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East Germany a hotbed for racist hate crime

Far-right mob violence targeting immigrants in the German city of Chemnitz has again cast an ugly spotlight on the country' ex-communist east as a hotbed of xenophobia.


World leaders ignore rights in China: author

Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose works are banned in his heavily censored homeland, has urged world leaders not to shy away from confronting China about its human rights record.


Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya genocide

Myanmar rejected Wednesday the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, in a strident government response to a damning report on the crisis.


End of an 'era': Emperor's exit resets Japan calendar

The abdication of Japan's Emperor Akihito next year will be quite literally the end of an era, the Heisei era of his rule, and behind closed doors, talks on the next era have begun.


Crippling costs of war reporting and investigative journalism

The cost of war reporting and investigative journalism is becoming prohibitive for media outlets, campaigners have warned.


Islamic court postpones caning of women for lesbian sex

A Malaysian Islamic court postponed the caning Tuesday of two women convicted of lesbian sex as activists hoped it would give them time to stop the punishment being carried out.


Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Facebook's ban of Myanmar's military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state "actors" -- and raises thorny questions on how the company deals with repressive regimes using the platform.


'No grass': Europe's livestock sector stricken by drought

"Our cows have been living off hay cut in June, there isn't any grass," says Jean-Guillaume Hannequin, a farmer in eastern France, who like his counterparts across much of northern Europe is wondering how he will feed his animals this winter.


Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP as India counts the rising toll from floods that have devastated southern Kerala state.


Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar accused of breaking a state secrets law while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims face another week of uncertainty after the verdict in their trial was delayed on Monday.


 

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