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Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage after being told: 'We will kill you all'

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

"We're terrified," Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, said by telephone. "We'll starve soon and they're threatening to burn down our houses."

Another Rohingya contacted by Reuters, who asked not to be named, said ethnic Rakhine Buddhists came to the same village and shouted: "Leave, or we will kill you all."


US warns North Korea will be 'destroyed' if threats continue

Donald Trump's administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday (Sept 17) ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be "destroyed" if it refuses to end its "reckless" nuclear and ballistic missile drive.

With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, the US president will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and then confer Thursday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the sidelines of the meeting.

Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In spoke by phone Saturday night and pledged "stronger pressure" on Kim Jong-Un's regime, the South's presidential office said, adding that the North must be made to realise that "further provocation" would put it on a "path of collapse".


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says US could stay in Paris climate accord

The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday (Sept 17).

President Donald Trump was willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if the United States could construct a set of terms that are fair and balanced for Americans, Tillerson said on the CBS Face The Nation programme.

"The president said he is open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue," Tillerson said.


Football: Former Everton star Romelu Lukaku ruins Wayne Rooney's United return

Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday (Sept 17) scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return.

Right-back Antonio Valencia gave United an early lead with a spectacular half-volley before late goals from midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan - set up by Lukaku just before he got on the scoresheet himself - and an Anthony Martial penalty sealed the win.

With United's rivals Manchester City having clinched a dominant 6-0 victory over Watford 24 hours earlier there was an expectation from United fans for Jose Mourinho's side to keep pace with the Premier League leaders.


Stars flock to Emmys for television's big night

Television's biggest stars were dusting off their designer frocks and getting suited and booted Sunday (Sept 17) for their chance to snag the biggest prizes for the small screen.

With awards juggernaut Downton Abbey finished and Game of Thrones ineligible, this year's Emmys are seen as the first in years in which any show could take home the most prestigious statuettes.

There will be fierce competition among a host of acclaimed first-timers, including HBO sci-fi robot show Westworld, Hulu's dystopian The Handmaid's Tale and Netflix's 1980s-set horror series Stranger Things.


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