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Wives of jailed Myanmar reporters shocked by verdicts

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Yangon, Sep 5 (AP) - The wives of two Myanmar reporters for the Reuters news agency said they were shocked by a sentence of seven years' imprisonment against them on charges of possessing state secrets.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced Monday in proceedings that were widely decried as unfair. They had reported about the army's brutal counterinsurgency campaign that drove 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to Bangladesh. The subject is sensitive in Myanmar because of...
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South Korean arrives in North Korea to set up summit

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Seoul, Sep 5 (AP) - A South Korean presidential delegation arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for talks to arrange a summit planned later this month and help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.
It's unclear who the South Korean envoys will meet in the North or...
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Venezuela launches airlift for migrants to return home

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Lima, Sep 5 (AP) - Some 300 Venezuelans gathered outside of their country's embassy in Peru on Tuesday shouting "We want to leave!" after President Nicolas Maduro offered to airlift migrants who wanted to return back to their homeland.
The Venezuelans, some of whom said they had been sleeping on...
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S Sudan accused of killings, torture, squalor in jails

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Juba, Sep 4 (AP) - Pushing filthy hands between the bars of his cell, Maluel Chol held up a small black plastic bag.
"This is where I go to the toilet," he said. The 28-year-old has been detained for six months in South Sudan's capital, accused of murder but not yet officially charged and with no...
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Election security bill backers say delay helps Russia

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Washington, Sep 4 (AP) - Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states.
Supporters of...
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