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Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters with official secrets offence

YANGON (Reuters) – A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings. Yangon district judge Ye Lwin charged reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, with breaching of the colonial-era Official Secret Act which carries ...

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Pope invites migrants to Mass as governments close doors

VATICAN CITY (AP) ” Pope Francis is celebrating a special Mass for migrants in St. Peter’s Basilica, calling attention to their plight and inviting them to the Vatican as Europe, the U.S. and other countries increasingly close their doors to them.Several migrants and representatives of aid groups that care for them were among the guests at the intimate Mass marking ...

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Pak court rejects Sharif’s plea seeking verdict delay

The court said that the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case — pertaining to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London — would be delivered today. Sharif, who is still in London along with his daughter Maryam, had said he wants to hear the judgement of the case while standing in the…

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