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Myanmar's 'Muslim-free' election | Asia

Myanmar's main opposition party, led by the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, deliberately bypassed Muslim candidates ahead of the November election, a senior party member told Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit.<p>Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the source said Suu Kyi ordered an "Islamic purge" …

Australian ex-PM urges EU to drop ‘misguided altruism’ & close borders to refugees

The EU might change “forever” unless the nations unite and stop the influx of refugees, former Australian PM Tony Abbott told a crowd in London, …

Greek vacationers rescue Syrian man after 13 hours lost at sea

(CNN) — Sandra Tsiligeridu was cruising back to the Greek holiday island of Kos with family and friends last Thursday when she spotted something out of place in the sea up ahead.<p>A pair of hands appeared to be waving at her from the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea.<p>Maybe it was a diver; maybe it …

How the UK government fails and disowns traumatised child refugees

Child asylum-seekers are often disbelieved and treated as adults

Angela Merkel's Immigration Quotes Show Germany's Response To Refugees Is Wildly Different To Britain's

Despite arson attacks by far-right protesters on its refugee shelters, Germany is regarded by some as an example of how to treat people coming from …

Family of Syrian boy washed up on beach were trying to reach Canada

Three-year-old Alan Kurdi, his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother, Rehan, died in desperate attempt to flee to relatives<p>The family of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a beach in Turkey were making a final, desperate attempt to flee to relatives in Canada even though …

Aegean Sea

Red Cross: Water being used as weapon of war in Syria

Civilians in the city of Aleppo are undergoing enormous suffering because of deliberate cuts to water and electricity supplies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.<p>About two million people live in the Syrian city but many, on both sides of the frontlines, are having severe …

11-year-old rape victim refused an abortion gives birth in Paraguay

The baby was born by C-section and named Milagros, Spanish for miracles. The baby's father is awaiting trial on rape charges<p>An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend gave birth on Thursday, a doctor said.<p>The case caused an uproar in this traditionally Catholic country …

Major psychological association bans cooperation with CIA following torture scandal

The American Psychological Association made a nearly unanimous decision today to bar psychologists from participating in national security interrogations, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The decision was a response to an independent report that came out last month, detailing how top APA officials and …

Failed asylum seekers to be stripped of automatic right to financial support

Plans for thousands of families of refused asylum seekers to be stripped of their automatic right to financial support are to be detailed by Home Office ministers on Tuesday.<p>Ministers have said they want to take a more hardline approach to failed asylum seekers who have exhausted all of their …

Asylum Seekers

India: Parents use 'corrective rape' to cure their gay children

An Indian LBGT organisation has said that parents are trying to turn their gay children straight by encouraging family members to rape them.<p>The …

India rescues children from traffickers exploiting Nepal earthquake aftermath

More than 20 children rescued by Indian authorities from human traffickers targeting families who lost livelihoods in last month’s disaster<p>Authorities in India have rescued more than 20 children from a human trafficking network targeting families who lost their livelihoods in last month’s …

India

Myanmar says it's not to blame for migrant crisis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar refused to shoulder the blame for an escalating crisis involving thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims stranded at …

50 reported arrested after police were called in to put down a protest by villagers against a chemical plant in China’s Inner Mongolia<p>One person died and 50 were arrested after some 2,000 police, using rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, put down a protest by villagers against pollution …

China

Malaysia passes new detention without trial law, raising human rights fears

Malaysia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a tough anti-terrorism law meant to nip emerging signs of Islamic militancy in the bud, but which opponents denounced as a harsh blow for civil rights.<p>The Prevention of Terrorism Act allows authorities to detain terrorism suspects without charge, and the …

Rights & Freedoms