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    Maldives under UN scrutiny for blogger’s death, quashing dissent

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:49am on June 08, 2017

    More than 30 Western countries called on the Maldives at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday to investigate thoroughly the death of a prominent blogger and to guarantee space for activists and political opposition...

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    Myanmar military plane carrying over 100 missing

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on June 08, 2017

    A Myanmar military plane went missing with more than 100 soldiers and their families on board on Wednesday, a local official and air force source said...

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    No Bangladeshis in Qatar in trouble: officials

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:43am on June 08, 2017

    Bangladeshi workers in Qatar, which is currently facing diplomatic crisis with neighbouring countries, are not in trouble, according to officials in Dhaka and Doha...

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    UAE threatens Qatar sympathisers with jail

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:31am on June 08, 2017

    The United Arab Emirates tightened the squeeze on fellow Gulf state Qatar on Wednesday, threatening anyone publishing expressions of sympathy towards Doha with up to 15 years in prison and barring entry to Qataris...

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    Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

    Associated Press | Updated at 06:03pm on June 07, 2017

    A Myanmar military spokesman says a transport plane with more than 100 people on board has gone missing on a flight from the country's south to Yangon.

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    Twin terror attacks kill 12 in Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2017

    Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran’s parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group...

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    British police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation

    Reuters | Updated at 12:44pm on June 07, 2017

    British police arrested a man under counter terrorism laws on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the London Bridge...

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    Modi greets BIMSTEC nations on its 20th anniv

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:38pm on June 07, 2017

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has greeted Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation nations on...

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    UAE bans expressions of sympathy towards Qatar

    Reuters | Updated at 12:21pm on June 07, 2017

    The United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing expressions of sympathy towards Qatar and will punish offenders with...

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    UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:47am on June 07, 2017

    United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by...

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