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    Rohingya crisis has hallmarks of genocide: Lee

    Associated Press . Seoul | Updated at 12:05am on February 02, 2018

    The UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar said Thursday that the Myanmar military’s violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear ‘the hallmarks of a...

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    Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar refused bail

    Reuters | Updated at 06:01pm on February 01, 2018

    A district court in Myanmar rejected bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country’s colonial-era...

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    Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on February 02, 2018

    A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack...

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    Taliban active in 70pc of Afghanistan: BBC study

    Reuters | Updated at 11:04am on January 31, 2018

    The Taliban are openly active in 70 per cent of Afghanistan’s districts, fully controlling 4 per cent of the country and demonstrating an open physical...

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    India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

    BBC | Updated at 06:14pm on January 30, 2018

    An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after...

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    Lanka still using draconian anti-terror laws: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on January 30, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s government is still using draconian anti-terror laws that give police sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects despite promising to abolish them, Human...

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    11 Afghan soldiers killed in fresh Kabul attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:05am on January 30, 2018

    Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over...

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    Kabul in shock after deadly ambulance bomb attack

    Reuters | Updated at 01:32pm on January 28, 2018

    Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb in the centre of the city killed and wounded more than...

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    14 Myanmar students expelled after protest

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:43am on January 28, 2018

    Fourteen students have been expelled from a Myanmar university after staging a campus protest calling for more education funding, an activist said on Saturday, sparking...

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    James Bond actress calls for better future for Rohingyas

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:25am on January 28, 2018

    A James Bond film actress on Saturday visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and stressed the need that all countries should work together to make...