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    Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on October 28, 2017

    Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume distribution of food in northern Rakhine state which was suspended for two months, the...

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    Pak court issues arrest warrant for Sharif

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on October 27, 2017

    A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear before the court over anti-corruption allegations, local...

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    Draft UN resolution pressures Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on October 27, 2017

    The UN Security Council is weighing a draft resolution that would pressure Myanmar to address the violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya...

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    Tillerson starts talks in India dominated by China

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:50pm on October 25, 2017

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Wednesday started talks with Indian leaders expected to highlight the strong alliance between the...

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    US weighs calling Myanmar's Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05pm on October 25, 2017

    The State Department is considering formally declaring the crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to be ethnic cleansing, US officials said on Tuesday, as lawmakers called...

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    Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops

    Reuters . Sittwe | Updated at 12:05am on October 23, 2017

    Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have...

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    Rohingya children at risk of abuse, trafficking

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:13am on October 22, 2017

    Thousands of Rohingya children entering Bangladesh to flee violence in Myanmar since August 25 are at the risk of exploitation, including sexual harassment, and trafficking...

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    China reiterates support to Myanmar

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:11am on October 22, 2017

    Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said...

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    Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kabul

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on October 21, 2017

    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Imam Zaman mosque in the Kabul's western Dasht-e-Barchi district, which killed at least 39 people,...

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    Suicide attacks on Afghan mosques kill 72

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:11am on October 21, 2017

    Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people, including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a...