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  • Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

    Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Myanmar announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to return...

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  • Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

    Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

    Washington Post
  • Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

    U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported the threat Wednesday after...

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  • UN urges Iraq to probe troop violations during fight with IS

    A top U.N. official has called on the Iraqi government to speed up investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed by security forces during the fight against the Islamic State group and to make the results of those probes public.

    Washington Post
  • The Latest: Zimbabwe military: No violations of constitution

    The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 1 p.m. Zimbabwe's military is reporting "no violation of constitutional processes" in an update on its operation launched last week that led the resignation of Robert Mugabe. Its new statement also praises Zimbabweans for...

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  • Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

    Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said 50 police and...

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