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    Turkish PM seeks global support

    United News of Bangladesh . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:22am on December 21, 2017

    Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday called upon the international community to work jointly to send back Rohingyas to their homeland safely and with...

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    Myanmar bars UN rights expert

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on December 21, 2017

    The Myanmar government has barred UN independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee from visiting the country for the duration of her tenure...

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    Myanmar investigating mass grave in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on December 20, 2017

    Myanmar’s army says it is investigating a mass grave found in a village in northern Rakhine state, a region where the UN has accused troops...

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    Myanmar govt nods to case against Reuters journalists

    Reuters | Updated at 06:47pm on December 18, 2017

    Myanmar's civilian president Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorised the police to proceed with a case against...

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    Militant attack ongoing at Kabul intelligence training centre

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:28pm on December 18, 2017

    Militants stormed an intelligence agency training facility in Kabul on Monday, officials said, triggering intense fighting with police in the latest attack to hit the...

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    New villages destroyed after deal: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on December 19, 2017

    Myanmar’s army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere ‘public...

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    BJP crosses key 100 lead mark in Gujarat

    BBC | Updated at 09:44am on December 18, 2017

    Prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has comfortably pulled ahead with leads released for all 182 seats in crucial...

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    UN's Zeid toughens warning of ‘genocide’ in Myanmar

    Reuters | Updated at 08:40am on December 18, 2017

    The top UN human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been...

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    Pakistan church attack kills eight

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 12:08am on December 18, 2017

    A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service...

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    Twin suicide bombers kill eight in Pakistan church

    Reuters | Updated at 03:32pm on December 17, 2017

    At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a...