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    EU lauds Myanmar govt for initiating inquiry into Rakhain state violence

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 01:15pm on December 06, 2016

    European Union spokesperson on Tuesday appreciated the announcement by the government of Myanmar of the establishment of a Commission of...

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    India’s Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa dies

    Agence France-Presse. Chennai, India | Updated at 01:19am on December 06, 2016

    Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, died after a prolonged illness,...

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    Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya genocide: Malaysia PM

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:36am on December 05, 2016

    Aung San Suu Kyi must step in to prevent the ‘genocide’ of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Malaysia’s prime minister said Sunday as he mocked the...

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    Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingyas

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:15pm on December 04, 2016

    Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a ‘genocide’ of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian...

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    Malaysia hits out at Myanmar over ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Agence France-Presse . Maungdaw | Updated at 01:05am on December 04, 2016

    Malaysia accused Myanmar of engaging in the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of its Rohingya minority Saturday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan visited a burned out village...

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    South Koreans march close to president house

    Reuters | Updated at 04:15pm on December 03, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans rallied in Seoul on Saturday in the sixth straight weekend of protests demanding the resignation of scandal-tainted president Park...

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    China protests Trump’s call to Taiwan president

    Reuters | Updated at 03:36pm on December 03, 2016

    China's foreign ministry said on Saturday that it had lodged a protest with the ‘relevant side’ in the United States after president-elect Donald Trump spoke...

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    Violence against Rohingyas ‘ethnic cleansing’: Malaysia

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40am on December 03, 2016

    Malaysia described the violence against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority as ‘ethnic cleansing’ on Saturday, ahead of a planned solidarity march in Kuala Lumpur expected to...

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    21 Chinese miners trapped for four days confirmed dead

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:30am on December 03, 2016

    Twenty-one miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been...

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    Mongolian rapper beaten up by Russian diplomat

    Agence France-Presse . Ulan Bator | Updated at 12:44am on December 03, 2016

    One of Mongolia’s top rappers was beaten up by a Russian diplomat after performing wearing a swastika - a traditional Mongolian symbol - the singer’s...

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