The head of the UN refugee agency urged Myanmar on Friday to grant citizenship to the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in the Asian country where sectarian violence has displaced tens of thousands since 2012.
UNHCR chief urges Myanmar to grant Rohingya citizenship
Thousands of Japanese rescuers dug through twisted wood and mud on Friday in the wake of freak rains that killed six people and forced nearly 80,000 from their homes, with more rain falling amid warnings of further landslides.
Japan rescuers dig through rubble as rain goes on, at least six dead
Representative delegations from Russia, Iran and Turkey reached agreement on the 5th round of Astana Syrian talks to form special committee to determine indexes for decrease tension regions in Syria.
Iran, Russia, Turkey agree on special committee for secure regions in Syria
A Rohingya Muslim was stoned to death and six others wounded by a mob of Buddhists in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, authorities said Wednesday, the latest flare-up in a region seething with religious tension.
Muslim man killed in Myanmar Buddhist mob attack
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of G20 summit in Berlin on Wednesday.
Angela Merkel meets Xi Jinping in Berlin
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism scandal.
Japan PM's party suffers defeat in Tokyo poll
Pyongyang: Weapons program deterrent against potential invasion
President Donald Trump declared that the US had run out of patience with North Korea over its nuclear drive Friday as he welcomed South Korea's new leader Moon Jae-in to talks at the White House.
Trump: 'Patience is over' with North Korea
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China’s sovereignty and stability would be “absolutely impermissible,” employing some of his harshest language yet against separatist sentiment in the territory.
China’s Xi: No tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong
Relations between China and the United States soured on Friday as Beijing fumed over US arms sales to Taiwan and US sanctions against a Chinese bank linked to North Korea.
China-US ties sour over North Korea, Taiwan
Three former executives at the operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant went on trial Friday, the only people ever to face a criminal court in connection with the 2011 meltdowns that left swathes of countryside uninhabitable.
Ex-bosses stand trial over Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis

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