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    US officials cite need for caution in addressing Rohingya crisis

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:59am on October 06, 2017

    Sanctions on Myanmar and withholding of US aid are among options for pressing that country’s government to stop attacks on Rohingya Muslims, US officials said...

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    Mega camp planned for Rohingyas

    Mohiuddin Alamgir with Mohammad Nurul Islam in Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:43am on October 06, 2017

    The government would build the world’s one of the biggest camp felling forest trees to shelter all of over 8,00,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh fleeing violence...

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    Prince Charles omits Myanmar from upcoming Asia tour

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

    Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Singapore, Malaysia and India this autumn, but not Myanmar, where violence has forced nearly 600,000 Muslim Rohingya...

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    Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford honour

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:26am on October 04, 2017

    An honour granting Aung San Suu Kyi the Freedom of Oxford has been withdrawn by the council of the British city because of her response...

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    Sharif back as party chief

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    Pakistan’s ruling party on Tuesday re-elected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader, saying he was ‘back with full force’, a day after using its...

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    Foreign envoys in Myanmar say villages burned to ground

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2017

    Ambassadors of 20 mostly western countries based in Myanmar in a joint statement has said they saw Rohingya villages were burned to the ground with...

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    Pakistan’s ousted PM Sharif ‘back with full force’ as party chief

    Reuters | Updated at 02:36pm on October 03, 2017

    Pakistan’s ruling party on Tuesday re-elected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader, saying he was ‘back with full force’, a day after...

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    Three killed as suicide attackers hit Indian army camp in Srinagar

    Reuters | Updated at 09:55am on October 03, 2017

    Indian police on Tuesday killed two militants who attacked a security camp next to the main airport in the disputed Kashmir region...

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    India welcomes Myanmar’s move

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:31am on October 03, 2017

    India has welcomed the ‘categorical assurance’ given by the government of Myanmar that it will take back the people, who had fled to Bangladesh from...

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    Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    A Sri Lankan court remanded a Buddhist monk in custody on Monday after charging him with leading hardline nationalists in a protest against 31 Rohingya...