{FD} Pope to meet with Myanmar military chief and Rohingya

Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar's military chief during his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh — an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from the will of the civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

{FD} The Latest: N.Korea slams US over terror sponsor designation

The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local): 7 p.m. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.

{FD} Donkeys in China tortured to make gelatin, disturbing video reveals

Disturbing video emerged from China Tuesday showing donkeys being tortured -- some bashed in the head with sledgehammers -- for what has become a lucrative business: the slaughter of donkeys for a traditional Chinese medicine and a snack food product called "ejiao."

{FD} China jails prominent rights lawyer for 2 years for inciting subversion

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism.