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    Rohingyas are Myanmar citizens; accept them: Mahathir  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:35pm on August 14, 2018

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said Myanmar must accept Rohingyas because they are their citizens as they have lived in Myanmar for generations. Mahathir...

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    Why has Turkey's currency fallen so sharply?

    Agence France-Presse. Istanbul, Turkey | Updated at 02:18am on August 14, 2018

    Turkey's lira has bled value against the dollar, leaving the country under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing its most serious economic challenge since a financial...

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    North, South Korea agree on third summit to be held in Pyongyang

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 01:17pm on August 13, 2018

    North and South Korea agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more...

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    Fire at Taiwan hospital kills 9, injures 15

    Reuters | Updated at 10:38am on August 13, 2018

    A fire at a hospital in Taiwan killed nine people on Monday and injured 15, authorities said. Premier William Lai was overseeing rescue efforts and...

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    Eight bodies found in Indonesian plane crash

    Agence France-Presse . Indonesia | Updated at 12:29pm on August 12, 2018

    A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed eight people in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said...

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    Five wounded in attack on bus ferrying Chinese workers

    Reuters . Quetta | Updated at 03:41pm on August 11, 2018

    A suicide bomber attacked a bus ferrying Chinese mining workers in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Saturday, a local official said, in an...

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    Mosque protest highlights China’s shrinking religious spaces

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2018

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered at a mosque in China to stop its government-ordered demolition, a participant said Saturday, as Beijing’s increasingly harsh policies against religion...

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    Taliban fighters storm Afghan city

    Reuters . Ghazni | Updated at 01:51am on August 11, 2018

    Heavily armed Taliban fighters attacked the strategic central Afghan city of Ghazni on Friday, burning police checkpoints and seizing control of parts of the centre...

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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...

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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...

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