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Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

As commercial sales of the Russian vaccine were possible for the first time in Pakistan, thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get vaccinated.

Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

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Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

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Three Rohingya killed in new blaze at Bangladesh camp

The blaze started in a market store at the Kutupalong camp, home to more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees, in the early hours and quickly spread to seven nearby shops.

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US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to the UAE, India and Bangladesh ahead of next month's climate summit hosted by Washington.

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Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

Five supporters of the hardline Islamist Hefazat-e-Islam group were shot dead in Bangladesh after taking part in anti-Modi protests.

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15 dead in Rohingya camp blaze in Bangladesh: UN

The fire has caused 'catastrophic' damage to the camp in Cox's Bazar and displaced tens of thousands.

Massive fire breaks out at Rohingya refugee camp

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Massive fire breaks out at Rohingya refugee camp

Three people are reportedly dead and hundreds of shelters destroyed after a blaze swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southern ...

Aniqah Choudhri

A grim warning for every ethnic minority in Britain

Comment: It's now not just the government that has undermined the certainty of our citizenship, but the justice system too, writes Aniqah ...

India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

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India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

Myanmar military hires 'infamous' Israeli lobbyist to promote junta

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Myanmar military hires 'infamous' Israeli lobbyist to promote junta

Israeli-Canadian lobbyist Ari Ben-Menashe will also lobby the UAE and Saudi Arabia to help repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees.

Pope meets top Iraq Shia cleric in interfaith milestone

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Pope meets top Iraq Shia cleric in interfaith milestone

The two elderly, respected men of religion met at Sistani's humble home in the shrine city of Najaf on Saturday, the second day of the ...

Anger brews over prison death of <em>Bangladesh</em> writer

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Anger brews over prison death of Bangladesh writer

Hundreds of people in Bangladesh took part Saturday in a second day of demonstrations sparked by the death of a writer at a high ...

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Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital after writer and government critic Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail.

Sophia Akram

In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in ...

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Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

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UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

The UNHCR and Amnesty International are urging regional authorities to rescue the Rohingya refugees.

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

Facebook shuts down Myanmar army 'True News' page

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Facebook shuts down Myanmar army 'True News' page

The page run by Myanmar's military junta was removed for 'incitement of violence and coordinating harm'.

<em>Bangladesh</em> orders Al Jazeera documentary be scrubbed from web

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Bangladesh orders Al Jazeera documentary be scrubbed from web

Bangladesh's high court ordered the country's telco regulator to 'remove or take down Al Jazeera's documentary'.

Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

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Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

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