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    Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15pm on November 26, 2016

    Pakistan's prime minister on Saturday picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif, the popular military leader credited with improving...

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    Four militants, two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:25pm on November 26, 2016

    A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a...

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    Critics round on Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse   | Updated at 06:30pm on November 25, 2016

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday stood accused of failing to protect Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims from what rights groups say is...

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    Atrocities on Rohingyas: Protests rage across Asia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:20pm on November 25, 2016

    Demonstrators in their thousands in Bangladesh and other Asian countries took to the streets on Friday in protest at what is turning out to be...

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    Rohingya influx continues

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 06:16pm on November 25, 2016

    The brutal gang rape that Habiba and her sister endured is a story that is becoming depressingly familiar among the thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing...

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    Indian soldier, 2 rebels killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:47pm on November 25, 2016

    An Indian soldier and two suspected rebels were killed Friday in a gun battle in northern Indian-administered Kashmir as tensions along the de facto border...

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    Military crackdown in Myanmar : West voices concern

    Reuters . Yangon/United Nations | Updated at 12:55am on November 25, 2016

    Western nations are increasingly concerned at how Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is dealing with violence in Myanmar’s divided northwest, with the US envoy to...

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    Malaysia in pilot scheme to allow Rohingya refugees to work

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:52am on November 25, 2016

    The UN refugee agency said on Thursday it was working with Malaysia on a pilot scheme to allow refugees from Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority to...

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    Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya : UN

    BBC | Updated at 07:23pm on November 24, 2016

    Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has...

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    Death toll in China power plant accident climbs to 74

    Reuters | Updated at 12:55pm on November 25, 2016

    The death toll in the collapse of a platform under construction at a power plant in eastern China has risen to 74, with two others...

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