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    UNHCR urges Asia-Pacific leaders to show solidarity with Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2018

    Head of the UN refugee agency Filippo Grandi has urged the government representatives and the business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region to offer more support and protection for over 700,000 Rohingyas who have fled violence and discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine State over the past year...

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    US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:05pm on August 10, 2018

    US forces launched airstrikes Friday to counter a major Taliban assault on an Afghan provincial capital, where terrified residents cowered in their homes amid...

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    Begging is not a crime, New Delhi court rules

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:47am on August 10, 2018

    A court in New Delhi has struck down a law that made begging in the Indian capital a crime, a major victory for campaigners who have long argued that the legislation was being used to harass and intimidate the homeless and the poor....

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    Record number of people charged for slavery in UK but convictions stall

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:10am on August 10, 2018

    A record number of people were charged with modern slavery offences in Britain this year, prosecutors revealed on Thursday, but activists said the number of convictions had not increased significantly since a tough new law was introduced in 2015....

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    Rohingya jurisdiction request ‘should be dismissed’

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:05am on August 10, 2018

    Myanmar said on Thursday a request by the International Criminal Court prosecutor to seek jurisdiction over suspected deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh was ‘meritless and should be dismissed’....

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    Attack on school bus kills 43

    Reuters . Aden | Updated at 01:20am on August 10, 2018

    Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed dozens of people, including children travelling on a bus through a market, in Yemen’s Saada province, a Yemeni health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross said....

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    Strong aftershock rattles survivors of deadly Indonesian quake

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:47pm on August 09, 2018

    A strong aftershock struck Indonesia’s Lombok Thursday, causing panic among evacuees already traumatised by a devastating earthquake that...

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    UN refugee agency welcomes Thai move to give cave boys citizenship

    Reuters | Updated at 11:10am on August 09, 2018

    The UN refugee agency welcomed on Thursday a decision by Thailand to grant Thai citizenship to three boys and their soccer coach from among a...

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    US imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK

    Reuters | Updated at 10:34am on August 09, 2018

    Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve...

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    May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry

    Reuters . London | Updated at 09:30pm on August 08, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May has scolded her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, for saying that Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers....