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  • People take part in a protest outside The New York Times on February 26, 2017 in New York. 

    Despite the White House ramping up its rhetoric, the United States remains a free and fair press, Ben Goldberger, assistant managing editor of Time Magazine told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • *Sites use content from Tehran- based agency. *Target audiences are in volatile regions such as Yemen, Egypt. In one recent article, Nile Net Online derided the American president as a "low-level theatre actor" who "turned America into a laughing stock" after he attacked Iran in a speech at the United Nations.

  • YANGON, Nov 18- Myanmar police shot and injured four Rohingya Muslims on Sunday, after detaining two men accused of smuggling people out of a camp for displaced people in western Rakhine state, a witness and police told Reuters. The rickety vessel, which carried 25 children among its passengers, had been bound for Malaysia when authorities stopped it south of...

  • US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence at the 'Make America Great Again' campaign rally at McKenzie Arena, in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 4, 2018.

    Vice President Mike Pence will join world leaders from China, Japan and India at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore this week.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 3- The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world's largest trading bloc, three EU officials said. The sanctions, under discussion at the European Commission, would include Myanmar's lucrative textile industry and potentially put at...

  • Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Singapore on August 21, 2018.

    The Canadian Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of her honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed on her in 2007.

  • Democracy will prevail, because the alternative is not what people want: Expert

    Democracy will prevail in the Southeast Asian state because because the alternative is not what people want, according to Serge Pun, chairman of Serge Pun & Associates.

  • IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar, Aug 29- More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said. The incident spotlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia following last month's collapse of a hydroelectric dam in neighbouring...

  • YANGON, Aug 27- Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content. Facebook also said it removed dozens of accounts for engaging in a campaign that "used seemingly independent news and opinion pages to...

  • KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh, Aug 17- M ohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. Sometimes, he can be found standing in a line for rations at the Rohingya refugee camp where he lives in Bangladesh. They have painstakingly pieced together, name-by-name, the only record of Rohingya Muslims who were allegedly killed in a brutal crackdown by...

  • The social network said it would hire more Burmese speakers and invest in technology to identify problematic content. 

  • The Nam Tha 1 hydroelectric dam construction site in Bokeo Province, Laos.

    Hydropower dams in the Mekong River, the world's 10th largest, is reducing fish stocks and causing the erosion of river banks — developments that threaten the livelihoods of some 60 million people.

  • Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit. President Donald Trump blamed U.S. foolishness for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, while the Kremlin said it expected a tough meeting. LONDON- British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change...

  • On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union' a foe'. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a foe with regard to trade. GAZA- A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza- Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities...

  • Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup. GAZA- A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militant groups appeared to be holding on Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war. -When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly...

  • Juventus fans buy the shirt of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Juventus Store.

    The deal suggests that streaming services are also disrupting the market for live sports, long considered a stable of cable packages. 

  • Cross-border communications networks being built by Chinese companies could be used to support Beijing's intelligence operations.

  • April 2018: A Chinese navy fleet that includes the aircraft carrier Liaoning, vessels and fighter jets take part in a drill in the Western Pacific Ocean.

    Many say Chinese President Xi Jinping's government may ramp up China's presence in neighboring waterways as it pursues regional supremacy.

  • At least $1.2 billion needed to fund massive Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

    Herve Lemahieu of the Lowy Institute says the refugee camps for the Rohingya are "not going to close anytime soon."