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Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

BANGLADESH on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country’s southeast, an official said.

Kashmir trims its big fat weddings after Indian lockdown

AFTER a year-long countdown, Arshi Nisar’s wedding plans are in tatters, with the Kashmiri bride-to-be fearing for her guests’ safety as an Indian security and communications clampdown on the Himalayan...

Hong Kong protesters target trains, urge general strike

HONG KONG pro-democracy protesters threw morning rush hour train travel into chaos on Monday, kicking off another day of potential turmoil after a weekend featuring some of the worst violence...

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ risks Paris climate goals: analysis

CARBON-HEAVY development in countries part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis on the gargantuan global infrastructure project released...