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Myanmar Army's 'Business Empire' Fuels Atrocities, Says UN Probe

Tougher sanctions are needed against Myanmar's wealthy and powerful military as its web of economic interests has generated a fortune that helps fund atrocities, UN investigators said Monday.

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Pompeo Makes History in Pohnpei, Courts Pacific Allies

Mike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington's signalled a renewed interest in its Pacific allies, no matter how small, in the face of regional competition with China. 

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Iran's Zarif Says US Can't Build Gulf Coalition as Allies 'Ashamed'

The United States is unable to build a naval coalition to escort tankers in the Gulf because its allies are too "ashamed" to join it, Iran's foreign minister said Monday.

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2 Mass Shootings in Less than 24 Hours Shock US; 29 Killed

It took just 30 seconds in Ohio and zero bullets in Texas for officers to stop two mass shooters this weekend, but not before 29 people were killed and about 50 injured in less than 24 hours.

Officers gunned down the Ohio shooter at the doorstep of a bar-turned-hiding place in the middle of Dayton's nightclub district, and arrested the El Paso shooter as hundreds fled a crowded shopping center. Though the two attacks staggered a nation accustomed to gun violence, the bigger shock may have been that the death toll wasn't worse.

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Indian Kashmir under Lockdown Order amid Troop Build-Up

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir placed large parts of the disputed region under lockdown early Monday amid a massive troop buildup by India, which traded accusations of clashes with Pakistan at the de facto border.

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US-S. Korea to Hold Drills despite Pyongyang Warnings

Seoul and Washington were to begin annual joint military exercises on Monday, defying warnings from Pyongyang that the war games will jeopardise nuclear negotiations between the US and North Korea.

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Clashes, Travel Chaos in Hong Kong as Leader Warns City on Brink

Hong Kong riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters for a third straight day Monday as the city's leader warned the global financial hub was nearing a "very dangerous situation", and a rare strike caused transport chaos.

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Tens of Millions Hit by Indonesia Power Blackout

Tens of millions of people on Indonesia's heavily populated Java island were affected by a widespread electricity outage Sunday after disruptions at several power plants, the state utility PLN said.

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Sudan Generals, Protest Leaders Ink Constitutional Declaration

Sudan's army rulers and protest leaders on Sunday inked a hard-won constitutional declaration, paving the way for a promised transition to civilian rule.

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Death Toll from Philippines Boat Accidents Rise to 25

The death toll from three boats sinking surged to 25 as rescuers retrieved more bodies from the sea off the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.

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