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Exclusive: Afghan lawmakers say 45 migrants drowned after Iranian guards forced them into river

KABUL/HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Iranian border guards killed 45 Afghan migrant workers trying to cross into Iran this month by forcing them into a raging mountain torrent at gunpoint, according to two Afghan lawmakers investigating the deaths.

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Afghanistan probes report Iranian border guards forced migrants into river, many drowned

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan officials on Sunday launched a hunt to retrieve bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian border guards tortured and threw Afghans into the river to prevent their entry into Iran.

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Malaysia leaps in press freedom ranking

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is now ranked 101st globally in the latest 2020 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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Central Asia tightens restrictions as coronavirus spreads

ALMATY (Reuters) - Authorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have announced fresh restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in Central Asia snowballed.