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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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    Philippine police kills 32 in drugs war’s bloodiest day

    Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte’s unrelenting war on drugs.

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    India ‘to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims’

    A government spokesman said on Friday that New Delhi was in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims.

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    Buddhist nationalists raise new fears among Rohingyas

    Religious tensions are on the rise again in Myanmar, after masked assailants attacked young Muslims and nationalists led by Buddhist monks set up protest camps in major cities this week.

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    Philippines' Duterte says he'll never visit 'lousy' America

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed that he would never visit “lousy” America despite an earlier invitation extended by US President Donald Trump.

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    Philippine Prez offers Muslim self-rule to counter ISIS

    President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule.

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    Malaysian state introduces public caning for sharia crimes

    A Malaysian state amended its Islamic laws on Wednesday to allow public canings, sparking criticism that the change was unconstitutional and could infringe on the rights of religious minorities.

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    China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

    Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility.

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    India holds naval drills with US, Japan to counter China

    India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

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    Border row: China issues safety advisory for its citizens in India

    China has issued a notice to its nationals in India asking them to pay close attention to their "personal safety and local security situation", amid a border standoff between the two countries.

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    Philippines police proposes identification cards for Muslims

    Police from a Christian-majority region of the Philippines has proposed issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims of the region, reported The Guardian.Authorities in Central Luzon

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    Myanmar says it will refuse entry to UN investigators probing Rohingya abuses

    Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official said on Friday.

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    Chinese military tests battle tank in Tibet near Indian border

    The Chinese military today said it has conducted trials of a light weight battle tank in Tibet near the Indian border.The 35-tonne tank has carried out trials in the plains of Tibet.

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