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Bangladesh, Myanmar to Start Rohingya Return in Two Months

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, the Dhaka government announced on Thursday.

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Bangladesh, Myanmar to Start Rohingya Return in Two Months

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, the Dhaka government announced on Thursday.

"The return shall commence within two months," said Bangladesh in a statement issued after talks between its Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali and Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw.

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Scandal-Hit Pakistan Finance Minister Takes Sick Leave

Pakistan's finance minister Ishaq Dar has gone on indefinite medical leave amid an ongoing corruption scandal, piling more pressure on the beleaguered government ahead of elections due next year.

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Papua New Guinea Officials Pressure Refugees to Leave Camp

Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki said 50 police and immigration officials entered the Manus Island camp Thursday morning and "peacefully relocated" 50 asylum seekers among the 378 men to alternative accommodation in the nearby town of Lorengau.

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American Former North Korea Detainee Found Burned to Death

Detectives in San Diego are investigating the mystery death of a man who hit the headlines in 2010 when former President Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North Korea.

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Philippines' Duterte Says Police Must Return to Drug War

Philippine President Duterte Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead role in his deadly drug war, having twice demoted them in response to criticism of the crackdown.

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Ships, Aircraft Search Philippine Sea for 3 Missing in Crash

U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.

Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the Navy said. They were taken aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and were in good condition.

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Yugoslav War Crimes Court Helped End Era of Impunity

Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

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Ecuador Warns Assange over Support for Spain's Catalonia

Ecuador has told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to avoid making statements that could affect the country's international relations after he expressed support for Catalonian independence from Spain, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe's Next Leader Says Post-Mugabe Era is 'Full Democracy'

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told adoring crowds in Harare on Wednesday that they were witnessing "unfolding full democracy" as he returned to take power after Robert Mugabe stepped down after 37 years in power.

It was his first public speech since Mugabe fired him on November 6 over a succession tussle with the former first lady, a move that prompted the military's intervention to force Mugabe from power, leading to his resignation on Tuesday.

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