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    Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism - UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 10:54am on September 12, 2018

    Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a ‘political campaign’ to quash independent journalism, arresting and prosecuting many through the use of vague and...

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    50 dead as bus plunges into Indian valley

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:09pm on September 11, 2018

    Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest accidents on the...

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    Taliban kill 60 forces across Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Mazar-i-Sharif | Updated at 12:38am on September 11, 2018

    Taliban fighters killed nearly 60 members of Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces in a spate of attacks across the country’s north, officials said Monday, as diplomatic...

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    New UN rights chief decries abuses of minorities, migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    The new UN rights chief decried Monday crackdowns on minorities in countries like Myanmar and China and urged Western countries to respect migrant rights, warning...

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    India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests

    Reuters . Bhubaneswar | Updated at 12:10am on September 11, 2018

    Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday, and in...

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    Nations round on US, allies as UN climate talks wrap up

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2018

    Developing countries rounded on the United States and its allies at emergency climate talks Sunday, accusing the world’s richest nations of stalling a deal aimed...

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    At least 13 killed in Kandahar bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 12:30pm on September 08, 2018

    At least 13 people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a truck parked on a road in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and...

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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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