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Reuters: Journalists held for probing Rohingya massacre

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo face up to 14 years in prison for working on report on massacre by Myanmar security forces.

Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo

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Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

A Dhaka court jails former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for five years in orphanage corruption case sparking protests.

Khaleda Zia

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Myanmar 'starving out' Rohingya in Rakhine: Amnesty

Authorities in Myanmar are starving Rohingya families to get them to flee the country, Amnesty International says.

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US bombers halt the Taliban with no victory in sight

US and the Taliban are unleashing more violence to tilt the stalemate and favour their conditions at the table.

US F-16 bomber

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Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over massive cyber-heist

Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the New York Fed in February 2016.

Bangladesh central bank building in Dhaka

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Taj Mahal 'built on Hindu temple', claims Indian MP

Member of India's ruling BJP party calls for destruction of the monument in Agra, saying a temple should replace it.

Taj Mahal

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India: Unlicensed doctor 'infects 40 people' with HIV

An unlicensed doctor used a single syringe on his patients in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, local media reports.

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Maldives declares state of emergency

A 15-day state of emergency announced by president after opposition MPs attempted to impeach government officials.

President Yameen Abdul Gayoom

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Suu Kyi stays silent on Ko Ni's first death anniversary

Myanmar's Nobel laureate and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stays silent on lawyer Ko Ni's first death anniversary.

Aung San Suu Kyi

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Afghanistan: Ghani open to talks with armed groups

Ghani hints at possible reconciliation with factions of Taliban in a speech in Kabul in the wake of deadly attacks.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

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Taliban suicide bomber kills Pakistani soldiers in Swat

Taliban claim attack at a military camp in Swat Valley, leaving at least 11 soldiers killed and 13 others wounded.

Pakistani soldiers in Swat

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