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Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Protesters in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as "runaway refugees".
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.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrive for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Bernat Armangue / POOL / AFP)

Mike Pence takes Aung San Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was "without excuse", US Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a summit sideline on Wednesday.
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Leicester City footballers pay last respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok

Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.
Leicester City players wore T-shirts commemorating the club's owner before yesterday's match

Wilfred Ndidi, other Leicester City players arrive Bangkok for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral

Dozens of players, executives and managers from Leicester City have arrived at a Thai temple to pay respects to club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash last week.
The funeral of the owner of Leicester City who died in a helicopter crash outside the club's stadium has begun in his native Thailand.

Funeral of Leicester City’s Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha gets under way in Bangkok

The funeral of the owner of Leicester City who died in a helicopter crash outside the club's stadium has begun in his native Thailand.
The funeral for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will last seven days in Bangkok

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s body arrives in Bangkok for funeral

The body of late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has arrived in at the Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, where his funeral will begin on Saturday.
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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha funeral starts on Saturday in Bangkok

The funeral for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will start on Saturday in Bangkok, the Thai company belonging to the late Leicester chairman has announced.

Bangladesh, Myanmar to start returning Rohingya in November

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to start returning Rohingya refugees in November, less than a week after UN investigators warned that a genocide against the Muslim minority was still ongoing.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad answers a question following a speech at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. - Mahathir's visit to Thailand is the first for the statesman since he swept to a surprise victory in the country's national poll in May. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mahathir Mohamad: ‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as "western" values.
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Australia slaps sanctions on Myanmar military top brass

Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un invites Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit, saying he would be “ardently welcomed”, South Korea’s presidency said on Tuesday, adding it would pass on Pyongyang’s message to the Vatican.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a meeting with Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace at the sideline of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi. Canada's parliament voted unanimously on September 27, 2018 to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Ottawa had given the long-detained democracy advocate and Nobel laureate the rare honor in 2007.But her international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority, which Ottawa last week declared a genocide. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Facebook to build $1 billion data centre in Singapore

Facebook on Thursday said it will invest over $1 billion to build a data centre in Singapore, its first in Asia, powered by renewable energy and adapted to the city-state’s tropical climate.

Buddhist monk sexually abuses 15 boys

Indian police have arrested a senior Buddhist monk accused of sexually abusing 15 boys at a meditation centre he ran in a holy city, officials said Saturday.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

Monk removed as head of Chinese temple amid sex probe

The former head of China’s government-run Buddhist association has been removed as abbot of a Beijing temple following a sexual assault investigation, officials said.

UN urges Facebook to ‘proactively’ fight hate speech

The UN human rights chief urged Facebook Wednesday to more proactively address hate speech but warned against excessive regulation, after US President Donald Trump accused tech giants’ platforms of bias against him.

UN accuses Myanmar generals of ‘genocidal intent’ against Rohingya

UN investigators on Monday accused Myanmar’s military of mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”.

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