a man whose car was swept away by a torrent linked to thunderstorms that pummeled portions of Kansas and Missouri, prompting numerous rescues of stranded motorists and others who scrambled to safety atop a roof...
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