South Asia

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    Myanmar transit camps sit empty as Rohingya fear return

    Agence France-Presse . Maungdaw | Updated at 11:30pm on June 23, 2018

    The transit camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it lies...

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    Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:12am on June 30, 2018

    Authorities in north-eastern India have cut internet access after crazed mobs beat three people to death in the latest cases of lynchings sparked by false...

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    Nasheed pulls out of Maldives election

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2018

    The exiled former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, withdrew on Friday his candidacy for September’s contentious elections against incumbent Abdulla Yameen who has jailed...

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    Half of South Asia living in vulnerable climate hotspots: WB

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 11:53pm on June 28, 2018

    Changes in temperature and rainfall will impact almost half of South Asia in the coming decades, reducing economic growth in one of the world’s poorest...

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    ‘India most dangerous for women’

    Reuters | Updated at 06:22pm on June 28, 2018

    The mother of a female student who was gang raped and killed on a Delhi bus more than five years ago supported a Thomson Reuters...

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    Myanmar military leaders oversaw crimes against humanity: AI

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:05am on June 28, 2018

    Myanmar’s military chief and other top brass have been accused by Amnesty International of crimes against humanity for overseeing a ‘systematic’ attack against Rohingya Muslims,...

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    Myanmar general sacked for Rohingya crackdown

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:47pm on June 26, 2018

    Myanmar’s military said it sacked a top general who was named in fresh EU sanctions against security officials accused of serious rights violations in the...

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    Myanmar not to ‘totally’ accept ICC’s demand

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:45pm on June 23, 2018

    As the pre-trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) wants to know Myanmar's observations on 'intentionally deported' into Bangladesh, the...

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    Anti-trafficking campaigners abducted, raped in India

    Reuters. Chennai | Updated at 02:51pm on June 22, 2018

    Five Indian anti trafficking campaigners were gang-raped at gunpoint during an awareness programme they were organising in a village...

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    Scores of South Asia asylum seekers held in Oregon

    Reuters . Portland | Updated at 11:50pm on June 21, 2018

    At least 72 South Asian asylum-seekers are being detained at a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy...