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Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait in a rice field to be let through after after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh, in October  2017. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters/File

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called “et(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau answers questions from the media in Montreal on Wednesday. Photograph:  Christinne Muschi/Reuters

A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy minister said on Thursday, reassuring cus(...)

Rohingya Muslims behind barbed wire in the Taung Pyo border area where they are stranded between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

We waded through floodwaters, past soldiers hefting rifles, and climbed into a prefabricated hut. Inside, a row of men sat huddled against the wall as(...)

More than $120 billion in market value was wiped off the company’s shares, the most in its history as a public company, marking the largest ever loss of valuation in one day for a US traded company. Photograph: Getty Images

Shares in social media behemoth Facebook opened more than 18 per cent lower after the company issued disappointing results after the closing bell on W(...)

Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority members  walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh last September. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

Myanmar’s military systematically planned a genocidal campaign to rid the country of Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released on Thursday by t(...)

Thai cave rescue: the final four Thai navy Seals after bringing the last of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach to safety.  Photograph: Royal Thai Navy/AFP/Getty

It began as a misadventure by 12 boys and their soccer coach in a flood-prone cave in northern Thailand and soon seemed destined to end in tragedy. It(...)

Adul Sam-on (right)    inside the Tham Luang cave. He can speak English, Chinese, Burmese, Thai and Wa. The latter is the language of the ethnic minority to which he belongs. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Empathy and compassion are some of the most powerful motivators. They were on display in abundance during the nerve-wracking rescue of the soccer team(...)

In this image taken from video, released by the Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, three of the 12 boys rescued from the cave near Chiang Rai recover in their hospital beds in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. Photograph: Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau via AP

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospi(...)

Onlookers cheer as ambulances transport the 10th rescued schoolboy in Thailand. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission(...)

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone outside a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on Monday. Photograph:  Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into(...)

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