Sri Lanka military accused of backing ruling party
Japan says it may inhabit disputed islands
New York votes to replace billionaire mayor
Chinese boy gets implants after eyes gouged out

Sri Lanka military accused of backing ruling party
Sri Lanka’s main ethnic Tamil party has accused the military of campaigning on behalf of the ruling coalition in provincial elections in the country’s former northern war zone. The military denied the allegation.

Japan says it may inhabit disputed islands
Japan said Tuesday it is considering stationing government officials on disputed East China Sea islands to back its territorial claim. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the permanent placing of officials on the currently uninhabited islands, controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, is a strategic option.

New York votes to replace billionaire mayor
New Yorkers on Tuesday began the process of replacing the billionaire mayor who has led their city for 12 years. Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and continued the city’s transformation as one where murders have dropped but the divide between rich and poor has grown.

Chinese boy gets implants after eyes gouged out
A 6-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out received implants Tuesday at a hospital in southern China owned by a Hong Kong doctor who offered the operation after learning about the brutal attack.

Myanmar receives high-tech TB detection machines
Myanmar on Tuesday received four state-of-the-art machines to detect drug-resistant tuberculosis, one of its major health problems.

Family of ex-dictator in SKorea to pay back money
A son of ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan said Tuesday his family will pay back the money his father amassed for a huge slush fund during his corrupt 1980s rule in South Korea.

Morocco seeking help from Europe on migration
Morocco’s official human rights group has called for a new policy to integrate immigrants in the country with the help of European funding, amid persistent criticism over their treatment at the hands of security forces.

Germany’s Thomas Bach elected IOC president
Thomas Bach has been elected president of the International Olympic Committee. Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body.

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