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Pakistan PM loses vital partner  The second-largest party in Pakistan's ruling coalition quit the government over fuel price increases and other complaints 80 dead in religious attacks  Lahore: Attacks with bombs and firearms, targeting houses of worship for Ahmadi, a persecuted religious minority, killed at least 80 people U.S.-Russia arms treaty to face GOP. U.S. Senate 2 Sikhs beheaded in Pakistan's northwest. Tribal Areas Protests over language law. Slovakia Change in the air as Iraq votes
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B. 2017-09-04 Myanmar conflict: Aung San Suu Kyi 'must step in' Myanmar
2. 2017-08-27 Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border Rakhine, Myanmar
2017-05-08 Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy Jakarta
E. 2017-04-05 Aung San Suu Kyi: No ethnic cleansing of Muslim minority Rakhine, Myanmar
F. 2017-03-09 'Crimes against humanity' in Myanmar - UN rapporteur Myanmar
G. 2016-12-18 Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of 'crimes against humanity' Myanmar
H. 2016-01-30 Screen Actors Guild awards: 'Diversity reigns' in ceremony Los Angeles
I. 2016-01-24 Academy diversity pledges welcomed by Hollywood Southern California
9. 2015-11-28 IS blamed for mass Yazidi grave found near Sinjar, Iraq Sinjar, Northern Iraq

  Aung San Suu Kyi: No ethnic cleansing of Muslim minority Map of Rakhine Myanmar   Myanmar: Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, despite widespread reports of abuses 'Crimes against humanity' in Myanmar - UN rapporteur  A top UN official says 'crimes against humanity' are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of 'crimes against humanity'  Amnesty International says the actions of military may constitute 'crimes against humanity' after allegations against the Rohingya Muslim mi... Screen Actors Guild awards: 'Diversity reigns' in ceremony  Los Angeles: The journalism drama Spotlight took home the main prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, but the success of minority actors drew most atte...   Academy diversity pledges welcomed by Hollywood  Southern California: Pledges made to double the number of female and minority members of the organisation behind the Oscars have been welcomed by Hollywood figur...   IS blamed for mass Yazidi grave found near Sinjar, Iraq   Northern Iraq: A booby-trapped mass grave containing the bodies of at least 110 people from the minority Yazidi sect has been found in northern Iraq Macedonia protest: Albanians march in Skopje   About 2,000 people have marched in Macedonia's capital, Skopje, demanding equal rights for the Albanian minority   Kurds take key town from ISIS Map of Sinjar Iraq  Northern Iraq: Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control of Sinjar, the town that militants stormed in summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains US court quashes voting law clause. U.S. Supreme Court White births now minority in US. USA Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead' Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Myanmar conflict: Aung San Suu Kyi 'must step in'   The UN's special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has criticised the country's de facto leaderfor failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim... Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border    Myanmar: Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh but Bangladeshi border guards are turning them back Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy

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  An Indonesian court has sentenced Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama the minority Christian governorto 2 years in prison for blaspheming the Quran

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  Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad.    He was travelling to work when through his vehicle was sprayed w...


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  Iraq is to elect new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in 4 years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength.    4,000 women run for office. Voting ended peacefully, and the mood...
Jan.22 Lawmakers probe refugee abuse. Thailand

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Dec.4   Canada halts parliament amid row
  Prime Minister Harper has won a bid to suspend parliament, blocking an opposition attempt to topple his minority government Dec.3   PM vows to stop opposition  Canada: Stephen Harper has said he will use 'every legal means' to block plans by the opposition to topple his minority government Aug.13 US whites 'to be minority sooner'
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Aug.14 Up to 500 people die in bomb attacks
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  Mosul: The blasts targeted a Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidi sect, near Mosul. At least 4 blasts hit areas which house the community
 Tensions between the Yazidi and local Muslims have grown since a Yazidi girl was stoned by her community in April for converting to Islam. The string of suicide truck bombings that killed and wounded hundreds in villages looked like the work of al Qaeda in Iraq

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May.31   Government collapses
   Lithuania: Prime Minister Brazauskas' coalition government were stepping down after Labor withdrew from the minority coalition

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Feb.17   Al-Jaafari says he would accept PM job   Iraq: The top contender said he would make a strong effort to bring the alienated Sunni minority

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Jun.28   PM in minority poll win
  Canada: Paul Martin and his scandal-battered Liberal Party bested their Conservative opposition in federal election

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Jun.23   Mixed ruling on affirmative action  U.S. Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has struck down Michigan university admissions process which favoured ethnic minority candidates Jun.5   Congolese remember violent executions  residents of Bunia were terrorized and slaughtered, first by Lendu fighters and then by Hema minority

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Nov.7 Gephardt won't seek new leadership term
. Washington May.11   Minority rights plan proposed
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Sep.6 Parliament backs peace plan   Macedonia: 91 to 19 vote approved reforms to upgrade the status of the ethnic Albanian minority Apr.2   Talks over Macedonia conflict
  President B. Trajkovski has launched talks with ethnic Albanian minority to quell insurgency along the border with Kosovo

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Apr. 24, 1915   Armenian Genocide
  The Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland

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