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Myanmar holds 106 suspected Rohingya Muslims aboard boat, official says

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar immigration authorities detained more than 100 suspected Rohingya Muslims aboard a boat off Yangon on Friday, officials said, raising fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

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In darkness, there is light: Where to start your dark tourism journey

We may not all be interested in going on a full-on dark tourism adventure, but we can always take some time off our regular holiday to check out a few places. All we need is an open mind, a willingness to learn, understand and accept, and maybe a pair of good walking shoes.

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Dozens of Rohingya flee camps by boat, reviving memories of 2015 tragedy

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats to try to reach Malaysia, officials and aid workers said on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

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More than 200 mass graves of Islamic State victims found in Iraq - U.N. report

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 200 mass graves have been uncovered in Iraq in areas formerly controlled by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Hidden history: Radar probes mass graves from Khmer Rouge era

Prey Veng (Cambodia) (AFP) - A man walks gingerly over a small field in rural Cambodia, pushing a lawnmower-like contraption that deploys ground-penetrating radar to unearth clues of mass graves.

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One year on, Syrians in Raqqa exhume their dead for reburial

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - Sajed Salameh has spent days waiting at a mass grave in the Syrian city of Raqqa, hoping the bodies of his wife and three children will soon be found so he can give them a proper burial.

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Nearly 2,000 killed in Sulawesi earthquake

PALU: The confirmed death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island neared 2,000, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for and officials said search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week.

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Missing toll soars to 5,000 in Palu

PALU: The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

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Weary soldiers fight on to help search for the dead

PALU: Wearing masks to ward off the stench of death, Indonesian soldiers trudge over mountains of mud and concrete, moving slowly as they poke and prod the wreckage.

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Situation getting worse in Sulawesi

PALU: Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu.