Myanmar seeks international help as COVID-19 bites

Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing told a "coordination meeting to beef up cooperation with the international community" that Myanmar should seek money from a Covid-19 response fund set up by the…

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6.1-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

The strong quake hit 258 kilometres (160 miles) northeast of the city of Manado in North Sulawesi at a depth of 68 kilometres

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How Pakistan's intelligence service ISI targets Balouch leaders abroad

Pakistan generals are running a campaign targeted killings of the Baloch diaspora and there's a pattern to prove it with three suspicious deaths this year.

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Myanmar police find the largest haul of synthetic drugs in South East Asia, seizing 200 million meth tablets

Between February and April, authorities swooped on labs in the lawless Kutkai area of Shan state, seizing nearly 200 miilion meth tablets, 500kg of crystal meth, 300kg of heroin, and 3,750 litres…

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South-East Asia needs 1.9 million more nurses, midwives: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how crucial nurses are to health security.
 

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Fire on oil tankers at South Korean port injures eighteen

The fire has now been largely put out.

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Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 23

More than 100 people were also injured and at least 15,000 people had to evacuate because their houses were damaged by the strong jolt.

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Myanmar to become last country to adopt Unicode for communication

October 1 is "U-Day", when Myanmar officially adopts the new system.

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Four bodies recovered from crashed Indonesian cargo plane

On Wednesday, the Search and Rescue Agency said that four bodies were discovered near the wreckage of the small plane.

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Malaysia can revoke Zakir Naik's PR status: Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir said the government will first wait for the results of the police investigation into the alleged inflammatory remarks made by him against minorities in Malaysia, reported Malay Mail.

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Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine state

Rakhine state is one of Myanmar's poorest regions and NGOs provide aid to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims still languishing in displacement camps as well as other local communities. 

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Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: Report

Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready to take back refugees, blaming Bangladesh for failed efforts to kick-start returns.

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Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough; UN investigator calls for assets freeze

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee called for the commanders' assets to be frozen. 

Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough: UN investigator calls for commanders' assets to be…

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Dozens of people found stranded in Myanmar's Rakhine: Official

Each year thousands of Rohingya and stateless Bangladeshis try to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by sea.

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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the UN's cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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