YANGON: Myanmar has confirmed to the United Nations it is finalising a plan that will offer minority Rohingya Muslims citizenship if they change their ethnicity to suggest Bangladeshi origin, a move rights groups say could force thousands into detention camps.
KIEV: For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year.
NEW DELHI: Microsoft announced plans today to offer its commercial cloud services from Indian data centres as it seeks to tap what it calls a $2-trillion market in the country where Internet use is growing rapidly.
NORTH AUGUSTA: Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back 68-year-old African-American with some distinct habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over.
KATMANDU: Nepal’s powerful parliamentary committee accused the long-time chief of the national football association of embezzling millions and ordered government agencies to investigate, file a case in court, and suspend him.
BAKU: A gay couple fled Azerbaijan after reports of their engagement sparked abuse and death threats in the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet country, one of the men said today.
LONDON: A British schoolgirl who has been missing for nearly a week could be on her way to join Islamist fighters in Syria after being radicalised, police said today.
TRENTON: The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug today will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial in America that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.
RICHMOND: They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus.
GENEVA: About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups.
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