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UN has 'no right to interfere' says Myanmar army chief

Myanmar's army chief says the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country a week after UN investigators called on him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

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'Another cruel step'

'Another cruel step'

Rights groups in the United States have slammed a plan by the Trump administration to deny green cards to immigrants who receive public benefits such as food stamps.

India rolls out 'Modicare'

India rolls out 'Modicare'

India yesterday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would cover some 500 million poor people. The programme, dubbed "Modicare", promises health cover worth 500,000 rupees ($6,900) to every poor family to treat serious ailments.

Beijing scraps military talks with Washington

China summoned the US ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a US decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for buying Russian fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system.

France fears damage in Indian ties

The French government yesterday said it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande stirred controversy about a major deal to sell fighter jets to New Delhi.

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