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Beaten and starving, the plight of Rohingya Muslims

Beaten and starving, the plight of Rohingya Muslims

SAY THA MAR GYI, Myanmar: Scores of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are paying off people smugglers and returning to the squalid camps they used to live in after being held for months on overcrowded ships that were to take them ...

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UK PM outlines new laws to tackle immigration

UK PM outlines new laws to tackle immigration

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will propose new laws to control immigration in a speech Thursday, including giving police the power to seize wages earned by illegal immigrants. In his first speech on the issue since winning this month’s ...

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Islamic State seizes Iraq’s Ramadi

Islamic State seizes Iraq’s Ramadi

BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants said they had taken full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer. In a statement, the group said it had seized tanks and ...

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One US Marine dead, 21 hurt in ‘hard landing

One US Marine dead, 21 hurt in ‘hard landing

WASHINGTON: One Marine was killed and 21 others required hospital treatment after their MV-22 Osprey aircraft made a “hard landing” during training in Hawaii on Sunday, the US military said. The “mishap” was under investigation, a Marine statement said, and ...

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Modi arrives in South Korea on investment hunt

Modi arrives in South Korea on investment hunt

SEOUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Monday for a two-day visit heavily focused on economic ties with Asia’s fourth-largest economy and beefing up investment from South Korean firms. On his first visit to Seoul since taking ...

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American, Indians among five dead in Kabul siege

American, Indians among five dead in Kabul siege

KABUL: Two Indians and an American were among five people killed when gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping dozens of people attending a concert and triggering an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces, officials said Thursday. The Taliban claimed ...

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Anger as Philippine factory fire kills 72

Anger as Philippine factory fire kills 72

MANILA: Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards. Firefighters and police pulled dozens of corpses out ...

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American among five dead in Kabul guesthouse siege

American among five dead in Kabul guesthouse siege

KABUL: Militants killed five people including foreigners during a seven-hour overnight siege on a Kabul guesthouse, police said Thursday, adding that an undetermined number of attackers also died in the firefight. “Five people were killed and five were wounded — ...

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69 dead in Yemen capital arms depot blasts

69 dead in Yemen capital arms depot blasts

At least 69 people were killed and 250 others were wounded by explosions after Saudi-led warplanes hit an arms depot on the outskirts of Sanaa, a medical official said Tuesday. “These are the cases registered so far,” the official said, ...

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16 killed, buildings collapse in fresh Nepal earthquake

16 killed, buildings collapse in fresh Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU: A new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and sending terrified residents running into the streets of the traumatised capital. The 7.3-magnitude quake struck at 12:35 pm, some 76 kilometres ...

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