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Uighur inmates dig their way out of Thai jail


Suspected Uighurs are transported to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand; Detained Uighurs in Thailand say they left to escape persecution in Xinjiang. Image copyright - REUTERS

 


Some 20 ethnic Uighurs from China are on the run after escaping from a Thai detention centre, officials say.

The inmates were among a group of more than 200 Uighurs detained in 2014.

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Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Rescue teams in Iran are looking for people in collapsed buildings



A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.

Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Read more: Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Rohingya abuses: Myanmar army report clears itself of blame

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are now living in refugee camps like this one in Bangladesh



The Myanmar army has released the results of an internal investigation in which it exonerates itself of blame regarding the Rohingya crisis.

It denies killing any Rohingya people, burning their villages, raping women and girls, and stealing possessions.

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