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Taliban fighters strike Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

Wednesday  21:30,   20 june 2018
msn

Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first attacked the[...]

U.N.: Damascus responsible for crimes against humanity in Ghouta

Wednesday  20:29,   20 june 2018
msn

<p>Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, UN investigators said Wednesday.</p>The five-year siege, on the outskirts of the capital, ended in April[...]

U.N.: Damascus responsible for crimes against humanity in Ghouta

Wednesday  20:28,   20 june 2018
msn

<p>Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, UN investigators said Wednesday.</p>The five-year siege, on the outskirts of the capital, ended in April[...]

Woman Wins Right to Use Dead Boyfriend's Sperm

Wednesday  16:26,   20 june 2018
newsweek

<p>An Australian judge ruled that Ayla Cresswell should be able to use the reproductive cells of her former partner, who committed suicide.</p>A judge ruled on Wednesday that Ayla Cresswell, 25, from Queensland, should be able to use the[...]

Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Wednesday  15:51,   20 june 2018
cnn

<p>Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, according to a report by the charity Plan International.</p>The report, Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices of the Rohingya, is based on[...]

Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

Wednesday  14:16,   20 june 2018
reuters

<p>Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.</p>Pope Francis has criticized the Trump[...]

North Korea to hold mass games for first time in five years, tour group says

Wednesday  14:12,   20 june 2018
cnn

North Korea will hold its famous Mass Games for the first time in five years in September, a Western-run tour group told CNN. Pyongyang's Mass Games have historically involved more than 100,000 performers participating in a grandiose, flamboyant[...]

Gaza militants fire rockets, Israel responds with airstrikes

Wednesday  13:45,   20 june 2018
nbcnews

The impoverished seaside strip has been controlled by the militant group for more than a decade.JERUSALEM — Israeli jets struck 25 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the military[...]

Australians trust Xi Jinping more than Donald Trump, survey shows

Wednesday  10:01,   20 june 2018
cnn

Australians trust US President Donald Trump less than Chinese President Xi Jinping, and many view Trump's presidency as a "critical" threat to their country, according to a national survey published Wednesday.The 2018 Lowy Institute[...]

Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

Wednesday  07:11,   20 june 2018
msn

Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously known.&nbsp;The boat didn't have a passenger manifest and disaster officials have several[...]

For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt

Wednesday  06:50,   20 june 2018
nytimes

As word of the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy reaches the migrant trail, some reconsider their trips. “I’m not going to lose the only thing I’ve got,” says a mother from El Salvador.TAPACHULA, Mexico — A mother from El Salvador[...]

North Korea's Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit

Wednesday  06:11,   20 june 2018
msn

North Korean state media say the country's leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump.&nbsp;Kim was in Beijing on Wednesday during his third[...]

The Five Conflicts Driving the Bulk of the World’s Refugee Crisis

Wednesday  03:32,   20 june 2018
nytimes

Most of the world’s refugees are from five countries, according to the U.N. refugee agency. Here is a look at the conflicts driving the global refugee crisis.South Sudan. Syria. Afghanistan. Myanmar.[...]

Pope's envoys in Chile call for justice for sex abuse victims

Wednesday  02:50,   20 june 2018
msn

The Vatican's top investigator called Tuesday for justice for child sex abuse victims of Chile's Catholic Church as fresh cases involving pedophile priests came to light. Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna spoke as he wound up a weeklong[...]

US expecting North Korea to return troops remains

Tuesday  23:26,   19 june 2018
cnn

The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be US servicemembers who died during the Korean War, according to four administration officials. Planning is underway to receive the remains from[...]