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    Myanmar may lose EU trade privileges over Rohingya abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Innsbruck, Austria | Updated at 12:10am on October 06, 2018

    The European Union warned Mynamar on Friday it could lose trade privileges over its ‘blatant violation of human rights’, as the international backlash over the...

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    Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 07:56pm on October 05, 2018

    Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on Friday in a longstanding corruption case, the country's anti-graft agency said, nine days before crucial by-elections are...

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    Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:33pm on October 05, 2018

    President Vladimir Putin was expected Friday to sign a deal in India worth more than $5 billion for the S-400 air defence system, despite US...

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    Pakistan tells 18 international NGOs to leave

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:52am on October 05, 2018

    Pakistan has ordered 18 international aid groups to shut down operations and leave the country, a spokeswoman for ActionAid said on Thursday, the latest move...

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    India deports seven Rohingyas despite UN protest

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:15am on October 05, 2018

    India on Thursday deported seven Rohingya to Myanmar, despite UN warnings that the men faced persecution in a country where the army is accused of...

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    EU considers trade sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 11:03am on October 04, 2018

    The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world’s largest trading...

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    India sends 7 Rohingyas for deportation to Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . DhakaReuters . Guwahati | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2018

    Indian police bussed seven Rohingya Muslims to the border on Wednesday to be deported to neighbouring Myanmar for illegal entry, officials and activists said, the...

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    Nearly 250 patients evacuated in hospital fire in India

    United News of Bangladesh . Kolkata | Updated at 12:38pm on October 03, 2018

    A fire has broken out in a pharmacy at a state-run medical college and hospital complex in eastern India, causing panic among nearly 250 patients...

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    Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:10am on October 04, 2018

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out...

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    Bomb kills child, injures 9 in Kolkata

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 06:44pm on October 02, 2018

    An eight-year-old child was killed and at least nine other people injured on Tuesday when a homemade bomb blast in a suburb of the Indian...