Bangladesh Tuesday launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed nine refugees and infected more than 700.
Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps
Defamation cases have rocketed across Myanmar since de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took power in the Southeast Asian country in April last year, a report says.
Myanmar's powerful using defamation to silence critics: Report
Indian authorities have remanded in custody a French journalist for five days over illegally filming a crackdown on Muslims in the Himalayan disputed region of Kashmir.
India arrests French journalist for filming Kashmir protests
Thousands of Romanians resumed protests in Bucharest and cities across the Black Sea nation, demanding the ruling party scrap a judicial overhaul that’s been criticized for its potentially damaging effects on anti-corruption efforts.
Romanians flood streets to protest latest court reforms
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Daesh terrorists have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October.
Duterte seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south
The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.
Rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical
The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force said, as tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula.
US, Japan, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill
Four Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks
Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has censured the joint military exercises conducted by the United States and South Korea, saying the drills could provoke North Korea to carry out more missile tests.
Russia's foreign minister censures Washington's provocation in Korean Peninsula
Indications are growing that Iran and China are moving closer to a plan to eliminate the dollar from their mutual trade transactions.
Iran, China inching closer to ditching dollar in mutual trade

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