Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingya can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
UN warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar
The UN refugee agency says persecuted Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home.
Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, says UN refugee agency
Chinese courts have jailed 21 people, including firefighters and government staff, over a fire at a nursing home that killed dozens of elderly residents in 2015, the official Xinhua news agency says.
China detains 21, including govt. staff, over 2015 fatal fire at elderly home
At least 14 people have been killed and more than 30 are still missing after two passenger boats collided in the sea off southern Pakistan, officials say.
14 dead, 30 missing in Pakistan boat accident
A tropical cyclone that pounded Indonesia's main island of Java has killed 41 people, the country's disaster agency said on Wednesday, more than double the initial toll, with tens of thousands displaced by severe flooding and landslides.
Indonesia cyclone death toll rises
A roadside bomb has claimed lives of at least six people and injured eight others in an area of the troubled northwestern Pakistan, officials say.
Roadside bomb explosion leaves six dead in northwest Pakistan
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told human rights groups criticizing his deadly anti-drug war to "go to hell" after ordering police back to the frontlines of the crackdown.
Philippines’ Duterte orders police back to drug war
South Korea and the United States went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.
S. Korea, US launch drills amid N. Korean warnings of nuclear war
Bangladesh plans to allocate more land for camps housing Rohingya refugees as concerns grow over a possible outbreak of disease in crowded, makeshift settlements clustered at the country’s southern tip.
Risks grow for Rohingya in Bangladesh's teeming, squalid camps
Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comments on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Myanmar social media anger after pope uses word ‘Rohingya’

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