Thailand will hold a much-delayed general election on February 24, 2019, nearly five years after a military junta took power in a coup and imposed a ban on political activity.
Social media mogul Jack Dorsey gives new meaning to the phrase 'tone deaf' by going to Myanmar and not even mentioning the Rohingya.
The announcement came after the junta lifted a four-year ban on political activity.
The construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in Indonesia’s Papua province, marking the region’s deadliest bout of violence in years.
UN refugee agency spokeswoman says many of the Rohingya sold or lost all their possessions, including their shelters, to pay the extortionate fees to traffickers, but they were stopped at sea and returned.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s desire to create a death squad drew criticism from the country's left, saying his plans could trigger a situation similar to the anti-drugs campaign killings.
Indonesian authorities have said an automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down and the Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control.
Mobile phone access across the country has brought young boys and girls closer to each other, and due to social pressures the underage dating quickly translates into teenage marriage and pregnancy.
Followers have been showering monks – who are deeply respected in the kingdom – with foods loaded with sugar, fat and oil, prodding along a brewing health crisis.
Renae Lawrence will be deported and banned from Indonesia for life, said chief of Bali's Justice Office. Lawrence was the only woman among nine Australians who were arrested in 2005 for smuggling 8.3 kg of heroin from Australia to Bali.
The cause of death was not known, but park officials found plastic bottles, bags, sandals, and a sack with more than 1,000 pieces of string in the whale's stomach.
The forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a violation of international law. The repatriation has been halted, for now, and it gives the international community a chance to formulate a new solution.
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