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    Amnesty says ICC decision opens avenue for justice for Rohingya

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 09:58am on September 08, 2018

    Amnesty International has said the International Criminal Court’s decision is a significant step in the right direction which opens up a clear avenue of justice...

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    Pak economist removed from key role after Islamist backlash

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:34am on September 08, 2018

    Pakistan’s new government cancelled the appointment of a renowned Princeton economist to its Economic Advisory Council, an official said on Friday, after a strong backlash...

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    ICC says it can probe forced exodus

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:00am on September 07, 2018

    The International Criminal Court said Thursday it had jurisdiction to probe the forced exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar as a possible crime against humanity....

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    India's Supreme Court ends colonial-era ban on gay sex

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:46pm on September 06, 2018

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era ban on gay sex that has been at the centre of years of legal battles. ‘The...

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    20 killed in twin blasts at sports centre in Afghan capital

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 10:41am on September 06, 2018

    A suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Shi’ite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and...

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    Pak MPs elect Arif Alvi as president

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:41am on September 05, 2018

    Pakistan Tuesday elected a close ally of prime minister Imran Khan as its new president, further cementing the ruling party’s power after a controversial general...

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    Rescue teams searching rubble after flyover collapses in Kolkata

    Reuters . Kolkata | Updated at 12:10am on September 05, 2018

    Rescue workers were working to see if anyone was trapped in the debris after a bridge collapsed on Tuesday in the eastern Indian city of...

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    Myanmar civil society groups condemn conviction of Reuters reporters

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:10am on September 05, 2018

    Seventy-six Myanmar civil society groups called on Tuesday for the release of two jailed Reuters reporters, denouncing their conviction as unfair and an assault on...

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    Founder of militant Afghan Haqqani network dies

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 10:31am on September 04, 2018

    Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long...

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    Bihar govt takes over children's shelters after finding abuse

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 06:49pm on September 03, 2018

    Government authorities will take over all shelters in India's northern state of Bihar after an audit found that children were being verbally, physically and sexually...