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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: MSF

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International Desk: A house is seen on fire in Gawduthar village, Maungdaw township, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar September 7, 2017. REUTERS
At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.

Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the number is much higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400.

MSF said it was "the clearest indication yet of the widespread violence" by Myanmar authorities.


Putin lands in Egypt in sign of growing ties

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Cairo (AP) - Making his second visit to Egypt since 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Cairo on Monday for talks with his Egyptian counterpart on the two countries' rapidly expanding ties and regional issues.
Egypt's general-turned-president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has visited Russia...

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

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The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.
In Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard, seriously...

Venezuela's ruling party wins big in mayoral elections

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Caracas, Dec 11 (AP) - Venezuela's ruling socialist party swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in Sunday elections boycotted by several opposition parties, officials announced.
The ruling party won in 41 of 42 cities where a winner was declared, according to early...

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

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Chicago Dec 11 (AP)- The first-ever bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.
The futures contract that expires in January rose $340 to $15,800 in the first hour and 15 minutes of trading on the Chicago Board Options...

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