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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...

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    Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar’s border with China

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:49am on January 12, 2017

    Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar’s northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from...

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    Malaysia to hold OIC meeting on Rohingya crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:48am on January 12, 2017

    Foreign ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will meet to discuss the Rohingya Muslim crisis next week in Kuala Lumpur, a Malaysian official said...

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    India's top court throws out case alleging Modi took cash payments

    Reuters | Updated at 06:10pm on January 11, 2017

    India's Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a case brought by an anti-corruption lawyer that accused prime minister Narendra Modi of accepting suspicious cash payments,...

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    Arrest warrant issued against Wasim Akram

    staff correspondent | Updated at 12:18pm on January 11, 2017

    A Sessions Court in Karachi of Pakistan on Tuesday issued a bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram after he missed 31 hearings...

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