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World 07 Sep 2017 | 3:51 PM

"And then they exploded": How Rohingya insurgents built support for assault

YANGON (Reuters) - When the former U.N. chief Kofi Annan wrapped up his year-long probe into Myanmar's troubled northwest on Aug. 24, he publicly warned that an excessive army response to violence would only make a simmering conflict between Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces worse.

World 12 Jul 2017 | 10:07 PM

Russian tycoon, symbol of excess, convicted of fraud but walks free

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court convicted one of Russia's most flamboyant tycoons, Sergei Polonsky, of fraud on Wednesday, and yet the property developer who symbolised the excess of the oil-fuelled boom times walked away a free man.

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Philippine forces target snipers

Manila: Snipers in high-rise buildings are the main problem facing Philippine forces battling to crush pro-Islamic State fighters who have occupied a southern city for more than a month, a military spokesman said.

World 05 Jul 2017 | 8:49 PM

Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and overflowing rivers in southern Japan have forced the evacuation of almost 400,000 people, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.

World 11 May 2017 | 9:17 PM

Russia detains activists delivering petition on Chechnya gay rights

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police detained five activists in central Moscow on Thursday as they tried to take a petition to prosecutors to call for an official investigation into the alleged torture and killing of gay people in Chechnya.

Nation 31 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Enjoying good cooperation

SIXTY years and still going strong. India and Malaysia have enjoyed trade, military cooperation, cultural exchanges and academic co-operation over the decades.

World 23 Feb 2017 | 5:43 PM

Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

DUBAI (Reuters) - An online commercial released by Nike this week showing Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region.

Education 19 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

The impact of small class sizes

Low enrolment schools will not be closed although the Education Ministry is looking at merging some classrooms to help manage costs if relocation is not an option.

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2017 | 1:27 AM

Strong 6.3 quake strikes off coast of Pakistan: US monitors

Islamabad (AFP) - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Pakistan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

World 24 Nov 2016 | 12:16 AM

Pleading innocence, wanted general says Turkey's purge ruining military

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A sacked Turkish general, wanted in connection with a failed coup attempt in July, has told Reuters in an interview that the government's purge of top commanders and pilots is inflicting deep long-term damage on the second-biggest army in NATO.