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A Cambodian opposition leader who has spent months holed up in his party headquarters in a bid to avoid arrest was pardoned by the king on Friday, breaking a lengthy political stalemate.
 
Suu Kyi vows 'reconciliation' amid Rohingya crisis
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed on Wednesday to work for "peace and national reconciliation" amid mounting international condemnation of a bloody army crackdown on her country's Muslim Rohingya minority.
 
Multiple boats packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar were turned back by Bangladesh border guards Monday, despite appeals by the country's opposition to provide shelter to the persecuted Muslim minority.
 
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has asked Donald Trump to pressure the U.N. Human Rights Council to drop war crimes allegations against the country's troops.
 
Five people were killed and three others were left missing in a boating accident in New Zealand on Saturday, police said.
 
Myanmar is engaged in "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, a U.N. official has said, as reports emerged Friday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee.
 
Life terms upheld for 2 Khmer Rouge leaders
A special Cambodian court on Wednesday upheld the life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime, which was responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people.
 
Court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders
Cambodia's UN-backed court upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders on Wednesday for crimes against humanity, in a verdict welcomed by survivors of the brutal regime.
 
Cambodia's opposition party has ended a six-month boycott of the parliament, saying it wants to ensure the national budget for 2017 is debated properly in the house.
 
Dalai Lama preaches in Mongolia, risking fury
The Dalai Lama preached to thousands of Buddhists in Mongolia despite demands from China that the visit by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader be scrapped, at a time Mongolia seeks a critical aid package from its powerful neighbor.
 
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