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Myanmar Ethnic Alliance to Skip Government Peace Talks Next Week

An umbrella group of ethnic armies in Myanmar announced Thursday it will skip a government-sponsored peace conference next week, citing ...

Universities and colleges can spark agri food systems transformation

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA, August 13 (PIA) --"The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the connections between supply chains and our consumption patterns, ...

Army's 3ID reaffirms commitment to IHL

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) -- The Philippine Army's 3rd Infantry Division reaffirmed its commitment to the International Humanitarian Law ...

Boy Scout Arranges Free Tutoring for Hundreds

A youngster in the Boy Scouts of America has taken the U.S.-based youth development organization's motto -- "Be prepared" -- ...

Ex-Kyrgyz President's Prison Sentence Upheld

BISHKEK -- The Bishkek City Court has upheld a lower court's ruling sentencing former President Almazbek Atambaev to 11 years ...

The rise and fall of Black British writing

In many ways, the current state of the world seems unprecedented. The last few years - but especially 2020 - ...

International

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Trump stuns with diplomatic breakthrough, UAE and Israel form pact

ABU DHABI, UAE - A phone call by U.S. President Donald Trump clinched what is being described as an 'historic ...

3 dozen rights experts demand accountability for catastrophic blast

The catastrophic blast which led to the deaths of more than 200 in Beirut on 4 August, has prompted more ...

Perth man allegedly stole from dead girlfriend's bank accounts

PERTH, Western Australia - A 28-year-old man was scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on Friday over allegations he ...

NYC man who was on way to join Pakistani terrorist group sentenced

NEW YORK CITY, New York - A man who was arrested as he was about to board a plane at ...

WFP in rush to supply Lebanese capital with emergency food supplies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The World Food Programme (WFP) is racing to prevent food shortages in Lebanon as the country continues ...

Rush, but not race, to develop coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON, DC - Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come ...