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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

NAYPYITAW Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. | Video

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Sudan's Bashir visits Darfur ahead of U.S. sanctions decision

KHARTOUM Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the war-torn Darfur region on Tuesday in an effort to show his country is ready to have 20-year-old sanctions lifted by the United States just weeks before Washington is expected to issue a decision.

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Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama

BEIRUT Jihadists launched an offensive against government-held areas of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack in the area since March, triggering heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria 7:46am EDT

British police investigating suspect package in Holborn, central London

LONDON British police were investigating reports of a suspicious package near Holborn, central London, on Tuesday and have sent specialist officers to the scene, a spokeswoman said.

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Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: media

MOSCOW A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed.

Russia 8:21am EDT

Waving German flag, far-right and anti-Islam groups rally together before vote

DRESDEN, Germany In the shadows of a Dresden church, hundreds of Alternative for Germany party members rallied with anti-Islam activists, counting down the days to a vote set to make the AfD the first far-right group in parliament in more than half a century.

Germany 7:40am EDT

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