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January 12, 2018 12:59 PM Human-trafficking victims in massage parlour rescued by Thai police

The women, mostly from Myanmar, were found in a Bangkok massage parlour after a tip-off from a teenager who had worked there. Authorities raided a massage parlour in the city on Friday afternoon after a tip-off from a 14-year-old who said she had sold sex there. The girl told officers that she had been trafficked from Myanmar when she was 12-years-old 15

January 7, 2018 8:00 AM India EARTHQUAKE: Huge 5.5 magnitude quake rocks Indian border with Myanmar

INDIA's border with Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been rocked by a huge 5.5 magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake struck at 6.47am GMT at a depth of 14 miles (22.8km) near the Indian village of Imphal – which has a population of around 224,000. The region is a bed for seismic activity due collisions of the India 20

December 29, 2017 7:18 AM China's Chongqing and Shanghai natural gas exchanges

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) - China will launch a new natural gas trading exchange in Chongqing in early 2018, rival to a similar project in Shanghai. Beijing hopes at least one of the schemes will develop into a benchmark to price gas supplies across Asia. The Shanghai exchange is trading wholesale pipeline gas denominated in yuan per cubic metre and liquefied 6

December 28, 2017 7:27 AM Myanmar releases journalists, staff arrested over drone

BANGKOK (AP) - Two journalists and their two local staff were released from a Myanmar prison Friday, two months after their arrest for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament. Singaporean Lau Hon Meng and Malaysian Mok Choy Lin were working for the Turkish state broadcaster TRT when they were arrested Oct. 27 in the capital, Naypitaw. A court on Thursday 2

December 10, 2017 12:31 PM Pope prays for nuclear disarmament

MILAN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday called on world leaders to work in favour of nuclear disarmament to protect human rights, particularly those of weaker and underprivileged people. The pontiff said that there was a need to "work with determination to build a world without nuclear weapons", speaking from the window of the papal apartment 7

December 8, 2017 10:41 AM UN warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar

GENEVA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation. "It is critical that the returns are not rushed or premature," UNHCR spokesman Adrian 4

November 30, 2017 12:36 PM Pope urges "decisive measures" for Myanmar refugees but avoids "Rohingya"

DHAKA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday called for "decisive measures" to resolve the political crisis causing mostly Muslim refugees from neighbouring Myanmar to flee to Bangladesh. But, just as in the first leg of his trip in Myanmar, he did not use the word Rohingya, which is contested by the Yangon government and military. In a speech 2

November 28, 2017 9:03 AM Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city's freedom

Oxford's world-renowned university removed portraits of Suu Kyi, a former student, from its walls in September. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her "inaction" in the Rohingya crisis. "When Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997 it was because 1

October 26, 2017 7:15 PM US rabbis to Israel: End alleged arms sales to Myanmar

JERUSALEM (AP) - A group of American rabbis is demanding that Israel halt the reported sales of arms to Myanmar, where hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence by government security forces. T'ruah, a New York-based group of rabbis supporting human rights, says Thursday that 300 rabbis and cantors signed a petition calling for an end to the alleged 8

October 22, 2017 11:17 AM Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar protest against Rohingya return

More than 580,000 people from the minority Muslim community have fled to Bangladesh since August after attacks by the military. More than 580,000 people from the minority Muslim community and about 30,000 non-Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since August following attacks by Myanmar's military and Buddhist mobs. Rohingya refugees say some have been killed 14