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    Indian defence minister to visit Dhaka

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on November 21, 2016

    Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar would visit Dhaka for creating avenues for more collaboration between the armed forces of the two countries, Indian high commissioner...

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    Anti-Muslim stance of police stokes fear in Rakhine

    Reuters . Sittwe | Updated at 12:59am on November 21, 2016

    Ever since deadly attacks by alleged Muslim militants in Myanmar’s troubled northwestern Rakhine State, Myint Lwin says he has been unable to sleep at night...

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    Military crackdown in Myanmar: Hundreds sneak into Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on November 21, 2016

    Several hundred Myanmar people known as Rohingya entered Bangladesh over the past week despite enhanced surveillance as Myanmar military escalated crackdown on the Muslim minority...

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    120 killed as train derails in India

    Agence France-Presse . Pukhrayan | Updated at 08:25am on November 20, 2016

    Emergency workers raced to find any more survivors in the mangled wreckage of an Indian train that derailed Sunday, killing at least 120 people, in...

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    Myanmar denies Bangladeshi accounts of Muslims trying to flee over border

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:55am on November 20, 2016

    Myanmar’s state media on Saturday denied Bangladesh border guards’ accounts of Rohingya Muslims fleeing conflict at home by trying to cross into the northern neighbour...

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    Myanmar denies reports Muslims fleeing over border

    Reuters | Updated at 05:23pm on November 19, 2016

    Myanmar's state media on Saturday denied Bangladesh border guards' accounts of Rohingya Muslims fleeing conflict at home by trying to cross into the northern neighbour...

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    Rebels kill three Indian army soldiers in troubled northeast

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:50pm on November 19, 2016

    Rebels ambushed two Indian army vehicles early Saturday and killed at least three soldiers and critically wounded four others in the country's remote northeast, police...

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    Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

    BBC | Updated at 02:47pm on November 18, 2016

    Many Indians are offering to donate their kidneys to foreign minister Sushma Swaraj after she tweeted she was undergoing tests for...

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    US photographer barred from own show

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:35am on November 18, 2016

    Myanmar has blacklisted a US photographer and prevented him from attending his own exhibition about stateless people, which would have included pictures of the persecuted...

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    Hundreds of Rohingya flee home

    Reuters . Dhaka/Sittwe | Updated at 12:52am on November 17, 2016

    Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a military crackdown in western Myanmar to Bangladesh, trying to escape an upsurge of violence that has brought the...