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China and Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung...

Austria’s ‘ghetto’ language classes stir segregation fears

Every morning Abulrahman leaves his normal primary school lessons in Vienna and joins about 20 other children for three hours to learn to read,...

Japan firms join global calls to ditch coal-fired power

Japanese companies overwhelmingly feel Japan should shift away from its dependence on coal for power generation even though a third of firms say this...

Bangladesh court orders top editor’s arrest

A Bangladesh court Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the country's most respected independent newspaper editor after a student was killed at an event organised by...

Malaysia talks to India over palm curbs as wider trade dispute looms

Malaysia is talking to the Indian government and trade officials in a bid to resolve concerns over New Delhi's new palm oil import restrictions,...

China’s Xi vows ‘new era’ of Myanmar ties after red carpet welcome

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a "new era" of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday on a state...

Parents picket Bangladesh school for ‘un-Islamic’ dresscode

Hundreds of parents picketed a top Bangladesh school and blocked a major road in the capital to protest against a decision to make Islamic dress optional...

Celebrities urge to donate unwanted clothes to aid Bangladeshi women

British celebrities Amanda Holden, Anita Rani, and Michelle Keegan are backing a new British Red Cross campaign as the charity kicks off its 150th year. The...

Bangladesh eyes deal with Malaysia to protect migrant workers from abuse

Cutting recruitment fees for Bangladeshi migrants who move to Malaysia for work under a new deal could curb human trafficking, according to officials, yet activists...

Climate activists invoke German constitution to sue Merkel government

German climate activists said on Wednesday they were suing Chancellor Angela Merkel's government over what they say is its insufficient action to tackle climate...