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$56m compensation awarded to Manus Island detainees

Money to benefit over 1,300 refugees who were detained and mistreated on Papua New Guinea's Manus prison island.

Manus Island processing facility

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Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border: reports

Minister denies reports of landmine laying, whose purpose may be to prevent return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

Rohingya have fled

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UN chief calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya violence

Antonio Guterres steps up pressure on authorities, warning of ethnic cleansing against Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Antonio Guterres

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Cambodia politician Kem Sokha charged with treason

Kem Sokha, arrested on Sunday and charged with 'colluding with foreigners', could face up to 30 years in prison.

Kem Sokha

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North Korea: 'More gift packages' coming for the US

Pyongyang's UN ambassador says its biggest nuclear weapons test yet was a 'gift' addressed to the United States.

North Korea's ambassador to the UN Han Tae-song

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Putin opposes military action against North Korea

Russian president criticises US diplomacy in the crisis, cautioning that tougher sanctions would be counterproductive.

President Vladimir Putin

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Persecution of all Muslims in Myanmar 'on the rise'

Group says Muslims of all ethnicities are refused ID cards, while access to places of worship is blocked in some places.

Rohingya Muslims

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Myanmar faces international condemnation over Rohingya

A chorus of international criticism aimed at Myanmar is growing over the violence against Rohingya Muslims.

rohingya-exodus

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US calls for UN vote on fresh North Korea sanctions

US says 'patience running out' as China and Russia urge peaceful dialogue with Pyongyang at UN emergency meeting.

Nikki Haley

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Nearly 90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 10 days

UN says 87,000 members of persecuted Muslim community have crossed into Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25.

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