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Divers comb capsized China ship, death toll jumps to 18

JIANLI, China - Scores of divers cautiously searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18. | Video

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Myanmar needs to treat Rohingya as citizens: U.S.

JAKARTA - Myanmar's government needs to treat minority Rohingya Muslims as citizens to solve the root cause of the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard said on Wednesday.

Myanmar 02 Jun 2015

Leader in Afghan north dismisses Kabul government as a 'show'

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan - Atta Mohammad Noor, a powerful governor in northern Afghanistan, visited a local amusement park last week and grabbed a video arcade gun. Firing on fictional aliens made a break from the frequent target of his ire: the government in Kabul.

Afghanistan 02 Jun 2015

Obama: Netanyahu's Palestine stance erodes Israel's credibility

JERUSALEM - U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.

United Nations, Israel 02 Jun 2015

As key allies leave, next election may be Canada PM's last

OTTAWA - The shock departure of a Canadian cabinet heavyweight has fueled talk about how long Prime Minister Stephen Harper will stay in power, with some in his party predicting he is unlikely to serve a full term if he wins re-election this October.

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Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with legal action

UNITED NATIONS - The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

United Nations, Israel 02 Jun 2015

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