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    'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

    Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

    West Asia
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    '40,000 children in war-torn Yemen have died of starvation this year'

    Stalemated war in Yemen is likely to claim the lives of more than 50,000 children by the end of the year as disease and starvation run rampant across the country, Save the Children Fund has warned.

    West Asia
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    Myanmar soldiers gang-raped Rohingya women: UN

    Myanmar soldiers “systematically targeted” Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a UN special envoy said on Sunday.

    Southeast Asia
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    Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

    The daughter of the US president will join India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later this month.

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    Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

    A Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, leaving at least three civilians wounded.

    West Asia
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    How India's cow vigilantes deny Muslims their livelihood

    As if on cue, the reports on cow vigilantism and Muslims being targeted in an organised manner by self-proclaimed “gau rakshaks”, often with covert nod from the BJP governments in their states.

    South Asia
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    UN warns of mass famine in Yemen

    Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief has warned.

    West Asia
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    US sets up fund against religious violence in India

    The United States has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non- governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence.

    South Asia
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    31 cases of abuse by UN workers reported in 3 months

    The U.N. received 31 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its staff in the three months from July to September this year, Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman said Friday.

    World
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    Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men, index says

    Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade.

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    Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

    An international index for press freedom places Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists – along with the Philippines and Bangladesh – as the world observed on Thursday.

    South Asia
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    Indian power plant explosion kills 26

    An explosion at an Indian power plant on Wednesday killed at least 26 workers and seriously burned dozens of others, police said. The blast occurred at a coal-fired power plant.

    South Asia
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    Raping women in ripped jeans is a 'national duty': Egyptian lawyer

    An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage after claiming that raping and sexually harassing women in revealing clothing is a "national duty".Nabih al-Wahsh, a well-known conservative lawyer, made the remarks.

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    Pakistani wife kills 15 in-laws in bid to poison husband

    A newlywed woman has been charged with murder after a poisoned milk drink she allegedly planned to give to her husband killed at least 15 members of her extended family.

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    President Assad Will Outlast Trump Presidency: Envoy

    Trans Asia News spoke to Dr. Riad Abbas, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic to India on topics ranging from ongoing Astana negotiations to future American role and the reconstruction of the war ravaged country.

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    Food being used as weapon of war in Yemen: WFP

    "Yemen is on the brink of famine. Cholera is compounding a dramatic food crisis. Food is being used as a weapon of war," Elisabeth Rasmussen said at a conference on aid to Yemen

    West Asia
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    Desperate and forgotten: The bombs keep on coming, and Yemenis keep on dying

    These days, it feels as though our thoughts and feelings cannot keep up with the humanitarian crises and catastrophes unfolding around us.From the ethnic cleansing taking place in Myanmar against the Rohingy.

    West Asia
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    Clandestine sex industry booms in Rohingya refugee camps

    Cox’s Bazaar: As Rohingya women struggle to access even the very basics such as food and water in Bangladesh’s overcrowded camps, a flourishing sex trade offers cash in times of desperation.

    Southeast Asia
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    India to open talks with all parties in disputed Jammu and Kashmir

    The Indian government has announced it will commence talks in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir with all parties, including separatists who are calling for independence or a merger with Pakistan.

    South Asia
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    IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

    The Islamic State group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces, a monitor said Monday.

    West Asia
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    Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room's name

    The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyistudied have voted to remove her name from the title of their Junior Common Room.

    Southeast Asia
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    Bomb blasts kill over 70 in Afghan mosques

    The first explosion rocked Imam Zaman mosque in the western district of Dasht-e-Barchi in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday as worshippers had gathered for prayers. A top security official said.

    West Asia
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    'Braid-choppers' terrorising women in Indian-held Kashmir

    Shaqeela Sajad was cleaning her front veranda last week when a masked man attacked her from behind by forcing a handkerchief over her nose Sajad is a 24 year-old based in Srinagar.

    South Asia
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    43 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    The Taliban has carried out yet another massive suicide bombing attack against a security forces facility, this time at an Afghan National Army base in Maiwand district in Kandahar province.

    Central Asia

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