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Bangkok wants asylum seekers to leave

B>BANGKOK: /B>Thailand said yesterday 10 people who took refuge in the Japanese embassy would have to leave the country because domestic intelligence sources found they were North Koreans who had entered illegally.

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Suspected N. Koreans take refuge in Bangkok embassy

B>BANGKOK:/BTen suspected North Korean asylum seekers, including two children under 10, were taking refuge in the Japanese embassy here yesterday, embassy officials said.

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2.2 million refugees return to Afghanistan

More than 2.2 million Afghan refugees have returned home from Pakistan and Iran with UN assistance since March last year, a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency UNHCR said yesterday.

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Asylum seeker sets himself ablaze

An asylum seeker died nine hours after he set himself ablaze in front of stunned onlookers outside a United Nations refugee agency here yesterday.

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Mandatory death for rapists

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, announced a Cabinet proposal that rapists who cause the death of their victims will be automatically regarded as murderers and face the mandatory death sentence.

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UNHCR to help out Montagnards

The UN refugee agency said yesterday that its officials were departing for Cambodia's remote border with Vietnam to help Montagnards who fled the April unrest in the neighbouring country.

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One millionth Bosnian returns

The United Nations refugee agency announced on Tuesday the symbolic return of the millionth refugee to Bosnia.

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Refugees reject offer to settle in US

Three quarters of Vietnamese refugees who recently fled persecution in their homeland and were offered residency in the United States in November rejected the proposal, the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

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Military aid deadline scrapped

More bodies were pulled from the rubble in Indonesia yesterday, pushing the tsunami death toll up by almost 5,000 as aid workers continued to find terrified survivors and Jakarta retreated on a deadline for the withdrawal of foreign military missions.