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November 2, 2017 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 113

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 114

November 2, 2017 3:39 AM Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi makes visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

YANGON: Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday (Nov 2), an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign. Suu Kyi, a nobel laureate who leads Myanmar's pro-democracy party, has been hammered 108

October 31, 2017 9:53 AM Seven Rohingya drown trying to reach Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR: At least four Rohingya were killed on Tuesday (Oct 31) when their boat sank off the coast of Bangladesh, police said, just hours after three babies drowned as they reached shore in a separate incident. At least 200 Rohingya have drowned since late August making the treacherous sea crossing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Overall, some 600,000 members 95

October 31, 2017 8:27 AM Prince Charles begins Asia tour in Singapore

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrived in Singapore Monday to kick off an Asian tour aimed at cementing relations ahead of a meeting of Commonwealth states next year. The heir to the British throne and Camilla are undertaking an 11-day trip that will also include stops in Malaysia and India. British media had said the Foreign Office was originally 98

October 31, 2017 5:27 AM Prince Charles returns to Singapore for first time since 1979 as he starts Asia tour with wife Camilla

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Singapore on Tuesday, the first stop of an 11-day trip to strengthen ties between Britain and Asian countries. They received a ceremonial welcome to kick off a visit to the Southeast Asian island nation in which they will have an orchid named after them and be hosted at a state banquet by Singapore’s president 81

October 29, 2017 9:47 AM Myanmar charges Singaporean journalist for flying drone in Naypyitaw

YANGON — Myanmar authorities have charged a Singaporean journalist and his Malaysian colleague for allegedly flying drones illegally over and around the government’s parliament buildings in Naypyitaw, police said Sunday (Oct 29). Singaporean Lau Hon Meng and Malaysian Mok Choy Lin, who are working for Turkish Radio and Television, were detained along 80

October 28, 2017 11:36 PM Over 7,000 granted national verification cards in Myanmar's northern state

YANGON, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- More than 7,000 people have been granted national verification cards (NVC) in Myanmar's northern Rakhine since a verification process started on Oct. 1, the Myanmar News Agency reported on Sunday. The national verification process is one of the recommendations proposed by an advisory commission on the state, led by former 80

October 28, 2017 10:23 AM Myanmar to charge Singaporean, Malaysian journalists on assignment for Turkish state TV: Officials

NAYPYITAW/YANGON: Myanmar police said on Saturday (Oct 28) they were preparing to charge journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster TRT, their local interpreter and driver for bringing a drone into the country without permission. The police were also expecting to obtain court permission to remand the four for up to 15 days as they prepare to charge 21

October 28, 2017 6:21 AM A war of words puts Facebook at the centre of Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Myanmar's government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country's Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing. So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message 31