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  • As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune

     As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune
    It was 1967 when U Win Mra, Burma's most successful Elvis impersonator, relinquished his dream of a singing career.
  • Saudi airstrikes in Yemen violate laws of war, rights group says

    GENEVA Airstrikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that killed dozens in the northern city of Saada were a breach of international laws of war, a rights group says. "These attacks appear to be serious laws-of-war violations that need to be...

    Red Cross fears for Palestinian hunger striker in Israel

    A prominent Palestinian detainee who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days faces an "immediate risk" of death, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, urging Israel to allow his family to visit in line with international conventions....

    UN warns of impending famine in conflict-torn Yemen

    The U.N. special envoy for Yemen warned Wednesday that the conflict-torn Middle East nation is "one step" from famine, with 31 million people in need of humanitarian assistance compared with just 7 million two years ago. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told...

    Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy

    The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending. The Senate...