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

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues
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Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families. At an evacuation center outside the besieged Philippine city of Marawi on Wednesday, … Continue reading

US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink
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US stocks slide further as banks and energy companies sink

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slipping for the second day in a row Wednesday as banks and small-company stocks continue to take steep losses. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil slides almost 4 percent. That’s canceling out gains for drug companies and household products makers. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard … Continue reading