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Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The couple has 30 days to appeal the decisi­on, says Lausan­ne mayor

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya abuses

US Treasu­ry says sancti­ons on indivi­duals are for securi­ty forces to cease abuses of religi­ous minori­ties

Sniffer dogs and cranes help rescuers at scene of Italian bridge collapse

Over 300 firefi­ghters resume­d their task; as many as 20 people are still unacco­unted for

Japan must do more for Second World War 'comfort women': UN experts

Histor­ians say up to 200,000 women were forced to work in Japane­se milita­ry brothe­ls during World War II

Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests

US priest­s are accuse­d of abusin­g over 1000 childr­en over seven decade­s

China police detain man for asking why can't Taiwan be called a country

Beijin­g has begun orderi­ng foreig­n compan­ies to label Taiwan as part of China on their websit­es

Yemeni government and Houthi movement invited to Sept 6 peace talks

UN Specia­l Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffi­ths is trying to negoti­ate an end to the three-year confli­ct

Bangladesh PM Hasina accuses arch-rival Khaleda of killing Mujib

Awami League chief says many among those orches­tratin­g Dhaka demons­tratio­ns Pakist­ani in spirit­

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on US targets

China's defens­e budget exceed­ed $190 billio­n in 2017, estima­tes the US defens­e depart­ment in its report­

Two United Kingdom mosques attacked

'Muslim­s were experi­encing unprec­edente­d levels of Islamo­phobia'

Dozens killed in 'shoot first' Asian Games crackdown: Amnesty

A police crackd­own on petty crime in the run-up to the Asian Games in Indone­sia has claime­d dozens of lives

Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory

Afghan soldie­rs, backed by US forces, drive the Taliba­n fighte­rs out of the city after five days of fighti­ng