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    Myanmar security forces raped Rohingya women, says HRW

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 11:51am on February 06, 2017

    Myanmar government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 during security operations in...

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    Pakistan thanks India for returning boy to mother

    BBC | Updated at 09:05am on February 05, 2017

    A five-year-old boy who was taken from Pakistan to India by his father nearly eleven months ago has been reunited with his mother...

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    India state polls test Modi popularity after currency chaos

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:50am on February 04, 2017

    Nearly three years ago, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi won a sweeping national election victory with promises to develop the economy and root out corruption....

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    Malaysian PM sends aid for Rohingyas

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:09am on February 04, 2017

    Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak on Friday sent off a ship carrying tonnes of food and emergency supplies to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, saying their suffering...

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    Myanmar army killed and raped in Rohingya ethnic cleansing: UN

    Reuters | Updated at 05:22pm on February 03, 2017

    Myanmar's security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned their villages since October...

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    Sri Lanka arrest astrologer who predicted president’s death

    Associated Press | Updated at 02:15pm on February 01, 2017

    An astrologer who made several predictions that Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena would die has been arrested, police...

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    Pakistan detains 26/11 Mumbai attacks suspect

    BBC | Updated at 10:49am on January 31, 2017

    Pakistani officials have ordered the detention of a firebrand cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai extremist attacks which killed 166 people...

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    Seven blasts in Assam, Manipur on Republic Day

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:00am on January 27, 2017

    Seven blasts rocked the north-eastern states of Assam and Manipur on the occasion of Republic Day Thursday even as celebrations were held in other parts...

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    Pak female lawmaker harassed in parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 01:08am on January 26, 2017

    A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws...

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    Pakistani female lawmaker harassed in parliament

    Agence France Presse | Updated at 03:23pm on January 25, 2017

    A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows...

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