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Bangladesh's army was ordered Sept. 20 to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.
NEW DELHI - The Associated Press
The killing of an Indian journalist provoked outrage and anguish across the country on Wednesday, with thousands protesting what they saw as an effort to silence a critic of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party.
KABUL - Reuters
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said.
TOKYO / SEOUL - Reuters
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Aug. 29, prompting warnings to residents to take cover and drawing a sharp reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
ROHTAK, India - Reuters
An Indian judge sentenced a self-styled “godman,” whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape last week, to 10 years’ jail yesterday.
Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from fighting in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home despite a U.N. appeal that they be allowed to stay.
Pakistan has postponed a visit by a U.S. diplomat who had been due to arrive Monday, a week after President Donald Trump publicly upbraided Islamabad for harboring militants attacking U.S. and Afghan troops.
YANGON – Agence France-Presse
Pope Francis will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announced on aug. 28, hours after the Catholic leader decried the plight of Rohingya Muslims as they flee fresh fighting between the army and militants.
India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in the high Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, signaling a thaw in their months-long standoff, India’s government said on Aug. 28.
NEW DELHI - Agence France-Presse
Bhutan on Aug. 29 welcomed moves by India and China to withdraw troops from a strategic area which it claims as its territory, ending a months-long military stand-off between its giant neighbors.
SIRSA, India – Agence France-Presse
Thousands of supporters of a controversial Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers yesterday, avoiding renewed violence after their leader’s rape conviction sparked riots in which at least 36 people died.