South Asia

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    UN experts ask Suu Kyi to meet Rohingyas in person in Rakhine, Cox’s Bazar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:31pm on September 26, 2017

    Seven UN experts have joined together to call on the government of Myanmar to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community and...

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    India at UN calls Pakistan ‘export factory for terror’

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:52am on September 25, 2017

    India’s foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan Saturday, telling the United Nations that its neighbour had given the world ‘terrorists’ while India was producing...

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    Protests bash Rohingya persecution

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on September 24, 2017

    Different political and socio-cultural organisations on Saturday continued protests against persecution of ethnic Rohingya people of Arakan in Myanmar...

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    Stop using landmines HRW asks Myanmar

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:14am on September 24, 2017

    Myanmar security forces have laid antipersonnel landmines during attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border, posing a grave threat to Rohingya Muslims fleeing atrocities,...

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    Rohingya villages still burning: AI

    Agence France-Presse . Sittwe | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2017

    Myanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as Amnesty International accused the military of starting...

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    Seven countries ask Guterres to publicly brief on Myanmar

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2017

    Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the...

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    India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:46am on September 23, 2017

    India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using ‘chilli and stun grenades’ to block the entry of...

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    Shelling across Pakistan-India border kills 6 civilians

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:39am on September 23, 2017

    Shelling along the disputed border between Pakistan and India killed six civilians, and wounded an additional 30 people, officials from the two sides said on...

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    Nepal will measure Mt Everest to see if lost height

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:30am on September 23, 2017

    will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over height of the world’s tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little...

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    Pakistan tells UN won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:46pm on September 22, 2017

    Pakistan refuses to be a ‘scapegoat’ for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the...