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JOHANNESBURG | Desmond Tutu spends 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital

JOHANNESBURG  — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 87 years old in a hospital on Sunday, and birthday greetings poured in for the man once described by Nelson Mandela as “our voice of conscience.” Tutu, who has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, was admitted to a Cape Town hospital for tests … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Desmond Tutu spends 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Myanmar defends itself against UN report

UNITED NATIONS — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9 p.m. Myanmar is defending itself against a United Nations report released in August which accused the Southeast Asian country of committing genocide against the Rohingya. In a speech at the U.N. General Assembly Friday, Kyaw Tint Swe, the country’s union … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Myanmar defends itself against UN report

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | The Latest: Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Latest on Malaysia’s election (all times local): 10 p.m. Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in as Malaysia’s 7th prime minister in a ceremony before the Southeast Asian country’s king after leading opposition parties to a historic election victory. The ceremony at the official state palace in Kuala Lumpur ended a … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | The Latest: Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia prime minister