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Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea

Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against marine plastic pollution and stressed the importance of a regional trade pact first proposed by China.

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Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day ASEAN summit, chaired by…

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As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Aung San Suu Kyi to act

Some activists say the Nobel laureate, who leads a civilian administration that took power in 2016 as part of a transition after decades of harsh military rule, could legislate or at least speak…

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Southeast Asia should ban foreign trash imports: Environmentalists

Thailand will from Thursday host four days of meetings for leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss the region's most pressing issues.

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Nationalist group condemns Myanmar sedition case against Buddhist monk

Police issued an arrest warrant for Wirathu last month, but he has evaded arrest.

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Myanmar doctor-turned-model hits back at ban over revealing photos

Nang Mwe San, Myanmar doctor and model who had her medical licence revoked for posting lingerie photos of herself blasted the government for "interfering" with personal freedoms.

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New Myanmar filmmakers shoot to rekindle golden years

The Southeast Asian nation used to be a regional cinematic hub before the 1962-installed military junta suppressed creativity, imposed censorship and cut the country off from outside influences.…

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13 people killed in van-truck collision in Pakistan's Balochistan province

13 die due to a road accident in Pakistan's province Balochistan

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Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed after less than a year

The soldiers were freed in November last year, the two inmates said, meaning they served less than one year of their 10-year prison terms for the killings at Inn Din village. 

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'Results' needed from Myanmar over Rohingya return: UNHCR head

A brutal military campaign in western Rakhine state forced some 740,000 Rohingya over the border into Bangladesh.

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US Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

In December, China criticised the United States for passing the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, which seeks to promote access to Tibet for US diplomats.

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World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

The World Bank last week published the first details of a proposal to fund cash-for-work programmes, and support small businesses in one of Myanmar's poorest regions, through the government.

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Keyboard predators: Southeast Asia's kids targeted by online paedophiles

With widespread poverty, lax laws, and creaking judicial systems, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines have long been seen as soft spots by foreign and local paedophiles seeking…

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'Dead livestock and water running out' in Myanmar village under army lockdown

Thousands of troops have been deployed across northern Rakhine to root out Arakan Army (AA) insurgents in violence which has displaced more than 30,000 people since December.

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Myanmar plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails

The nailbiting touchdown -- in which nobody was injured -- was the second instance of a malfunctioning flight in less than a week within the country. 

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