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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi warns genocide case could reignite Rohingya crisis

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:43pm on December 13, 2019

    Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged UN judges on Thursday to throw out a genocide case against Myanmar, warning it risked reigniting the...

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    UK's Corbyn says will not lead Labour at next election

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:19pm on December 13, 2019

    Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said he would not lead Britain's main opposition Labour party at the next general election, after predictions of a crushing defeat...

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    India protest hotspot offline as two shot dead

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati, India | Updated at 11:33am on December 13, 2019

    Internet access has been cut in India's northeastern city of Guwahati after violent protests over a new citizenship law saw two demonstrators shot dead by...

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    Thousands gather for glimpse of Thai king

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:42pm on December 12, 2019

    Flanked by more than 2,000 oarsmen rowing to a steady drumbeat, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn travelled down Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river as part of a...

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    Suu Kyi criticised for silence over genocide claims

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 07:42pm on December 12, 2019

    The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘silence’ over the plight of Rohingya Muslims on Thursday after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against...

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    India deploys troops as protesters defy curfew over citizenship bill

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 05:22pm on December 12, 2019

    Authorities deployed thousands of paramilitaries and blocked mobile internet in northeast India Thursday, while police fired blank rounds at protesters who defied a curfew to...

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    95 Rohingya in Myanmar face jail

    Agence France-Presse . Pathein, Myanmar | Updated at 01:56am on December 12, 2019

    Nearly 100 Rohingya appeared in a Myanmar court Wednesday after being arrested for trying to flee persecution, their lawyer said, as leader Aung San Suu...

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    US toughens sanctions on 4 Myanmar generals

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on December 12, 2019

    The United States strengthened its sanctions against several senior officials of Myanmar military, including its commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, over the mass  killings...

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    Myanmar to probe war crimes, if committed: Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 01:31am on December 12, 2019

    Former peace icon Aung San Suu Kyi told the UN’s top court Wednesday Myanmar was undertaking its own investigations and ‘if war crimes have been...

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    India passes contentious citizenship bill amid violent protests

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 11:16pm on December 11, 2019

    India's parliament Wednesday passed a contentious bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from some countries, as hundreds of troops were deployed in...