South Asia

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    Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

    Agence France-Presse . Bhaktapur | Updated at 12:42am on January 07, 2017

    Victims of Nepal’s 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring...

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    10 new Rohingya refugees injured in Forest Department’s eviction drives

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazaar | Updated at 12:16am on January 06, 2017

    At least 10 new Rohingya refugees were injured during Forest Department’s eviction drives at Kutupalang, Ukhia, Thursday...

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    Myanmar accused of ‘whitewash’ as panel rejects persecution

    Reuters | Updated at 02:53pm on January 05, 2017

    Human rights groups said Myanmar’s government is trying to cover up abuses against civilians in a Muslim-majority part of Rakhine State after an...

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    Myanmar commission plays down abuse against Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:50am on January 05, 2017

    A commission probing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Wednesday denied security forces have carried out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, days after a...

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    Myanmar says 'no evidence' of Rohingya genocide

    BBC | Updated at 06:45pm on January 04, 2017

    A commission set up by Myanmar's government says it has so far found no evidence of genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state...

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    Indian police detain six for New Year's Eve molestations

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:45pm on January 04, 2017

    Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore detained at least six suspects Wednesday after several women said they were groped and molested during New...

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    Women tell of Bangalore mass molestation

    BBC | Updated at 01:39pm on January 04, 2017

    Police in India say they have credible evidence that widespread sexual assaults took place at New Year’s Eve celebrations in...

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    Video weakens Myanmar claims

    Associated Press . Yangon | Updated at 01:02am on January 04, 2017

    Newly revealed video of Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state has weakened months of government claims that its forces have not committed...

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    None of killers arrested yet

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on January 03, 2017

    None of the killers of ruling Awami League lawmaker Md Manzurul Islam Liton could be arrested as of Monday as the investigators were collecting information...

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    Indian court bans politicians from using religion, caste to win votes

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 03:05pm on January 03, 2017

    India’s top court on Monday prohibited politicians from using religion and caste to garner votes, a verdict that could force political parties to change their...