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    Blast kills at least 21 in Pakistan vegetable market

    Reuters | Updated at 12:39pm on January 21, 2017

    An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 21 people on Saturday in Pakistan's remote northwestern tribal region, an official said...

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    Myanmar rebukes Malaysia PM over Rohingya defence

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:43am on January 21, 2017

    Myanmar’s government lashed out at Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak on Friday, accusing him of using the Rohingya crisis unfolding in Rakhine state for his...

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    OIC urges Myanmar to stop violence against Rohingyas

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:50pm on January 20, 2017

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Thursday called on Myanmar to taking decisive steps to stop violence and discrimination against minority Rohingya Muslims in the...

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    24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:01pm on January 19, 2017

    A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of...

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    ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula in quest for new life

    BBC | Updated at 10:45am on January 17, 2017

    An Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 National Geographic cover has spoken exclusively to the BBC of her hope for a new beginning, after...

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    66,000 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh so far

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on January 17, 2017

    More minority Muslims of Rakhine state fled violence and abuses to bordering Cox’s Bazar, increasing the number of arrivals of Myanmar nationals to estimated 66,000...

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    Myanmar limits UN team’s movements

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on January 16, 2017

    The Myanmar government did not permit the UN special rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, to visit some of the places in the northern Rakhine...

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    21 people drown after boat capsizes in eastern India

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:20am on January 15, 2017

    At least 21 people drowned and a dozen others were missing after their overcrowded boat capsized in a river in eastern India, police said Sunday...

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    Nepal fails to deliver relief to quake survivors: rights group

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:48am on January 14, 2017

    Nearly two years since Nepal’s devastating earthquakes, millions of survivors languish in makeshift shelters as the government has failed to deliver billions of dollars pledged...

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    Pakistan court stays mentally ill man's execution

    BBC | Updated at 08:35am on January 13, 2017

    A court in Pakistan has stayed the execution of a schizophrenic man who was due to be hanged next week, a rights group says...