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Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

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Bangkok, Jan 15 (AP) - Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who re-turn from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week.
Myanmar and Bangladesh had signed an agreement in November to repatriate Rohingya and had set up a work-ing group last month to oversee the repatriation of people who had fled violence in the northern part of Rakhine state in western Myanmar.
Win Myat Aye, the minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, said...
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Trump defends self after comments, says: ‘I am not a racist’

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West Palm Beach, Jan 15 (AP) - President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world's melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one.
"No, No. I am not a...
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Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: ‘Shame on you’

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Ramallah, Jan 15 (AP) - The Palestinian president railed at President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested would be an unacceptable peace plan.
The...
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Crews slowly making progress removing debris after mudslides

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Montecito, Jan 14 (AP) - Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they've removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential disaster when...
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Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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Washington, Jan 14(AP) - With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics...
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