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Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

Apr 21, 2018

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued off Indonesia in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nearly nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia

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Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Apr 21, 2018

Indonesian fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea

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Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

Apr 20, 2018

Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution

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World Rugby announces list of team camps for Japan 2019

Apr 20, 2018

Team camps spanning some 1,500 kilometers for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan were announced on Friday by the sport's governing body

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Thai court acquits northeastern gold mine protesters

Apr 19, 2018

A court in Thailand has found seven environmental activists not guilty of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services

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Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegation

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim

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2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Apr 19, 2018

Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention

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Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

Apr 19, 2018

Japan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government

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US could sanction Chinese officials over Xinjiang abuses

Apr 18, 2018

A U.S. official says the United States would pursue sanctions on Chinese officials involved in a security crackdown in the region of Xinjiang if they were deemed appropriate for designation under a new law targeting human rights offenders

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Kim Jong Un turns to his wife and sister to soften his image

Apr 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be testing out a new strategy to shake up the image of his authoritarian regime _ he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life

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