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    Bulldozing Rohingya villages was not demolition of evidence: Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:03am on February 27, 2018

    Myanmar has bulldozed the remains of Rohingya Muslim villages to make way for refugee resettlement, not to destroy evidence of atrocities, an official leading reconstruction...

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    Kashmir villagers flee as India, Pakistan trade artillery fire

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 01:02am on February 26, 2018

    India and Pakistan have exchanged artillery fire in the disputed Kashmir region forcing hundreds of people to flee, police in Indian Kashmir said, raising fresh...

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    23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on February 25, 2018

    At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the...

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    Three bombs rock capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on February 25, 2018

    Three bombs exploded early Saturday in the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on...

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    Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2018

    The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally. New Delhi...

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    Rohingya villages bulldozed

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2018

    Satellite imagery shows Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, condemning the...

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    Amnesty slams govt for suppressing dissent

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on February 23, 2018

    The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of...

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    Pak court bans Nawaz from leading his party

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on February 23, 2018

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a disqualified politician cannot lead a political party, ordering the removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head...

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    Delhi's 'lost' Mughal garden reopens as public park

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:53pm on February 21, 2018

    A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park...

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    Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 military personnel

    Reuters | Updated at 01:53pm on February 21, 2018

    Nineteen people including 12 military personnel were injured on Wednesday in an explosion on a bus in Sri Lanka, said the military, adding they do...