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Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

28 May 2015

SYDNEY (AFP) - The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

Bangladesh may move migrants to island

28 May 2015

DHAKA: Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya who have spent years in refugee camps near the Myanmar border to a southern island, an official said, as the region faces a human trafficking crisis.

Strong feelings: A demonstrator putting on a protest headband defending Myamar’s actions as nationalists rally against what they claim is bias in reporting by the United Nations, NGOs and international media organisations about the migrant crisis. — EPA

Hundreds of nationalists rally against international pressure over migrants

28 May 2015

YANGON: Several hundred Myanmar nationalists protested in Yangon against mounting international pressure for Myanmar to stem the exodus of Muslim Rohingya migrants and aid those still stranded at sea.

Teens held over terror links

28 May 2015

TWO Singaporean youths have been arrested under the Internal Security Act for terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement.

Singapore Airlines plane loses engine power mid-flight

28 May 2015

A SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) Airbus plane carrying 194 people temporarily lost power to both engines on a recent flight to Shanghai.

Porters to deliver aid to Nepal quake victims

27 May 2015

KATHMANDU (AFP) - The UN World Food Programme said Wednesday it is hiring thousands of unemployed porters to deliver aid to remote parts of quake-hit Nepal inaccessible by road.

Thai ex-PM Thaksin under investigation for lese majeste

27 May 2015

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai police are investigating whether fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra committed royal defamation in a recent interview, authorities said Wednesday as they announced his passports had been revoked.

Prosecution calls for reformative training for Amos Yee

27 May 2015

SINGAPORE: Teenage blogger Amos Yee was back in court on Wednesday for an urgent hearing, after he refused to meet with his assigned probation officer.

‘Dementor’ wasp, giant stick insect among new Mekong finds

27 May 2015

HANOI (AFP) - From a soul-sucking‘dementor’ wasp named after a creature from the Harry Potter books to a half-metre long stick insect, scientists identified 139 new species in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014, according to a new report.

Singapore teen in trouble again for re-posting anti-Lee video

27 May 2015

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore prosecutors on Wednesday demanded that a rebellious teenager be sent to a reformatory after he re-posted a controversial video attacking the late independence leader Lee Kuan Yew.

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