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    Myanmar army admits to killing 10 Rohingyas

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:22am on January 11, 2018

    Myanmar’s military said on Wednesday its soldiers had murdered 10 captured Muslim ‘terrorists’ during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after local Buddhist villagers...

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    UNICEF gravely concerned over state of children in Rakhine

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:21am on January 10, 2018

    Rohingya children need a political solution to the issue of legal identity and citizenship and in the interim they need to be recognised first and...

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    India’s top court to review gay sex ban

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:24pm on January 08, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court on Monday announced a review of a hugely controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in...

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    Imran Khan proposes marriage to his spiritual guide

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:55pm on January 07, 2018

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sunday rebutted reports of party chief Imran Khan’s third marriage, but said he has proposed marriage to...

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    Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on January 08, 2018

    Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option but to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community, and...

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    Trafficked to India, Rohingya look for place to call home

    Reuters . Nuh, India | Updated at 12:58am on January 06, 2018

    Sold for $130 to work as a rag picker in the northern Indian town of Mathura, Rohingya refugee Abdul Rahman lived in a tenement of...

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    Myanmar army overruns Kachin rebel camps as fighting escalates

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:57am on January 06, 2018

    Myanmar’s military has used heavy weapons to overrun remote rebel camps in northern Kachin state, the army said Friday, as a seasonal offensive ramps up...

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    ‘Rohingya insurgents launch ambush in Rakhine’

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on January 06, 2018

    Rohingya Muslim insurgents ambushed a vehicle in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Friday, wounding three people, including two members of the security forces, the military...

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    India probes report on breach of national identity database

    Reuters | Updated at 07:47pm on January 04, 2018

    India on Thursday began investigating a report that access to its database of the identity details of more than 1 billion citizens was being sold...

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    Four killed in Mumbai blaze

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:30pm on January 04, 2018

    Two children were among four killed in a fire in Mumbai on Thursday, the third deadly blaze to hit India’s financial capital in just...