AFP - Myanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief's office said Wednesday, as it admitted for the first time abuses during a crackdown that sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority.
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BBC - Rescue workers in southern California are searching for survivors after mudslides and flooding in which at least 13 people have died.
REUTERS - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were harmed by Washington’s refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.
Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Cavusoglu said that ties between the NATO allies could be harmed further if Washington does not correct its mistakes.
AFP - Israeli forces set up roadblocks and deployed around a major Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday in a manhunt for attackers who shot dead an Israeli settler.
Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old rabbi, was killed late Tuesday while driving near the wildcat settlement where he lived, Havat Gilad near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
BBC - US President Donald Trump reportedly plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, an annual January get-together of the global business elite.
The president's spokeswoman said he would promote policies to strengthen "American businesses, American industries, and American workers."
AFP - A behind-the-scenes video of French President Emmanuel Macron wrestling with the Mandarin pronunciation of his climate change slogan "Make our planet great again" has delighted Chinese social media.
AFP - South Korea will not seek to renegotiate a deal with Japan on wartime sex slavery, it said Tuesday, despite new President Moon Jae-In saying on the campaign trail he "could not accept" the agreement.
AFP - After a rollercoaster year for the tech world, many industry leaders are looking to the cutting edge for salvation.
As tech industry players converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an overriding theme is that gizmos, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and superfast internet connections hold answers to many if not all ills -- the new religion.
REUTERS - South Korea’s trade ministry said on Monday it expects Washington to proceed with talks to revise a bilateral trade deal in a speedy manner, although “an uphill battle” is expected as protectionism grows.