Myanmar Is Bulldozing Rohingya Villages in a Move Some Fear Is Erasing Evidence of Atrocities

(BANGKOK) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation’s ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. Satellite images of Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state, released to The […]

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Indonesia’s President Paid $800 to Keep a Limited-Edition Metallica Album

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has proven his worth this week both as an advocate for transparency in government and a dedicated metalhead. The Indonesian President, also known by the nickname Jokowi, paid 11 million Indonesian rupiah (or about $808) out of pocket to reclaim a signed, limited-edition set of Metallica’s Master of Puppets album, the […]

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Montenegro Police Say U.S. Embassy Bomber Was a Former Serbian Soldier

(PODGORICA, Montenegro) — The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro’s capital, and then killed himself, was an ex-soldier apparently decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO’s bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999, authorities said Thursday. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the […]

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Russia Blocks U.N. Ceasefire in Syria as Hundreds Die in Ongoing Bombardment

(BEIRUT) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days. The U.N. Security Council heard a briefing from U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock on what he called “the […]

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