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Australia confident about solving mystery after Malaysia confirms debris is from the missing plane  Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 expressed anger and disbelief yesterday, after Malaysia’s prime minister said wreckage found on a French Indian Ocean island was from the plane. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a two-metre-long (almost seven-foot) wing […]

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Debris that has washed onto the Jamaique beach in Saint-Denis is seen on the shoreline of French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, August 3, 2015. Malaysia confirmed early on Thursday that a piece of a wing washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was from Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the first trace of […]

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A certain Ruhul Amin, who came from Myanmar to Teknaf in the late 1980s, was the one who first discovered the route to bring people from Bangladesh to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal by boat, say local inhabitants. In 1995, the first voyage was made by a boat from the No 1 sluice gate […]

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At least 116 people were killed Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said. Buildings were left in ruins and cars reduced to flaming wrecks when the Hercules C-130 came down in a residential area of Medan, a city of […]

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Being denied their citizenship at home, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority is trying to tell the world that they are Burmese. Fleeing sectarian violence, hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh, but the Burmese authorities have so far refused to take them back. The Rohingyas have also been denied their citizenship and left […]

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The Senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. General Manas Kongpaen (C) surrenders at the police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3, Wednesday. Human trafficking suspect Lt General Manas Khongpaen has been suspended from military service, Army Commander General Udomdej Sitabutr said today. Manas, a former special adviser to the Army, would be […]

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Thailand military officer is arrested in human trafficking investigations on Wednesday. The Senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. General Manas Kongpaen (C) arrives at the police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday. A top army officer of Thailand, Lt General Manas Khongpaen, has turned himself in days after a Thai provincial court allowed […]

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Divers pulled an 85-year-old woman from the hull of a passenger ship carrying 458 people that capsized on China’s Yangtze River and others could still be alive, state media said on Tuesday, in one of China’s worst recent disasters. Five bodies had been recovered since the ship capsized in a storm late on Monday, state […]

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Lt Gen Manus Kongpan gives an interview to a reporter when he was the army chief responsible for Chumphon province. A Songkhla province court has approved an arrest warrant for a top army officer accused of smuggling Rohingya Muslim migrants into Thailand. National police chief Gen Pol Gen Somyot Pumpunmuang said Monday that the Na […]

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Rohingya migrants on a boat off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in Indonesia’s Aceh province before being rescued yesterday. Hundreds of starving people were rescued off Indonesia as Myanmar for the first time offered to help ease a regional migrant crisis blamed in part on its treatment of the Rohingya. Myanmar’s navy seized […]

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Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began the grim task on Tuesday of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border. Authorities believe at least two of the camps where they have found nearly 140 graves were abandoned in the […]

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    Myanmar says its navy has rescued 208 migrants aboard two fishing trawlers off the western coast. They were found off the coast of Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingya minority Muslims have been fleeing persecution in the majority-Buddhist nation and thousands became stranded in the Andaman Sea. Authorities in Myanmar do not […]

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