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    Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:59am on August 28, 2018

    Facebook's ban of Myanmar's military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state ‘actors’ -- and raises thorny questions on how...

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    Facebook bans Myanmar generals, orgs for spreading hate

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on August 28, 2018

    Facebook said on Monday it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an instagram account to prevent the spread of...

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    Myanmar army had genocidal intent: UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on August 28, 2018

    Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with ‘genocidal intent’ and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for...

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    Take action on HR violations in Rakhine: Australia to Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:07pm on August 27, 2018

    Australia has urged Myanmar to take action on human rights violations and welcomed the establishment of Myanmar’s Commission of Enquiry, which needs...

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    Force Myanmar to face ICC for atrocities: Southeast Asian MPs

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:14am on August 24, 2018

    More than 130 lawmakers from across Southeast Asia on Thursday demanded the international community bring officials in Myanmar to justice for the atrocious crimes it...

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    UN says it is still denied effective access to Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 09:30pm on August 21, 2018

    he United Nations is awaiting ‘effective access’ to the Myanmar region from where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were driven out in an army crackdown, months after...

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    Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:10am on August 19, 2018

    From his native Africa to the United States, tributes poured in from top leaders around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and...

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    Bangladesh President, PM, speaker mourn death of Kofi Annan

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:02am on August 19, 2018

    President Abdul Hamid on Saturday condoled the death of former secretary general of United Nations Kofi Annan....

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    Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:37pm on August 18, 2018

    Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, prompting a barrage of tributes and condolences from around...

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    UN rights experts demand Shahidul Alam’s release

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on August 14, 2018

    Three United Nations human rights experts on Monday urged Bangladesh authorities to immediately release photographer Shahidul Alam, arrested and allegedly tortured after reporting abuses against...