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ICC begins preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

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The Hague, Sept 19 (AP) -- The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message that she has begun a probe formally known as a preliminary examination to establish if there is enough evidence to merit a full-blown investigation.
Bensouda said she will look at...

Feinstein's re-election opponent criticizes her over letter

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Sacramento, Sep 19 (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The top Democrat on the Senate...

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

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Hong Kong, Sep 16 (AP) - Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the northern...

Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

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Paris, Sep 16 (AP) - The Iranian Embassy was damaged by a crowd that a local police official said Saturday was made up of "individuals," while Iran's Foreign Ministry accused them of being extremists and charged that the response by authorities in Paris was slow and weak.
Iran's Foreign Ministry...

Skepticism rising in S Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

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Seoul, Sep 16 (AP) - The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North.
The liberal politician, who reversed nearly a decade of conservative hard-line policy toward North Korea after his election last year, is preparing for a third summit...

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