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    More Rohingya houses razed in Rakhine: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on November 22, 2016

    More than 1,000 homes have been razed in Rohingya villages in northwest Myanmar during a military lockdown there, according to analysis of satellite images from...

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    Military crackdown in Myanmar: Over 1,000 Rohingyas flee to Teknaf

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:09am on November 22, 2016

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s BazarOver 500 more Myanmar ethnic minority people known as Rohingya entered Bangladesh through Teknaf border in Cox’s Bazar on Monday taking...

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    Eight killed as ethnic groups attack Myanmar army on China border

    Reuters | Updated at 06:54pm on November 21, 2016

    Myanmar's eight-month-old government faced a fresh crisis on Monday, after four ethnic armed groups attacked security forces in the north of the country, dealing a...

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    Search for bodies at Indian train crash site ends; 146 dead 

    Associated Press | Updated at 05:26pm on November 21, 2016

    The death toll from India's worst train accident in years rose to 146 on Monday after rescuers used cranes to lift the last of the...

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    30 killed in suicide attack on Kabul mosque

    Reuters | Updated at 03:19pm on November 21, 2016

    A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an explosion at a crowded Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital...

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    Indian defence minister to visit Dhaka

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on November 21, 2016

    Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar would visit Dhaka for creating avenues for more collaboration between the armed forces of the two countries, Indian high commissioner...

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    Anti-Muslim stance of police stokes fear in Rakhine

    Reuters . Sittwe | Updated at 12:59am on November 21, 2016

    Ever since deadly attacks by alleged Muslim militants in Myanmar’s troubled northwestern Rakhine State, Myint Lwin says he has been unable to sleep at night...

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    Military crackdown in Myanmar: Hundreds sneak into Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on November 21, 2016

    Several hundred Myanmar people known as Rohingya entered Bangladesh over the past week despite enhanced surveillance as Myanmar military escalated crackdown on the Muslim minority...

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    120 killed as train derails in India

    Agence France-Presse . Pukhrayan | Updated at 08:25am on November 20, 2016

    Emergency workers raced to find any more survivors in the mangled wreckage of an Indian train that derailed Sunday, killing at least 120 people, in...

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    Myanmar denies Bangladeshi accounts of Muslims trying to flee over border

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:55am on November 20, 2016

    Myanmar’s state media on Saturday denied Bangladesh border guards’ accounts of Rohingya Muslims fleeing conflict at home by trying to cross into the northern neighbour...