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Trump would be 'Dangerous' if Elected — UN Rights Boss

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein cited Mr Trump's views on vulnerable communities including minorities and his talk of authorising torture in interrogations, banned under worldwide law, as "deeply unsettling and disturbing".



Philippine President Duterte to Visit China Next Week

A closer Philippines-China relationship, analysts say, could jeopardize regional efforts to forge a unified position on how to handle China's assertiveness in the South China Sea. "The clouds are fading away". "We have members who are looking for some tie-up with their like in power, agriculture, financing facilities and joint ventures", said Sergio Ortiz-Luis, president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation.


Hong Kong lawmakers stage anti-China oath protest

Hong Kong lawmakers stage anti-China oath protest

Independent lawmaker Edward Yiu added a pledge to "fight for genuine universal suffrage" to his oath. Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, known as "Long Hair", top centre, tries to break through the security guards during the election of president of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong .


Obama says Trump not fit to work at a convenience store

Obama says Trump not fit to work at a convenience store

The Clinton campaign is banking on the president's high popularity to motivate turnout among Democrats, particularly the young people and minorities who were key elements of Obama's coalition but have been reluctant to enthusiastically back Clinton's candidacy.


Lawyers will no longer defend Paris terror attacks suspect

Lawyers will no longer defend Paris terror attacks suspect

What can we do. The two lawyers - Sven Mary in Belgium, where Abdeslam was arrested in March, and Franck Berton in France, where Abdeslam faces terrorism-related charges - announced that they could no longer work with their client. Abdeslam, 27, had initially said he wanted to explain his path to radicalization and his role in the November 13 attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafes and the national stadium.



Thai Calm Urged; Premier Returns to Bangkok Amid Concern on King

Many sat or knelt, lining the walkway to the hospital doors in neat rows, holding images of the King. Thailand's prime minister has cut short a trip to the country's east and flown back to the capital to meet the crown prince in a previously unannounced move that comes as concerns grow over the health of the king.