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Myanmar police officer stands guard in Maungdaw, Rakhine July 9, 2019. REUTERS
Rohingya still in Myanmar face 'threat of genocide': UN

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution, says United Nations

Blessed are the refugees

Some 3 million refugees have been welcomed by the US since the Refugee Act of 1980

A mural of the poet Arthur Rimbaud’s poem

His life was a feast, his grave is a magnet

Pilgrims flock to the once-ignored grave of Rimbaud, the ‘Jim Morrison of poets,’ loved by fans as a tragic hero of free thought and authenticity

People protesting the prosecution of Hajar Raissouni in front of the Rabat courthouse last week. The New York Times

Moroccan journalist faces trial for alleged abortion

The arrests of a young reporter and her fiancé have set off outrage in the country, where they are seen by many as an example of the government persecuting critical journalists

A protest held by pro-Hong Kong students at the University of Sydney last month. The New York Times

What Chinese students abroad think about HK

While the battle lines seem clearly drawn, views are often less absolute and loyalties not so predictable. On Australian campuses, this uncertainty is producing a deepening anxiety

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a counter at a local pharmacy in Provo, Utah, US, Apr 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

The pharmaceutical company is the maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrating his Likud Party's election night victory in Tel Aviv, Israel, Apr 9, 2019. For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former deputy Avigdor Liberman, Israel’s do-over election will cap a love-hate saga of three decades. The New York Times

Ugly breakup of Israel’s odd couple could turn an election

For Prime Minister Netanyahu and his former deputy Liberman, Israel’s do-over election will cap a love-hate saga of three decades

FILE PHOTO: An Indian security personnel stands guard on a deserted road during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, Aug 23, 2019. REUTERS

Restore normal life to Kashmir: India's top court

India’s top court said the federal government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible.

FILE PHOTO: Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein as he announces the financier's charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, in New York, US, Jul 8, 2019. REUTERS

Thousands more Epsteins are still out there

They operate with impunity, continuing to sexually exploit children

Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs in support of their album

Singer Ric Ocasek dies

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee updated classic sounds for a broader pop audience, making polished songs with sonic depth

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FILE PHOTO: A Buick on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Delta assembly plant in Lansing, Mich, Mar 5, 2018. The United Automobile Workers said Sunday, Sep 15, 2019, that it planned to go on strike at General Motors at midnight after the two sides could not reach an agreement on a new labour contract. The New York Times

Autoworkers union goes on strike against GM

Nearly 50,000 members at General Motors factories across the Midwest and South headed to the picket lines early Monday morning

FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Sep 14, 2019. REUTERS

Bangladesh condemns attacks on Saudi oil plants

Attacks remove 5% of global oil supplies and raise risks of more destabilisation in the region

FILE PHOTO: Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York, US, Apr 11, 2019. REUTERS

'The Sky is Pink' stars honour real-life family's loss

The Bollywood film tells the true story of the Chaudhury family, narrated by their deceased teenaged daughter, Aisha