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TUESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2017, 05:51


U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

Today at 04:46 AM, via Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The United States renewed a call for Cambodia’s government to release the country’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party’s seats if it was dissolved.

Venezuela vote dispute escalates foreign sanctions threat

Today at 02:22 AM, via Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists’ win in gubernatorial elections, raising the threat of more foreign sanctions following the vote in what the United States called “an authoritarian dictatorship.”

Beaten and humiliated

Today at 01:42 AM, via BBC News

Maxim Lapunov says he spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten, threatened and humiliated.

Japanese PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

Today at 01:41 AM, via Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China and the two Koreas as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, to mark its annual autumn festival, the shrine said on Tuesday.

Sweet success

Today at 01:30 AM, via BBC News

What’s the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Lessons from Catalonia

Today at 01:16 AM, via BBC News

The crisis in Spain’s Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.

Age of the Wunderkind

Today at 01:14 AM, via BBC News

Austria’s Sebastian Kurz is just 31 – but he is not the first “Wunderkind” in modern politics.

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