Ethnic group attacks Myanmar army near China border, 30 dead: government

Some 30 people died in clashes between ethnic rebels and Myanmar security forces in a restive area along the border with China on Monday, the government said, dealing a blow to leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s goal of reaching peace with minorities. Suu Kyi’s nearly one-year-old government is increasingly besieged by ethnic rebels, grappling with an alliance of militias in ...

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Former Nigerian governor jailed for five years for corruption

A former Nigerian state governor was jailed for five years on Monday after being found guilty of corruption related to procurement of cars while in office, a judge said. James Bala Ngilari – who was governor of northeastern Adamawa state for seven months until May 2015 – was convicted of awarding a contract for the procurement of 25 vehicles at ...

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U.S. Navy ship changes course after Iran vessels come close: U.S. official

Multiple fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a U.S. official told Reuters on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IRGCN boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, and stopped. ...

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Nepali police kill three ethnic protesters in new violence over charter

By Gopal Sharma | KATHMANDU Nepali police shot and killed at least three ethnic Madhesis in the country’s restive southern plains as they tried to disrupt an opposition rally, officials said on Monday, the deadliest incident in more than a year over its post-monarchy charter. The volatile Himalayan nation, sandwiched between China and India, has been in turmoil since the ...

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Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Gavin Grimm is interview at his home in Gloucester, Va. The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to weigh in. (AP ...

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Alabama House Committee Meets On Bentley Impeachment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A legislative committee is meeting on the impeachment investigation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Tuesday morning meeting to discuss the impeachment investigation. The meeting comes after Chairman Mike Jones said he expects the committee to finish its work and make a recommendation to the House of Representatives before the ...

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