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    India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

    India's foreign minister told Bangladesh's government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades, the government said.

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    'No more militants in Marawi': Philippines declares end to 5-month siege

    The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the militant Islamic State .

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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.

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    Russian warships in Philippines in blow to US

    Five Russian navy ships have arrived in the Philippines to deliver military equipment donated by Russia, amid Manila’s deteriorating relations with the United States.

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    Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

    Pope Francis will talk peace on his to visit Myanmar, a Catholic church representative said on Thursday, a potentially highly charged trip during a refugee crisis that has seen 520,000 Rohingya Muslims.

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    60 Rohingya presumed dead as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

    Survivors from the accident on Thursday told IOM staff that the boat was carrying about 80 people, including 50 children, who were believed to be fleeing violence from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.

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    Why is India reluctant to send troops to Afghanistan?

    A UN visit to Myanmar's conflict-battered Rakhine state was postponed on Thursday, thwarting efforts to reach the epicentre of violence for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims.

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    Philippines: Duterte says his son will be killed if he is involved in drugs

    The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has said he would have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician were true, and that the police who carry out the hit would.

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    Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand' over Rakhine crisis: Amnesty

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand" over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, criticising Myanmar's.

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    Suu Kyi defends handling of violence against Muslims

    Myanmar’s leader has finally broken her silence only to defend how her government is dealing with the massive human rights violations committed against Rakhine-based Rohingya Muslims.

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    24 dead as fire engulfed Muslim school in Malaysia

    Twenty-four people, mostly teenage boys, were killed Thursday when a blaze tore through a Malaysian religious school, in what officials said was one of the country’s worst fire disasters for years.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure.

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    Malay set to be Singapore's first woman president: Straits Times

    Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has promised to do the best she can as President to serve the people of Singapore. She will also become the second Malay President after Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak.

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    UN warns of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

    The situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims.

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    Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

    The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

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    Israel arming Myanmar amid ongoing Rohingya crackdown

    The weapons sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats used to police the country's border, according to human rights groups and Burmese officials. 

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    'Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border'

    Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

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    Muslim world blasts Myanmar persecution of Rohingya

    A Nobel laureate and several Muslim nations have strongly denounced and staged protests against Myanmar's government over persecution of Muslim Rohingya minority in the western state of Rakhine.

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    Children among 17 Rohingya drown near Bangladesh

    Bangladesh coastguards on Thursday found the bodies of 17 Rohingya Muslims, many of them children, who drowned when their boats capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar that has forced at least 18,500.

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    Myanmar army conducts clearance operations against Rohingya insurgents

    Myanmar security forces intensified operations against Rohingya insurgents on Monday, police and other sources said, following three days of clashes with militants in the worst violence involving Myanmar.

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    Filipino troops recapture main mosque in Marawi

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fired a rifle towards IS-linked militants during a visit on Thursday to the battle zone in southern Marawi, after troops recaptured a main mosque where the gunmen.

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    Worst violence in months kills 32 in Myanmar's Rakhine

    At least 32 people including five police officers were killed on Friday in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state as Rohingya rebels launched pre-dawn raids on border posts, according to the office of State Counsellor Aung San.

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    At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

    Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80.

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    Indonesia,Turkey team up in defense, enhance military ties

    Collaboration between Turkey and Indonesia in the defense industry and the military is increasing as the two countries are engaged in joint production of tanks, drones, submarines, weapons and radar systems.

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