WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 5 min ago
Myanmar, long isolated both by choice and by international sanctions, has undergone a transformation. A former political prisoner, Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, leads a civilian government, sanctions have eased and foreign investments are being made.

Memories and beauty captured in Africa

BBC - 9 hours 15 min ago
Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.

Indonesian president to reshuffle cabinet: presidential palace

REUTERS - 9 hours 19 min ago
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will swear in new members of cabinet on Wednesday, the presidential palace said, in what will be the third reshuffle of his five-year term.

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 21 min ago
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

AP - 9 hours 21 min ago
BANGKOK (AP) — Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy. 2018-01-16T15:25:00-05:00 2018-01-16T20:25:39-05:00
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Aanchal Thakur: Meet the girl who won India's first skiing medal

BBC - 9 hours 21 min ago
Aanchal Thakur talks about the significance of winning India's first winter sports medal.

Syria crisis: Why Turkey is poised to attack Kurdish enclave Afrin

BBC - 9 hours 25 min ago
Turkey says an operation against Afrin is imminent.

Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

REUTERS - 9 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

BBC - 9 hours 43 min ago
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.

Kosovo police sets up special unit to investigate murder of Serbian politician

TASS [Russian State News] - 9 hours 46 min ago
"Police will do its best to investigate this crime," the Kosovo police chief said

Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, 'cries with them'

REUTERS - 9 hours 47 min ago
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis publicly expressed "pain and shame" on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims.

Last year's mortality in Russia down among all age groups — health minister

TASS [Russian State News] - 9 hours 47 min ago
"At the same time, life expectancy increased to our historical maximum," she added

Kosovo may turn to FBI for help in Serbian politician's murder probe — TV

TASS [Russian State News] - 9 hours 50 min ago
Oliver Ivanovic, a leader of Kosovan Serbs and the head of the ‘Freedom, Democracy, Truth’ party was gunned down on Tuesday morning

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 52 min ago
Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said.

US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 52 min ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation.

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

BBC - 9 hours 53 min ago
Jessica Falkholt has succumbed to injuries she suffered in a car crash, a hospital confirms.

Trump administration links terrorism and immigration, but an expert doubts the math

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 7 min ago
The head of Fordham University’s Center on National Security said the figures released Tuesday show a need for applying tougher statistical standards to government reports.

Danish inventor charged with killing and dismembering reporter Kim Wall on his submarine

WASHINGTON POST - 10 hours 7 min ago
Peter Madsen was charged with killing and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

AP - 10 hours 17 min ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said. 2018-01-16T14:29:00-05:00 2018-01-16T19:29:12-05:00
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