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US deploys long-range artillery system to southern Syria

The U.S. military has moved its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from Jordan into southern Syria for the first time, positioning it near the U.S.-Coalition training base at At Tanf, three U.S. defense officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

Singapore Prime Minister denounced by siblings

Singaporean leader Lee Hsien Loong's siblings have launched a stunning public broadside against their elder brother, accusing him of misusing his power and influence over government to drive a personal agenda.

Australia to pay $70 million to detainees

The Australian government has agreed to pay detainees on Manus Island more than $70 million (US$52.75 million) in the "largest settlement in a human rights class-action" in the country's history.

China reportedly detains chief of busy company

The head of a deal-hungry Chinese insurer that recently held talks with the Kushner family over a New York office tower is reported to have been detained by Chinese authorities.

Yemen cholera outbreak grows, with children bearing brunt

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen continues to spread at a rapid pace. Over 124,000 cases have been recorded as of Tuesday, with 923 people -- a quarter of them children -- dead in the current outbreak, the United Nations Children's Fund said in a statement Tuesday.