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One dead and dozens missing in Indonesia boat accident: disaster agency

Monday  20:40,   18 june 2018
msn

At least one person has died and dozens are missing after a ferry carrying 80 people capsized Monday in Indonesia, an official from the national disaster agency said. "Eighteen passengers have been rescued, one is dead," said agency spokesman Sutopo [...]

Former Israeli minister 'spied for Iran'

Monday  19:08,   18 june 2018
bbc

Gonen Segev was allegedly recruited as an agent by Israel's arch-enemy Iran while he lived in Nigeria.Gonen Segev, a medical doctor who served as energy minister in the 1990s, was allegedly recruited by Iranian intelligence while living in[...]

Juche, the state ideology that makes North Koreans revere Kim Jong Un, explained

Monday  17:26,   18 june 2018
vox

The North Korean ideology supports the claim that the country cured AIDS and invented the hamburger. There are some things about North Korea, as a society and government, that seem almost too strange to be believed. It’s a country where thousands [...]

U.N. Rights Chief Tells U.S. to Stop Taking Migrant Children From Parents

Monday  15:45,   18 june 2018
nytimes

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, cited the president of the American Association of Pediatrics, saying the practice is “government-sanctioned child abuse.” “The thought that any state would seek to deter[...]

Merkel at Risk as German Coalition Crisis Enters Crunch Time

Monday  15:35,   18 june 2018
bloomberg

Germany’s crisis over migration policy is entering a critical phase with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political future on the line and the ripples already being felt across Europe. Merkel received crucial backing on Monday from senior members of her[...]

Napoleon's Waterloo hat goes on sale

Monday  13:57,   18 june 2018
bbc

<p>A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, is due to be auctioned in Lyon later on Monday.</p>The former French emperor was renowned for his "bicorne" hats,[...]

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Monday  12:26,   18 june 2018
msn

An Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines after angering President Rodrigo Duterte won a reprieve on Monday from imminent deportation but is still subject to proceedings to expel her. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April[...]

U.N. rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Myanmar in final speech

Monday  12:21,   18 june 2018
reuters

The top U.N. human rights official called on the United States on Monday to halt its "unconscionable" policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, U.N. High [...]

Spanish king's brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

Monday  12:21,   18 june 2018
reuters

The brother-in-law of Spain's king turned himself in to authorities on Monday to serve a five-year, 10-month prison sentence for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement, a prison system spokesman said. Inaki Urdangarin signed himself into[...]

Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Monday  08:05,   18 june 2018
msn

Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad. Activists say[...]

Student dies while hiking in Russia, officials at University of Texas say

Monday  07:56,   18 june 2018
cbsnews

<p>A Texas Tech University student participating in a University of Texas study program in Russia died in a fall, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports.</p>AUSTIN -- A Texas Tech University student participating in a University of Texas study program[...]

Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others

Monday  07:05,   18 june 2018
cnn

Rajni Devi liked school and had big dreams. She was not going to end up like so many other girls in India: married off as a child bride. Rajni was 14 years old when her mother told her she must get married, but she refused. She was determined to[...]

Colombia Presidential Election Results: Meet Iván Duque

Monday  07:05,   18 june 2018
newsweek

The right-leaning candidate overwhelmingly won by 54.76 percent, but he will face a host of challenges ahead.With 84 percent of the vote in, Iván Duque of the center-right Democratic Center party won Colombia’s second presidential run-off Sunday in[...]

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

Monday  05:50,   18 june 2018
nytimes

Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a largely defensive posture, but in the spring the Defense Department opened the door to nearly daily raids on foreign networks, seeking to head off attacks.WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has quietly empowered the [...]

Rohingya men in Bangladesh revel in the newfound right to wear pants

Monday  05:45,   18 june 2018
msn

Restricted or forbidden in Myanmar, pants are becoming a social statement for male refugees.Rohingya Muslim men like him were restricted to wearing traditional sarongs, or longyis, in their native Myanmar. It was an unofficial uniform that [...]