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Cuba: President Raul Castro to Step Down in 2018

22/12/2017
Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council according to a vote Thursday in the island state's National Assembly.
Japan: Government Approves Record High Military Budget

Japan: Government Approves Record High Military Budget

22/12/2017
Japan’s government has approved a record military budget, which allocates significant funding to the purchase of American-made weaponry.
Philippines: Protesters Denounce Trump’s Jerusalem Al-Quds Move

Philippines: Protesters Denounce Trump’s Jerusalem Al-Quds Move

21/12/2017
Dozens of demonstrators have held a protest rally in the Philippine capital to denounce US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”
Australia: Car Plows Into People in Melbourne, 19 Injured

Australia: Car Plows Into People in Melbourne, 19 Injured

21/12/2017
A vehicle has mowed down pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne, leaving over a dozen people injured, some of them seriously, official reports say.
Myanmar Blocks UN Investigator Amid Rohingya Crackdown

Myanmar Blocks UN Investigator Amid Rohingya Crackdown

20/12/2017
The United Nations (UN)’s independent investigator on the situation of human rights in Myanmar has been denied access to the country, amid a deadly crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims there.
Myanmar: Mass Grave Found in Rakhine

Myanmar: Mass Grave Found in Rakhine

19/12/2017
A mass grave has been found in Myanmar, at a location where minority Rohingya Muslims have been the target of state-sponsored violence for over a year.
Philippines: Death Toll from Storm Hits 43

Philippines: Death Toll from Storm Hits 43

19/12/2017
The death toll from a tropical storm that pummeled the central Philippines rose to 43 with hopes fading for dozens of others still missing after massive landslides, authorities said Tuesday.
Reporters Without Borders: 65 Journalists and Media Workers Killed in 2017

Reporters Without Borders: 65 Journalists and Media Workers Killed in 2017

19/12/2017
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says 65 journalists and media workers have been killed across the world in 2017.
Ethiopia: 61 Lives Lost During Days of Ethnic Violence

Ethiopia: 61 Lives Lost During Days of Ethnic Violence

18/12/2017
At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

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