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    EU considers trade sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 11:03am on October 04, 2018

    The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world’s largest trading...

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    India sends 7 Rohingyas for deportation to Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . DhakaReuters . Guwahati | Updated at 12:05am on October 04, 2018

    Indian police bussed seven Rohingya Muslims to the border on Wednesday to be deported to neighbouring Myanmar for illegal entry, officials and activists said, the...

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    Nearly 250 patients evacuated in hospital fire in India

    United News of Bangladesh . Kolkata | Updated at 12:38pm on October 03, 2018

    A fire has broken out in a pharmacy at a state-run medical college and hospital complex in eastern India, causing panic among nearly 250 patients...

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    Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:10am on October 04, 2018

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out...

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    Bomb kills child, injures 9 in Kolkata

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 06:44pm on October 02, 2018

    An eight-year-old child was killed and at least nine other people injured on Tuesday when a homemade bomb blast in a suburb of the Indian...

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    Delhi police use teargas, water cannon to break up farmers’ protest

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:13pm on October 02, 2018

    Indian police on Tuesday fired tear gas and water cannons to halt and scatter a march by thousands of protesting farmers heading for...

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    Myanmar HR commission urges quick repatriation of Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:17pm on October 02, 2018

    The Myanmar national human rights commission has urged the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to immediately start the repatriation of more than 700,000 Muslims from...

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    Maldives ex-leader Gayoom freed on bail

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:16am on October 01, 2018

    A Maldivian court Sunday granted bail to jailed former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the country’s longest-serving leader, a week after his estranged half-brother was defeated...

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    Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters’ release

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2018

    Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over a pardon for two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, saying...

  • India SC lifts Hindu temple ban on women

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:06am on September 29, 2018

    India’s top court on Friday revoked a ban on women entering a famous Hindu temple following a decades-long legal battle, ruling that patriarchy cannot be...