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    Myanmar crackdown could draw international terrorists: US

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:06pm on October 06, 2017

    Myanmar’s military crackdown that has caused a half-million Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh could destabilise the region and invite...

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    Indian one-man band blows, strums and sings against smoking

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:38pm on October 06, 2017

    Indian musician Gladson Peter strums the ukulele while blowing into a harmonica and smashing a cymbal using his foot as children from...

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    Seven killed as India military chopper crashes

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:37am on October 06, 2017

    An Indian military helicopter crashed in a disputed area near the border with China on Friday, killing all seven troops on board, the...

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    Lasting peace not possible in Rakhine without inclusive dev: IOM

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:51am on October 06, 2017

    International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing has said there can be no lasting peace in Rakhine State of Myanmar without inclusive development....

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    India struggles to rein in border flows of cattle and Rohingya

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:32am on October 06, 2017

    Stopping Rohingya refugees from crossing India’s porous eastern border with Bangladesh is straining the resources of guards battling to halt a flow of smuggled cattle...

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    Rohingya started new Rakhine fires: Myanmar army chief office

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:28am on October 06, 2017

    Rohingya militants have set fire to houses in Rakhine state in recent days to intensify the exodus of the Muslim minority, the office of Myanmar’s...

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    Suicide attack kills 18 in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 01:17am on October 06, 2017

    A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Thursday, killing 18 people amid threats of more attacks in the terror-stricken...

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    US officials cite need for caution in addressing Rohingya crisis

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:59am on October 06, 2017

    Sanctions on Myanmar and withholding of US aid are among options for pressing that country’s government to stop attacks on Rohingya Muslims, US officials said...

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    Mega camp planned for Rohingyas

    Mohiuddin Alamgir with Mohammad Nurul Islam in Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:43am on October 06, 2017

    The government would build the world’s one of the biggest camp felling forest trees to shelter all of over 8,00,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh fleeing violence...

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    Prince Charles omits Myanmar from upcoming Asia tour

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on October 05, 2017

    Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Singapore, Malaysia and India this autumn, but not Myanmar, where violence has forced nearly 600,000 Muslim Rohingya...