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Dozens of Myanmar refugees make 'voluntary return': Thai authorities

Dozens of Myanmar refugees make 'voluntary return': Thai authorities

Some 50 Myanmar refugees who fled air strikes to neighbouring Thailand "voluntarily" returned across the border Wednesday, Thai authorities said, despite reports of continued bombings in their home state.

Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India with tales of violence

Myanmar soldiers and police flee to India with tales of violence

Shaking and clutching his T-shirt, Myanmar soldier Kyaw recalled the violence he said he was told to use on people in his own community -- orders that triggered his escape to India.

Myanmar asks India to return 8 police who fled across border

Myanmar asks India to return 8 police who fled across border

Authorities in Myanmar have asked India to return several police officers who have sought refuge to avoid taking orders from a military junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country last month, an official in northeast India said on Saturday.

QRCS distributes food aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

QRCS distributes food aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), in co-operation with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), has delivered food parcels for 3,220 families displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Ananya Vinay wins 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay wins 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels.

Shutdown in Kerala today over ‘police brutality’

Shutdown in Kerala today over ‘police brutality’

Kerala’s Congress-led opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has called a statewide shutdown today to protest the police assault on a woman.

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

Thousands flee fighting on Myanmar's border with China

Thousands of people fled heavy fighting on Myanmar's northern border with China overnight, activists said Wednesday, as the government blocked a senior UN official from visiting the area.