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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled diaspora in Thailand
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Thursday in Thailand where she is expected to be garlanded by her adoring compatriots, hundreds of thousands of whom have sought work and sanctuary from war across the border.
 
YANGON - Myanmar officials must refer to the oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority as "people who believe in Islam" rather than by their name, according to a letter seen by AFP Tuesday, as a UN rights envoy prepares to visit the benighted group.
 
The deaths of 14 Nepali guards in Afghanistan have highlighted the Himalayan nation's role as supplier of security forces to the world, an industry fueled by poverty and built on the centuries-old reputation of its Gurkha troops for courage and loyalty.
 
In a nationwide crackdown on medical charlatans, Nepalese police have arrested 53 people for allegedly working as doctors with fake credentials or false education certificates and said Monday that more suspects would be arrested this week.
 
Vanuatu tourist bus crash kills three, injures 10
Three Vanuatu locals were killed and 10 Australian tourists injured, some seriously, when two buses collided in the Pacific island nation's capital, officials said Tuesday.
 
Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of 'crimes against humanity,' says UN
Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labor and sexual violence, could amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations warned Monday.
 
Cambodia said Monday it would deport 13 Taiwanese nationals arrested on fraud charges to mainland China, as Taipei said its emissaries had been prevented from meeting with the suspects.
 
A teenage suspected Islamist militant being held in custody in Bangladesh was shot dead Saturday in a gunfight, police said, days after he allegedly hacked and critically wounded a Hindu lecturer.
 
A villager was shot dead in a remote mountainous area of Nepal and three others were injured in clashes over a rare and valuable fungus known as the "Himalayan Viagra" for its reputed aphrodisiac qualities, an official said Friday.
 
Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested more than 8,000 people in a nationwide crackdown launched after a wave of murders targeting minorities and secular activists.
 
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