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ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

AMSTERDAM Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya minorities to Bangladesh.

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July.

Top News, World, 20 Jun 2018

Afghan Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since Eid ceasefire

KABUL Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

World, 20 Jun 2018

Denmark, Norway eye Kabul centre for minors denied asylum

COPENHAGEN/OSLO Denmark and Norway are working on establishing a centre in Kabul where unaccompanied Afghan minors who have been denied asylum can be sent back, the Danish and Norwegian governments said on Wednesday.

World 20 Jun 2018

Prospects for U.S.-Taliban talks rise after Afghan ceasefire

KABUL/WASHINGTON Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed militants to roam into cities in a gamble to encourage peace talks.

World 20 Jun 2018

Floods kill dozens, displace more than a million in India, Bangladesh

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in South Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced more than a million, most in northeast India and Bangladesh, authorities said on Tuesday.

Top News, 19 Jun 2018

Uzbekistan invites Afghan government, Taliban for peace talks

TASHKENT Uzbekistan said it had invited the government of neighbouring Afghanistan and the Taliban to take part in direct peace talks on its territory after both sides announced ceasefires over the Eid holiday.

World, 19 Jun 2018

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul exhausted and tired of war

KABUL Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control.

World, Top News 18 Jun 2018

Afghan Taliban say Eid ceasefire proved 'wide national support'

KABUL The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days. | Video

World, Top News 17 Jun 2018

Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10 - official

KABUL An explosion outside the governor's office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed 10 people on Sunday and wounded 30, a security official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility.

Top News, World 17 Jun 2018

Movie Review: Race 3

If meme makers had a field day with Daisy Shah's "our business is our business" line, they should know this was merely the tip of the iceberg. Remo D'Souza's "Race 3" is a minefield of meme-worthy moments, replete with hilarious dialogue, a plot ripe for parody and abysmal acting.

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