Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony
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Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month. Official commemorations of Bhumibol were organized at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he died, and at Government House and the ornate royal palace. But many … Continue reading

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar
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Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar’s embassy to protest the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. At least 412,000 ethnic Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar in the past month and are living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh. Many say their homes were burned by Myanmar’s military … Continue reading

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead
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Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday. Bangladesh border guard commander Lt. Col. S.M. Ariful Islam said at least three boats carrying an unknown number of Rohingya Muslims sank in the Naf … Continue reading

Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya
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Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya

  BANGKOK (AP) — Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Myanmar’s largest city on Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week. The attacks in Rakhine state in western Myanmar have spiraled into chaotic violence, with more than 100 dead and villages torched. … Continue reading

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election
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Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump questions why the Obama administration didn’t try to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president’s tweet Thursday appears to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling. The president tweeted: “By the way, if Russia was working so hard on … Continue reading

Several sailors’ bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer
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Several sailors’ bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Navy divers found a number of sailors’ bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the busy sea off Japan, but a spokeswoman said not all seven missing had been accounted for. Searchers gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision and … Continue reading