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    Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:54am on September 23, 2018

    Canada’s Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion declaring crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be genocide....

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    Indian police arrest bishop accused of raping nun in Kerala

    Reuters . Kochi, India | Updated at 11:19pm on September 21, 2018

    Police in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday arrested a Roman Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun, a day after the Vatican...

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    Indian police arrest bishop accused of raping nun in Kerala

    Reuters . Kochi, India | Updated at 11:17pm on September 21, 2018

    Police in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday arrested a Roman Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun, a day after the Vatican...

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    India cancels rare UN meeting Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:54pm on September 21, 2018

    India cancelled on Friday a rare meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart scheduled to have taken place on the sidelines of the...

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    Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2018

    A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick...

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    UK FM meets Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 11:58pm on September 20, 2018

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first high-profile state visit to the country...

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    Pakistan court orders release of ex-PM Nawaz on bail

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:58am on September 20, 2018

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an...

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    India outlaws Islamic instant divorce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:41am on September 20, 2018

    The Indian government Wednesday issued an executive order making the Islamic practice of ‘instant divorce’ a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in...

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    Level of Myanmar army brutality hard to fathom: UN probe

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva/ Yangon | Updated at 12:09am on September 20, 2018

    Myanmar’s army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said Tuesday, calling for the military to be removed from politics and...

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    Ex-columnist jailed for abusive posts about Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2018

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for ‘abusive’ Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court...

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