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    Facebook removes Myanmar military-linked pages

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:38am on December 19, 2018

    Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said Wednesday, as the company scrambles to...

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    Myanmar moves indicate Rohingyas can never go home

    Reuters . Naypyitaw | Updated at 11:28am on December 19, 2018

    Myanmar’s leaders are promising to bring home hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a brutal military crackdown. But the government, led by Nobel...

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    Asean must take tough measures against Myanmar: Mahathir

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:48am on December 19, 2018

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Asean must take tough measures to put pressure on Myanmar and its de facto leader Aung San Suu...

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    UNSC mulls Myanmar action

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:19am on December 19, 2018

    The UN Security Council is considering action to push Myanmar to work with the United Nations to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, although China and...

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    One dead as cyclone hits India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2018

    A powerful cyclone left one person dead and forced thousands to flee their homes on India’s east coast, officials said Tuesday.Cyclone Phethai packed winds up...

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    Lovestruck jailed in Pakistan to return India

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2018

    A lovestruck Indian man who spent years in jail for spying after travelling to meet a woman in Pakistan will return home on Tuesday, the...

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    8 dead in Mumbai hospital fire

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on December 19, 2018

    A three-month-old baby was among eight people killed in a fire at a Mumbai hospital, officials said Tuesday, in the latest disaster to highlight lax...

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    Netherlands for putting pressure on Myanmar to take Rohingyas back   

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:04am on December 18, 2018

    Newly appointed ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh Hendrikus GJ Harry on Monday stressed the need for continued international pressure on Myanmar to take back...

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    Myanmar law aims to settle land claims, but could cause conflict

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:57am on December 18, 2018

    Millions of people risk being forced off their land in Myanmar due to a recently-amended law, which campaigners and analysts warned could also undermine peace...

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    Modi gives $1.4b aid to Maldives grappling with China debt

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:36am on December 18, 2018

    India will give financial assistance of $1.4 billion to the Maldives, prime minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, the biggest aid yet to the Indian...