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    World failed to protect Rohingya women: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:50am on February 04, 2018

    Describing the situation of Rohingya women as very bad, visiting United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Saturday said the world...

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    Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:41pm on February 03, 2018

    Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader...

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    Myanmar denies report of new mass graves in Rakhine

    Reuters | Updated at 10:38am on February 03, 2018

    Myanmar denied on Friday that there were mass graves in a village in troubled Rakhine state, where a military crackdown on insurgents has triggered the...

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    Afghan president demands Pakistan act against Taliban

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:08am on February 03, 2018

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Friday accused neighbouring Pakistan of failing to move against the Taliban and pledged a new security plan for Kabul after...

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    UN concerned about heavy fighting in Myanmar's Kachin state

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40pm on February 02, 2018

    Conflict between Myanmar's army and guerrillas in Kachin state has escalated since January 19, including in Sumprabum, Waingmaw and Tanai townships, a UN humanitarian report...

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    Rohingya crisis has hallmarks of genocide: Lee

    Associated Press . Seoul | Updated at 12:05am on February 02, 2018

    The UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar said Thursday that the Myanmar military’s violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear ‘the hallmarks of a...

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    Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar refused bail

    Reuters | Updated at 06:01pm on February 01, 2018

    A district court in Myanmar rejected bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country’s colonial-era...

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    Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on February 02, 2018

    A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack...

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    Taliban active in 70pc of Afghanistan: BBC study

    Reuters | Updated at 11:04am on January 31, 2018

    The Taliban are openly active in 70 per cent of Afghanistan’s districts, fully controlling 4 per cent of the country and demonstrating an open physical...

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    India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

    BBC | Updated at 06:14pm on January 30, 2018

    An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after...