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Burma will only take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees

ONLY 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees have been verified by Burma (Myanmar) for possible repatriation from Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday, starting a repatriation process that has been criticised by rights...

Indonesian province of Aceh may introduce beheading

THE conservative Indonesian province of Aceh is considering introducing beheading as punishment for murder under its Shariah law system, a top Islamic official has said.