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    UN says attacks on Rohingya continue, return to Myanmar still not safe

    Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official said.

    South Asia
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    Israel gets flak over human rights record in Geneva

    The exchange came during a major review of Israel’s human rights record by more than 100 country delegates, including the 47-strong United Nations Human Rights Council who spearhead the session.

    West Asia
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    Iran Leader Blasts Muslim 'Conspiracy of Silence'

    Ayatollah Khamenei said “do not let them ignore you and the major issues of the Muslim world through conspiracy of silence.” Palestine is an important issue of the Muslim world that is largely ignored.

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    Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya return in 2 years

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years.

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    Protesters burn Netanyahu effigy in New Delhi ahead of ‘historic’ visit

    Protesters in the Indian capital denounced Benjamin Netanyahu’s “historic” arrival in India – the first by an Israeli leader in 15 years. People burned an effigy with the PM’s picture, urging him to go back home.

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    Pakistan erupts in protest following rape, murder of 7-year-old

    Two civilians were killed and several left injured in Pakistan’s Kasur district Wednesday as police opened fire to disperse an angry mob protesting a minor’s murder in the city.

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    India's Supreme Court to re-examine gay rights

    India's top court on Monday said it will re-examine its earlier decision not to strike down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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    Indian caste protests hit Mumbai

    One member of the Dalit — formerly known as the "untouchable" — caste, was killed in a Mumbai's Maharashtra state on Monday during a ceremony to commemorate a 200-year-old battle.

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    Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

    OSLO: Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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    Riyadh’s use of anti-terror laws against activists deplored

    United Nati­ons human rights experts deplored Saudi Arabia’s continued use of counterterrorism and security-related laws against human rights defenders, and urged the release of all those detained for.

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    Israeli jets, tanks launch fresh attacks against Gaza

    Israeli military aircraft and battle tanks have carried out a series of attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip amid rising tensions in the occupied territories over US President Donald Trump's decision to.

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    India: 15 dead in fire at rooftop Mumbai restaurant

    The majority of those killed were women attending a birthday party at a rooftop restaurant, police said. The 28-year-old woman celebrating her birthday was among those who died, her grandfather told Reuters.

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    40 killed in attack on cultural centre in Kabul

    At least 40 people were killed and many others wounded in multiple blasts at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in the latest violence to hit the Afghan capital.

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    70 civilians killed by the Saudi-UAE coalition in Yemen

    The last 48 hours in Yemen have brought more death and destruction in war-ravaged Yemen as the Saudi and UAE backed coalition continue to bomb the beleaguered nation. 

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    1,000 days of war: Saudi coalition 'pushing Yemen towards apocalypse'

    The Saudi-led coalition is pushing Yemen towards an "apocalyptic situation", aid agencies warned on Wednesday, the 1,000th day since the beginning of a military intervention by Riyadh which has.

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    How China's cracking down on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang province

    Thousands belonging to a minority Muslim community in China's Xinjiang province have allegedly been whisked off to and detained in state-owned "political indoctrination centers" as the government.

    Southeast Asia
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    Saudi-led air strikes kill 136 civilians in Yemen: U.N

    We are deeply concerned at the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of intensified air strikes by the …coalition, following the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on Dec. 4.

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    Yemeni forces ‘fire ballistic missile at Riyadh palace’

    Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says its forces have fired a ballistic missile towards the official residence of Saudi King Salman in the Saudi capital city, Riyadh, in retaliation for the regime.

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    Suu Kyi, army chief could face genocide charges: UN

    Mya­­­n­mar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and head of the armed forces, Gen Aung Min Hlaing, could potentially face genocide charges in the fut­ure, United Nations human rights chief Zeid.

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    Student expelled in India over ‘prolonged hug’ in school

    There was a time when I was depressed and feeling suicidal, but now I am kind of trying to be normal. I am trying my level best to stay calm". These are the words of a 16-year old girl who was .

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    ‘68 journalists, media workers killed in 2017’

    As many as 68 journalists and media workers were killed across the world in 2017 of whom nine were women. Last year, 112 journalists were killed of whom three were women according to the International.

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    40 Rohingya villages in Myanmar burned since October

    40 Rohingya villages in Myanmar's Rakhine State were burned in October and November, analysis of satellite imagery by Human Rights Watch said Monday, bringing the number of villages damaged.

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    Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160

    Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel.

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    India: Mobs go on rampage in support of Hindu man who killed Muslim labourer

    Several people, including 12 cops (one of them an ASP), were injured on Thursday as mobs defied prohibitory orders in Udaipur and went on a rampage in protest against the arrest of Rajsamand 'hate'.

    South Asia

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