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New Zealand celebrates 125 years of women having the vote

Sep 19, 2018

New Zealand became the first nation in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and hundreds of people celebrated the anniversary by turning out to gatherings and speeches

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New Zealand to increase annual refugee quota to 1,500

Sep 19, 2018

New Zealand plans to increase the number of refugees it takes each year from 1,000 to 1,500. Liberal Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Wednesday that the new quota will take effect from 2020.

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Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

Sep 19, 2018

Investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused Rohingya Muslims to flee have criticized the United Nations' response

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World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

Sep 18, 2018

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

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International Criminal Court prosecutor launches preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations

Sep 18, 2018

International Criminal Court prosecutor launches preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations

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Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

Sep 18, 2018

The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent of the workforce

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Defense lawyer casts Ugandan war crimes defendant as victim

Sep 18, 2018

The defense lawyer for an alleged commander in the Lord's Resistance Army accused of crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers is casting him as a victim of the Ugandan rebel group's brutal leader, Joseph Kony

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World stocks advance, unfazed by new US-China tariffs

Sep 18, 2018

European and Asian shares are rising, shrugging off President Donald Trump's decision to place tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods staring next week

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Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

Sep 18, 2018

Asian markets are mixed after President Donald Trump orders tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's two largest economies

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ICC sentences ex-Congo VP to 1 year for witness tampering

Sep 17, 2018

Judges at the International Criminal Court have re-imposed a one-year prison sentence and 300,000 euro fine on a former Congolese vice president for interfering with witnesses at his war crimes trial

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