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Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Yangon - Myanmar's army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Yangon - Myanmar's army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Yangon - Myanmar's army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.

Bangladesh police raid opposition leader's office

Dhaka - Bangladesh police swooped on the offices of the country's main opposition leader hunting "anti-state documents" on Saturday, sparking angry protests by hundreds of party supporters.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to Northern Ireland

Yangon - Myanmar's army chief defended his military's violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by comparing it to Britain's campaign to tackle sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, according to a statement released by his office Friday.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Kasem bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of Bangladeshi society.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Keranipara - Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the British ambassador.

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Yangon - Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Yangon - Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Yangon - Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.

'Scared' father of Bangladesh 'tree girl' ends treatment

Dhaka - A young Bangladeshi girl diagnosed with a rare condition known as "tree man syndrome" has left hospital, her father told AFP Monday, saying he feared she would never be cured.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

Blasts kill three as Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

Dhaka - At least three people were killed and 30 wounded Saturday in two explosions in Bangladesh's northeastern city of Sylhet where army commandos stormed an Islamist extremist hideout, police and hospital staff said.

IS claims Bangladesh bombing, police kill militant

Dacca - The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.

IS claims Bangladesh bombing, police kill militant

Dacca - The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.

IS claims Bangladesh bombing, police kill militant

Dacca - The Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on a Bangladesh security forces camp, while police in Dhaka shot dead a suspected militant in a separate incident.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps: Annan commission

Yangon - Myanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar over island plan

Dhaka - Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island, community leaders said Wednesday.

Bangladesh arrests cafe attackers' 'spiritual leader'

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Friday they had arrested the "spiritual leader" of a banned Islamist outfit alleged to have carried out a series of deadly attacks in the country.

Myanmar swats away 'biased' UN abuse claims

Nay Pyi Taw - A close aide to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday dismissed mounting international pressure over alleged abuses of Rohingya Muslims as "biased and unfair", despite UN evidence of murder, rape and torture by security forces.
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