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Myanmar unwilling to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

Myanmar is unable and unwilling to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country's generals to be hauled before an international court. A UN fact-finding mission has called for Myanmar's top brass to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over a brutal crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state that forced more than 720,000 of the beleaguered minority to flee the country to Bangladesh. Myanmar has dismissed the…

Netflix’s next act: feeding the service with its own movies

LOS ANGELES: As Hollywood studios unleash their summer blockbusters into theaters, Netflix is trying to give film buffs a reason to stay home. The streaming service is on track to release at least 86 Netflix original films in 2018, the company told Reuters. That exceeds the scheduled output of the top four traditional studios combined, as well as Netflix’s previous record of 61 films last year. The aggressive strategy is aimed in part at addressing complaints that the service’s movie library is stale, an issue likely…

Trump says Las Vegas massacre an ‘act of pure evil’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump decried the massacre of at least 58 Las Vegas concert goers as an "act of pure evil" Monday, but refrained from addressing calls for gun control or an unproven claim of responsibility from the Islamic State group. Delivering televised remarks from the White House, Trump ordered that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday, offered prayers for the victims and announced he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday. Trump did not address an IS propaganda agency's unverified claim that…

Media can act as bridge for further stability in Pak-US ties: Aizaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary has said media can play a pivotal role for further stability in Pakistan-US relations. While addressing a banquet arranged in honor of Pakistani journalists in Washington, the ambassador emphasized the need to project positive image of Pakistan. Several correspondents from mainstream print and electronic media attended the Iftar-dinner. Aizaz Chaudhry urged the Washington-based Pakistani journalists to radiate the message of peace, love and…