Dozens of LGBT people detained in Azerbaijan capital
Lawyers and activists say dozens of gay and transgender people have been swept up in raids in Azerbaijan’s capital this month and some were sentenced to up to 30 days in jail.
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Philippines slams 39 countries calling for end to killings
The Philippine government has denounced 39 mostly Western nations, including the United States, Britain and France, which have urged it to end thousands of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug crackdown and allow an investigation in cooperation with the international community.
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North Korea: Trump threat inspired millions to volunteer for army
North Korea said nearly 5 million citizens have offered to join or re-enlist in the Korean People’s Army following U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to “totally destroy” the country.
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The Latest: Police report suicide bombing near Afghan mosque
The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:30 p.m.
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Bali volcano danger signs unabated week after high alert set
A week after authorities put Bali’s volcano on high alert, tremors that indicate an eruption is coming show no sign of abating, swelling the exodus from the region to at least 140,000 people.
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Myanmar Rohingya hatred has roots in Buddhist nationalism
The prejudice and hostility that Rohingya Muslims face in Myanmar stretch beyond the country’s notoriously brutal security forces to a general population receptive to an often-virulent form of Buddhist nationalism that has seen a resurgence since the end of military rule.
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Pro-Brexit UK Independence Party to announce new leader
The UK Independence Party plans to announce its new leader amid concerns that an openly anti-Islam chief may be chosen.
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Putin foe Alexei Navalny reportedly detained again
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he was detained by police Friday after leaving his home in Moscow to speak at a pre-election rally.
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Poland’s infrastructure vice minister resigns
Poland’s deputy infrastructure minister says he has stepped down and his resignation has been accepted by the prime minister.
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UN says 60 Rohingya Muslims presumed dead in shipwreck
The U.N. migration agency says more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar.
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