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The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
India

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out “foreign infiltrators”, in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide.
A damaged water tank after Cyclone Fani hit Puri in the eastern state of Odisha [Reuters]

At least nine dead as monster Cyclone Fani enters Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit the Indian subcontinent in years, has barrelled into Bangladesh after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India.
WhatsApp is launching a new fact-checking service in India ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

WhatsApp launches fact-checking service ahead of India elections

Reuters reports that WhatsApp’s fact-checking service, which launched on Tuesday, may be experiencing some initial problems. A message reported by the outlet was still awaiting classification two hours later.
Journalists of the Daily Jugantor and Jamuna TV have come under attack by group of youths in Dhaka’s Nawabganj.

Bangladesh TV station shut, seven journalists assaulted on election day

A leading Bangladesh news channel was taken off the air and seven journalists were assaulted as the country voted for a new government Sunday amid allegations of a media crackdown.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.
Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh detains university lecturer over facebook Comments on prime minister

A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Mahmudur Rahman

Pro-opposition former editor assaulted in Bangladesh

A prominent former editor and critic of Bangladesh's government was assaulted on Sunday by ruling party student activists after a court hearing, police and witnesses said.

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.

Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugees

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated the first five of nearly 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh after a brutal military crackdown was launched in August, dubbed ethnic cleansing by the UN.

Petrol bomb thrown at Aung San Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa

A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack on a national figurehead who enjoys strong domestic support but has drawn global outcry over her reticence to speak up for the Rohingya.

Rohingya rebels ambush Myanmar soldiers

Rohingya rebels attacked an army truck in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state and wounded five soldiers, state media said.

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.

Pope urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis

Pope Francis called Thursday for "decisive" international action on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Pope preaches peace, reconciliation in mass to 150,000 in Myanmar

Pope Francis called for peace and reconciliation as he delivered Mass to around 150,000 Catholics in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon on Wednesday, as part of his first papal trip to the country.

Pope Francis to meet leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Pope Francis will hold talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday.

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of Rohingya ‘apartheid’

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are routinely denied citizenship, healthcare, education, and freedom of movement, Amnesty International said in a report released on Tuesday, accusing the government of practising apartheid.

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women

Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, an UN special envoy said Sunday.

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Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

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Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.