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Grenade attack on minister kills three in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Suspected militants fired a grenade Thursday at the motorcade of a local politician in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three bystanders and wounding at least 20 others, police said.

Mob attack, Red Cross crash hamper urgently-needed Rohingya aid

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar police clashed with an angry mob blocking an aid shipment in Rakhine state and nine people died when a Red Cross truck crashed in Bangladesh Thursday, hampering urgently-needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence.

Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

Cox's Bazar - As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh's small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their Muslim neighbours.

Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.

Tillerson raises 'troubling allegations' with Suu Kyi

New York - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Myanmar leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi on Tuesday to urge her government to address "deeply troubling allegations of human rights abuses and violations.

Bangladesh frets about population boom in Rohingya camps

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh has launched a birth control drive in its overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps, an official said Tuesday, fearing a population boom would worsen the humanitarian crisis unfolding along its border.

UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingya

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a much-anticipated address.

UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

Geneva - UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the investigation.

One language, two audiences for Suu Kyi's first Rakhine speech

Yangon - Big screens broadcast Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis nationwide as she tried to mollify the world without riling Myanmar's army or challenging longstanding prejudices -- but few could understand her clipped English.

Paris police car torching trial delayed after chaotic start

Paris - The trial of nine men over a dramatic attack on Paris police, whose car was torched while they were still inside, was delayed after getting off to a chaotic start Tuesday.

Bangladesh evicts Rohingya from roadside camps as space runs out

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh police Tuesday evicted Muslim Rohingya refugees from overcrowded roadside camps and farmland as aid groups scrambled to find emergency shelter for tens of thousands living outdoors in squalid conditions.

Five key dates in the Rohingya crisis

Cox's Bazar - The Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily as new arrivals from Myanmar join more than 410,000 from the Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter.

UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

Geneva - UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to investigate a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the probe.

Five key dates in the Rohingya crisis

Cox's Bazar - The Rohingya refugee crisis is worsening daily as new arrivals from Myanmar join more than 410,000 from the Muslim minority who have fled to Bangladesh since late August, overwhelming camps short of food, water and shelter.

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

Nay Pyi Taw - Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar's army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better deal for the Muslim minority.

Western powers warn Suu Kyi on Rohingya before speech

New York - Britain led world powers Monday in warning Myanmar of potential action if leader Aung San Suu Kyi does not move to end a campaign against the Rohingya minority.

All eyes on Suu Kyi as Myanmar leader breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is poised Tuesday to break her near-silence on communal violence scorching through Rakhine state, in a televised speech on a Rohingya refugee crisis that has shocked the world and prompted the UN to accuse the country's ...

UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

Maiduguri - At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading.

'Strong' Philippine priest smiles after IS hostage ordeal ends

Manila - A Catholic priest kidnapped by Islamic State supporters when they seized parts of a southern Philippine city nearly four months ago smiled and declared himself "strong" Monday after escaping.

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Yangon - Pressure grew on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign.

20,000 Bangladesh hardliners rally for Rohingya

Dhaka - At least 20,000 Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh on Monday in protest against the violence which has driven the Rohingya Muslim minority from neighbouring Myanmar across the border into squalid refugee camps.

India calls Rohingya a security threat to back deportation case

New Delhi - The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of the refugees.

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Yangon - Pressure tightened on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on the country's military, which is accused of driving out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign.

Rain and evictions add to Rohingya misery

Cox's Bazar - Heavy monsoon rain heaped new misery Sunday on hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohinyga stuck in makeshift camps in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar, as authorities started a drive to force them to a new site.

Philippine army captures key pro-IS base in besieged city

Marawi - The Philippine military said Sunday it had captured the command centre of Islamic State group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months.

Bomb kills six in northwest Pakistan

Khar - A roadside bomb killed a local government official and five policemen on Sunday in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

High stakes in Myanmar as Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

Bangkok - As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time -- a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth.

600,000 Rohingya children may flee to Bangladesh, aid group warns

Cox's Bazar - Some 600,000 Rohingya children could flee to Bangladesh by the end of the year, a relief group said Sunday, highlighting the scale of the humanitarian crisis triggered by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Thousands of Rohingya stranded in no man's land

Chhota Angutia - For three weeks Dil Mohammad and his family have been stranded on a thin sliver of land between Bangladesh and their native Myanmar with thousands of other Rohingya, after running for their lives when their village was torched.

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

New Delhi - Detested in Myanmar, the Muslim Rohingya desperately seeking sanctuary will get a new reminder Monday of just how unloved they are in India too.
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