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    Myanmar denies reports Muslims fleeing over border

    Reuters | Updated at 05:23pm on November 19, 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...

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    Rebels kill three Indian army soldiers in troubled northeast

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:50pm on November 19, 2016

    Rebels ambushed two Indian army vehicles early Saturday and killed at least three soldiers and critically wounded four others in the country's remote northeast, police...

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    Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

    BBC | Updated at 02:47pm on November 18, 2016

    Many Indians are offering to donate their kidneys to foreign minister Sushma Swaraj after she tweeted she was undergoing tests for...

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    US photographer barred from own show

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:35am on November 18, 2016

    Myanmar has blacklisted a US photographer and prevented him from attending his own exhibition about stateless people, which would have included pictures of the persecuted...

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    Hundreds of Rohingya flee home

    Reuters . Dhaka/Sittwe | Updated at 12:52am on November 17, 2016

    Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a military crackdown in western Myanmar to Bangladesh, trying to escape an upsurge of violence that has brought the...

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    Hyderabad lawyers, father and son, held for raping maid

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02pm on November 16, 2016

    Police in Indian city of Hyderabad have arrested two lawyers, father and son, for repeatedly raping their teen domestic help at their...

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    Rakhine unrest toll rises to 86

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 08:45pm on November 15, 2016

    Up to 69 members of what Myanmar’s government has described as a Rohingya Muslim militant group and 17 members of the security forces have been...

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    Pakistan wants to demand Rs 9.21 billion to Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:25pm on November 15, 2016

    Pakistan government has decided to demand its reported ‘outstanding amount’ from Bangladesh. Pakistani newspaper Express Tribune report said, ‘Bangladesh as...

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    Weekend attacks leave 34 dead in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    Associated Press . Yangon | Updated at 01:44am on November 15, 2016

    Myanmar’s government said Monday that 34 people were killed after they attacked government troops in Rakhine state over the weekend, but residents of the villages...

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    Pakistan claims Indian shelling kill its seven soldiers

    Reuters | Updated at 03:31pm on November 14, 2016

    Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling across the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region overnight, Pakistan's military said on Monday, as tensions between...