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    Qatar enacts law to protect foreign domestic workers

    Reuters . Doha | Updated at 01:09am on August 25, 2017

    Qatar’s ruler has introduced a law giving broad protection to tens of thousands of foreigners working as maids, cooks, cleaners and nannies, addressing some concerns long highlighted by human rights groups...

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    China slams Indian road project on border

    Agence France-presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:53am on August 25, 2017

    China slammed India Thursday over a report that it plans to build a road in territory disputed between the two countries, after weeks of tension elsewhere along the border...

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    Myanmar asked to end Rohingya restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:46am on August 25, 2017

    Myanmar must scrap restrictions on movement and citizenship for its Rohingya minority if it wants to avoid fuelling extremism and bring peace to Rakhine state, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday...

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    Excessive force won’t solve Rohingya crisis, say Annan panel

    Reuters | Updated at 05:37pm on August 24, 2017

    Myanmar should respond to a crisis over its Muslim Rohingya community in a ‘calibrated’ way without excessive force, a panel led by former...

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    Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

    BBC | Updated at 10:40am on August 24, 2017

    Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering...

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    India’s top court says privacy is a fundamental right

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 25, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark decision that could jeopardise a government programme with biometric data on over a billion people....

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    Typhoon leaves 12 dead after lashing Macau, Hong Kong

    Agence France-Press | Updated at 11:05am on August 24, 2017

    The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 12 Thursday after a storm that left a trail of destruction across southern China...

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    At least 10 die in Brazil boat wreck

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25am on August 24, 2017

    At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and dozens were feared missing in northern Brazil after a boat sank overnight in the Amazon basin, the local government said Wednesday...

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    Trump softens tone to urge ‘a new unity’

    BBC | Updated at 08:45am on August 24, 2017

    US president Donald Trump has called for a ‘new unity’, a day after a campaign-style rally in which he attacked political foes and media...

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    Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:02am on August 24, 2017

    Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Wednesday, Sudanese and Russian officials said...