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Burma fears outbreak of swine flu after two people hospitalised in Rangoon

A HOSPITAL in Burma’s biggest city, Rangoon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said today, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. Click here to Read from the source

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Polish president unexpectedly vetoes judiciary reform

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday he will veto two of three bills reforming the country’s judiciary system, easing worries that the ruling Law and Justice party will undermine the division of powers. “I have decided that I will send back to Sejm (lower house of parliament), which means I will veto the bill, on the ...

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Philippines' Duterte says drugs war will go on, despite criticism

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to forge on with his controversial war on drugs and said no amount of criticism or international pressure would deter him. Delivering his annual State of the Nation address, Duterte said his critics at home and abroad should focus on using their influence to educate Filipinos of the ills of ...

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Qatari websites unblocked in Saudi due to technical glitch: royal adviser

RIYADH (Reuters) – Websites and some television channels linked to Qatar were unblocked in Saudi Arabia on Monday morning but the change arose from a technical glitch and the restrictions will be reimposed shortly, a key Saudi royal court adviser said. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed an economic boycott on ...

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Thailand seizes $21 million in assets from dead founder of dark net marketplace AlphaBay

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police have seized nearly $21 million worth of assets, from cars to cryptocurrency, belonging to the late founder of dark web marketplace AlphaBay, who died in a Bangkok jail this month, they said on Monday. Alexandre Cazes, a 25-year-old Canadian citizen, was arrested in Thailand on July 5 at the request of the United States. Thai ...

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Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging 'asymmetric war'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack. “Journalism is not a crime,” chanted several hundred people gathered outside the central Istanbul court to protest against the prosecution of writers, ...

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