A Myanmar border guard patrols the fence in the "no man's land" zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photo: Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images

More than 130 members of parliament from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor Leste and the Philippines are calling for an International Criminal Court investigation of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, the Guardian reports.

Why it matters: The call from the 132 MPs — members of the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights — is the "most united condemnation" of the campaign against the Rohingya since it started a year ago, leaving around 25,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. The ICC is discussing the legal basis for an investigation, the Guardian reports, as Myanmar is not a member state and has strongly denied any ethnic cleansing is taking place.

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Supreme Court won't block Rhode Island's eased absentee voting rules

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The Supreme Court said Thursday that it will not block Rhode Island's move to ease its requirements for absentee voting during November's election.

Why it matters: The decision is a loss for Republicans, who had requested an emergency order as the state is expected to begin mailing out its ballots.

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Uber and Lyft are ratcheting up the fight with California’s state government over the classification of drivers with a move that would deprive Californians of their ride-hailing services (and halt driver income).

Driving the news: On Wednesday, both companies said that if a court doesn’t overturn or further pause a new ruling forcing them to reclassify California drivers as employees, they’ll suspend their services in the state until November’s election, when voters could potentially exempt them by passing a ballot measure.

Trump announces normalization of ties between Israel and UAE

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President Trump announced a "historic" deal Thursday which will see Israel and the UAE open full diplomatic relations and Israel suspend its annexation plans in the West Bank.

Why it matters: This is a major breakthrough for Israel, which lacks diplomatic recognition in many Middle Eastern countries but has been steadily improving relations in the Gulf, largely due to mutual antipathy toward Iran.