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UN rights envoy to Myanmar says election will fail to meet standards

The UN human rights investigator to Myanmar said on Tuesday(22) an election set for November would fail to meet international standards because of the...

China, India agree not to send more troops to border – Chinese defence ministry

China and India have agreed to stop sending troops to their border and to avoid any actions that might complicate the situation there, the...

Rescuers find five alive, over 30 hours after India building collapse

Emergency workers rescued five more people from the rubble of a collapsed apartment block in western India Tuesday(22), more than 30 hours after the...

Facebook to curb private groups spreading hate, misinformation

In 2019, Facebook took down about 12 million pieces of content in groups for violating policies on hate speech, 87 per cent of which...

Red Cross warns coronavirus is driving discrimination in Asia

FILE PHOTO: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General Jagan Chapagain attends a signing ceremony after the International Automobile...

Hindu man jailed in Bangladesh for insulting Prophet Mohammed

A Hindu man has been jailed for seven years in Muslim-majority Bangladesh for insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook, a prosecutor said Thursday. Although Bangladesh...

Rich nations have cornered half of future Covid-19 vaccine supply: Oxfam

A group of wealthy nations representing 13 percent of the global population have already bought up more than half of the promised doses of...

UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ in Myanmar’s Rahkine

Rohingya refugees watch on a mobile phone a live feed of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's appearance at the UN's International Court...

Onion prices spike in Bangladesh after India bans exports

Onion prices in Bangladesh jumped by more than 50% on Tuesday, following a ban on exports by largest supplier India after its crop was...

UN map makers follow suit as Myanmar erases names of Rohingya villages

Three years ago, Myanmar’s military burned the Rohingya village of Kan Kya to the ground and bulldozed over its remains. Last year, the government...