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Home-brewed toxic rice wine is believed to have killed 10 people and hospitalised 50 others from a Cambodian village in recent weeks, officials said Thursday.
 
Bangladeshi child laborers who live in slums work for an average of 64 hours a week, many of them in textile factories making clothes for top world brands, a major study said Wednesday.
 
Bangladesh honors humble railway hero after daring rescue
A humble rail worker who shot to fame for pulling a suicidal man off train tracks was honored by Bangladesh authorities Sunday, as footage of his heroism went viral.
 
"I didn't come here on my own accord. They visited me at home and had me brought here." said Afsana Khatun, 40, sitting in the waiting room of the hospital.
 
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.
 
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