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    Obama digs at Trump over climate change

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:16pm on December 01, 2017

    Former US president Barack Obama launched a veiled barb at his successor Donald Trump on Friday, saying there is ‘a pause in American leadership’ on...

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    9 dead as gunmen storm Pak school

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 12:05am on December 02, 2017

    Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked...

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    UN seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on November 29, 2017

    A United Nations women’s rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and...

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    Pope sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 12:05am on November 29, 2017

    Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya...

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    Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city’s freedom

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on November 29, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children,...

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    Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism

    Reuters . Yanagon | Updated at 12:05am on November 28, 2017

    Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer...

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    Pak minister resigns as officials bow to Islamists’ demands

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on November 28, 2017

    Pakistan’s law minister resigned Monday after the embattled government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group, striking a deal with the help of the...

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    Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

    Reuters | Updated at 08:40am on November 27, 2017

    Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the...

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    Pakistan protests grow as military stays silent

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:21am on November 27, 2017

    Thousands more protesters massed in Pakistan’s major cities Sunday after attempts to disperse an Islamist rally in Islamabad ended in deadly violence, with the military...

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    Pakistan's army silent as Islamists, police clash again

    Reuters | Updated at 01:08pm on November 26, 2017

    Islamist party activists on Sunday clashed with Pakistani security forces for a second day outside the capital, Islamabad, burning vehicles before withdrawing to a protest...