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    Rohingya issue puts Myanmar stability at risk

    Published on 25/04/2015

    » UNITED NATIONS — Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.

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    Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

    AFP, Published on 04/12/2019

    » PARIS: Of the many people who made history in 2019, some surprised themselves and the world by emerging from obscurity to make their mark, though one remains anonymous for the time being -- "The Whistleblower" behind the impeachment probe into US President Donald Trump.

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    HK protests: Behind the barricade

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 18/11/2019

    » On the night of Nov 13th in Hong Kong, I heard there was a protest in the city centre of the area of the New Territories I was staying in, Sha Tin. After crossing the bridge over the Shing Mun River, I notice four protesters talking beneath a pedestrian underpass. Walking through the megamalls that constitute the city centre, I see workers clearing up broken glass but see no protesters. But on my way back across the bridge to my hotel, I encounter a crowd of about 50 people yelling and screaming abuse, and working my way through them, see a line of riot police advancing from the other direction. After several minutes of shining torches and bellowing warnings through a megaphone, the police raise the black flag warning that tear gas will be fired. The crowd retreats as one or two canisters are fired.

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    Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen

    AFP, Published on 02/11/2019

    » MADRID: Women's groups and legal experts demanded Friday that Spanish law be changed after five men accused of gang-raping an 14-year-old girl were convicted on a lesser charge of sexual abuse on the grounds the unconscious victim did not fight back.

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    Myanmar confident of economic take-off this year

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 08/01/2018

    » After nearly two years in power, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her government face a crucial year ahead. Apart from significant political problems -- resolving the troubles in violence-torn Rakhine state and reviving the stalled peace process -- the government needs to show dramatically improved performance on the economic front.

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    Myanmar businesses stumble on corporate responsibility

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Many foreign investors are shying away from Myanmar because of the government's apparent failure to prioritise economic development and the violence in Rakhine state. Local businesses also complain of government inertia. But ministers still insist that the country is on the verge of a major economic breakthrough.

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    Asean condemns hostage killing

    Published on 28/01/2015

    » KOTA KINABALU — Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Wednesday condemned the violence perpetrated by extremists in Iraq and Syria including the hostage-taking of two Japanese nationals and the apparent killing of one of them.

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    Fear and isolation for Myanmar's remaining Rohingya

    AFP, Published on 05/04/2018

    » MRAUK U, Myanmar: By the twisted standards of Myanmar's Rakhine state, Abdullah is one of its more fortunate Rohingya residents.

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    Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya

    AFP, Published on 12/08/2018

    » Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the Muslim minority last year, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said.

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    UN: Global community must step up Rohingya aid

    Associated Press, Published on 24/09/2017

    » COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Sunday that the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh is “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” right now.

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