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A year on, Rohingya still fleeing Burma for crowded camps

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hamida Begum fled her home in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh about two months ago with her husband, two-year-old son, and three-month-old baby. In the weeks before she [...]
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UN warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya children

UN warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya children

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United Nations warned on Thursday of what it described as a lost generation of Muslim Rohingya children, with half a million in refugee camps in Bangladesh facing dangers [...]
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Half ‘lost’ Rohingya children orphaned by violence: study

Half ‘lost’ Rohingya children orphaned by violence: study

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Half the Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh without their parents were actually orphaned by violence in Myanmar and not separated from them during the refugee [...]
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Body of evidence: Rohingya scars testify to Burma crackdown

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Rohingya refugee Mohammad Sikander felt a flash of pain as a bullet — fired by a Myanmar soldier — tore into his shoulder. Myanmar says its military operations in [...]
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Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Burma crisis began

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Nearly one million Rohingya Muslims marked Eid al-Adha on Wednesday in the world’s largest refugee camp, almost a year to the day since a brutal military crackdown [...]
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Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail Wednesday after almost a year in jail on treason charges that critics say were trumped up by premier Hun Sen to gift [...]
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Vietnam puts 12 people, including 2 American citizens, on trial for alleged subversion

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam’s HCM City on Tuesday began the trial of 12 people, including two American citizens, on subversion charges as government authorities step up a [...]
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Rohingya turn to blockchain to solve identity crisis

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised identity. Denied citizenship [...]
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Births, marriages and deaths: Rohingya lives playing out as refugees

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A newborn yet be named squirms in a mother’s arms; a marriage party lights up a fetid lane; a dead man’s face makes a soft impression on the blanket covering him [...]
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Cambodian land rights activist pardoned after two years in prison

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s king has pardoned prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny after she spent two years behind bars, as the ruling party loosens its grip on dissent in the wake [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi says terrorism in Rakhine State a threat to region

Burma’s Suu Kyi says terrorism in Rakhine State a threat to region

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Terrorism remains a threat in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and could have “grave consequences” for the region, the Southeast Asian country’s leader, Aung [...]
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Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activists

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A prominent leader of Cambodia’s land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon. The pardon from King [...]
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Burma verdict in Reuters reporters’ case August 27: judge says

21-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on August 27, [...]
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Verdict in case against Burma Reuters journalists due next week

Verdict in case against Burma Reuters journalists due next week

21-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A Myanmar judge said Monday he would deliver a verdict next week in the trial of two Reuters reporters accused of leaking state secrets, a case which has sparked an [...]
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US criticises Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

US criticises Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

20-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam’s conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh [...]
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