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News from around the world.

Suu Kyi calls Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar ‘misleading’

Myanmar argues military 'clearance operations' in Rakhine were a justifiable response to terrorism.

Jewish grocery was gunmen’s target for lethal attack, says mayor

Bomb squad is also investigating a possible explosive found in stolen vehicle gunmen drove.

World leaders only act like they care about climate fight, says...

Teenage activist doesn't see aggressive action, just 'creative PR'.

Cambodia PM scoffs at EU sanctions threat, says Brexit will ease...

We export the most to England, says Hun Sen defiantly.

Streams of visitors pay tribute to Japanese doctor slain in Afghanistan

His son recalled him as a man of action, with a deep respect for the natural world.

British navy will return medal to bisexual war veteran ‘in person’

Joe Ousalice took a lawsuit against defence ministry to have honours reinstated.

Trump pays US$2 mil fine for using charity funds for political...

US president agreed to shut down his personal charity in 2018.

Thousands protest Australian govt’s inaction over raging bushfires

Smoke alarms rang out across Sydney, forcing buildings to be evacuated.

9 Aussies, Kiwis missing after NZ volcano eruption, say police

Death toll from Monday's eruption stands at 6, with 30 injured.

No country jailed more journos this year than China

The number has steadily increased since President Xi Jinping consolidated political control.

‘You’re lucky I’m your president’: Trump unperturbed by looming impeachment

US president has found a brawl that matches his formidable energy.

Taiwan’s bill ‘to incite hostility’ alarming investors, says China

Legislation is to combat Beijing's efforts to influence politics and democracy on island.

Bougainville set to become world’s newest nation

98% of referendum voters choose for independence from Papua New Guinea.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro labels Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’

President, teen activist involved in spat over killing of indigenous people in Amazon rainforest.

Court bars Trump from building Mexico border wall with military funds

Ruling is latest setback for US president ahead of 2020 election.

Suicide bomber detonates outside US base in Afghanistan, 5 wounded

Attack comes as America looks to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban militants.

UN can’t verify weapons in Saudi oil attack were from Iran

Report also notes Houthi rebels do not possess any type of drones used in attack on Aramco facilities.

6 dead, including cop, in hours-long NY-area shootout

Incident began around midday at a cemetery and ended in a grocery store.

Canada parliament votes for committee on China relations

Opposition legislators hand PM Justin Trudeau 1st defeat since reelection by going against his wishes in Beijing dispute.

International panel steps down from HK police probe

Foreign experts question independence of investigative agency to look into allegations.

White House says Trump warned Moscow against US poll meddling

But Russian envoy denies statement, reveals leaders never even discussed elections.

Israel must end deadlock by midnight or hold 3rd vote in...

Chances for last-minute resolution look dim as Israel PM, main rival can't agree on who should lead.

Police say it would be ‘madness’ to rush into NZ volcano...

Recovery teams have no choice but to wait after experts predict 50% chance of another eruption.

People rescued with ladders as Islamists hit Somali hotel

Police say 2 militants killed outside as they were launching the attack.