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Correction: Myanmar-ASEAN story

Aug. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — In a story July 30 about Malaysia's position on Myanmar's responsibility for Rohingya refugees, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to which Malaysia belongs, has agreed to take Myanmar to the International Court of Justice for rights...

Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation

Aug. 16, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar and Bangladesh will soon make a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom fled a security crackdown in Myanmar almost two years ago, officials from the two countries and the United Nations said Friday. Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay, speaking in...

Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Aug. 15, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The federal Public Safety Department said Thursday that the migrants recounted a long, complicated trip in a...

UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries

Aug. 12, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country....

North Macedonia police find 22 migrants packed into SUV

Aug. 11, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say border patrol officers found 22 migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh packed into an SUV and arrested the driver. A media statement issued Sunday said the officers made the discovery on Saturday afternoon in southern North Macedonia, near the...

Conjoined Bangladeshi twins separated by Hungarian doctors

Aug. 2, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors. The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in Dhaka,...

Australia launches $55M anti-trafficking effort for ASEAN

Aug. 1, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Australia on Thursday launched a new 80 million Australian dollars ($55 million) program to help Southeast Asian nations combat human trafficking. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the 10-year program was an extension of Canberra's assistance to the region to tackle the menace in...

Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak

Jul. 31, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country's already overwhelmed medical system. The mosquito-borne viral infection has spread across the country, with 61 out of 64 districts reporting...

Myanmar holds repatriation talks with Rohingya refugees

Jul. 28, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Myanmar government delegation has met with representatives of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh to discuss creating conditions for their safe repatriation, officials said Sunday. Myanmar's permanent foreign secretary, U Myint Thu, led a 10-member...

Ex-sailor sentenced to 5 months in prison for fraud

Jul. 23, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former sailor has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing nearly $140,000 from the federal government by falsely claiming her husband lived in New York. Camesha Walters was a petty officer third class living in Norfolk. Her husband was a foreign national living in...