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Rights group: India controls Kashmir, Jammu rebels with torture
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Rights group: India controls Kashmir, Jammu rebels with torture
May 20 (UPI) -- A rights group said Monday it wants the U.N. to look into how India responds to uprisings in the territory of Kashmir, saying forces there routinely use torture to subdue dissent.
U.N. study: Corruption still a problem in reformed Afghanistan
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U.N. study: Corruption still a problem in reformed Afghanistan
May 20 (UPI) -- Amid peace talks between the United States and Afghanistan leaders, the United Nations mission in the war-scarred nation said in a study Monday sustained efforts are still needed to weed out corruption there.
Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with South Korea
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Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with South Korea
May 20 (UPI) -- Japan's defense minister is calling for improved relations with South Korea, despite political friction and recent anti-Korean remarks from Japanese lawmakers.
FCC chair says he will back T-Mobile, Sprint merger
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
FCC chair says he will back T-Mobile, Sprint merger
May 20 (UPI) -- Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai said Monday he is giving a thumbs up to the $26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint after the companies agreed to a series of commitments.
U.S., North Korea military officers hold 'friendly' conversations daily, report says
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U.S., North Korea military officers hold 'friendly' conversations daily, report says
May 20 (UPI) -- North Korea and U.S. military officers have exchanged phone calls at the Korean demilitarized zone.
IS militants blamed for prison riot that killed at least 32
World News // 5 hours ago
IS militants blamed for prison riot that killed at least 32
May 20 (UPI) -- Islamic militants instigated a prison riot in Tajikistan Sunday that killed three prison guards and 29 inmates.
House Speaker Pelosi awarded Profile in Courage Award
U.S. News // 6 hours ago
House Speaker Pelosi awarded Profile in Courage Award
May 20 (UPI) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's crusade to expand healthcare earned her the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Sunday in Boston.
Iran promises 'crushing response' after Trump's tweet threat
U.S. News // 6 hours ago
Iran promises 'crushing response' after Trump's tweet threat
May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump is using the same hardline rhetoric against Iran that he used a year ago, as new tensions flare between Washington and Tehran.
Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism
May 20 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has announced the first step of what it considers a blueprint for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, encouraging fiscal investment in exchange for a cease-fire.
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine's president
World News // 8 hours ago
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine's president
May 20 (UPI) -- Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in Monday as the sixth president of Ukraine, vowing to achieve a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists while announcing the disbandment of parliament.
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