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After Rohingya rape accusations, U.N. warns of imminent births

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - With her 16-day old son lying asleep in her lap, tears streamed down the face of a 20-year-old Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh as she accused Myanmar troops of covering her eyes and mouth and raping her, before making her watch as they killed her husband.


Seventeen deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday.


Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia chief aims to lead Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Hadi al-Amiri triumphs in Iraq's election on Saturday it would be a crowning achievement for the dissident turned Shi'ite militia leader who spent more than two decades fighting Saddam Hussein from exile in Iran.


Victims of Japan's forced sterilisations demand justice after decades of silence

TOKYO (Reuters) - One day when Saburo Kita was 14, he was taken from an institution for troubled children to see a doctor. Despite protesting that his health was fine, he was ordered to strip, lie down on a table, and was given a local anaesthetic.


Education the key to the future

JOHOR BARU: The Johor government has identified education as one of the main drives to transform the state into an economic powerhouse in the region.


‘YooCare’ vows a better future for Alor Setar folk

ALOR SETAR: At first glance, several large “YooCare” posters and billboards put up around town may be mistaken as advertisements for a healthcare company.


Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis.


Iron Lady stumps for Wan Saiful in GE14

ALOR SETAR: “Call me Kak Dah,” says Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz as she descended on Pendang to campaign for Wan Saiful Wan Jan in GE14.

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10 Cambodians die from drinking contaminated water

PHNOM PENH: The death toll from drinking contaminated water in eastern Cambodia’s Kratie province has risen to 10, as 121 others were hospitalised, Om Phy, deputy police chief of Kratie province, said.


Unicef helps to make R.AGE’s kindness campaign a huge success

KOTA KINABALU: The #Stand­Together campaign received another boost when 10,000 people ran for kindness at the Unicef Borneo Marathon.