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General accused of war crimes appointed Sri Lanka army chief

A general accused of war crimes was Monday appointed Sri Lanka army chief, prompting international criticism and warnings his selection undermined efforts to ensure accountability after the country’s long-running civil...

Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched

RIOTS broke out and a local parliament building was torched in Indonesia’s restive Papua region on Monday, as thousands protested against the weekend detention of dozens of Papuan students.

Australia dilutes Pacific leaders’ climate warning

PACIFIC leaders warned the world faces a climate crisis Friday but complained their message on global warming had been “watered down” at Australia’s insistence.