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YANGON, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- All displaced people taking shelter at 31 camps in Sittway, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state, have returned home as the situation in the state returned to normalcy, the official Global New Light of Myanmar quoted Rakhine state government sources as saying on Tuesday.


MANILA, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- The Philippine government on Monday reaffirmed commitment to take a lead role in the negotiations on a United Nations agreement that seeks to provide better treatment and protection for migrant workers, Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.


NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- A Singapore Airlines flight averted landing at the wrong airport in Mumbai on Monday, according to Indian media reports.


SANAA, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- A senior Houthi official confirmed on Monday that former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, his nephew, relatives and the general secretary of Saleh's party were killed, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


UNITED NATIONS, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- The recent upsurge in fighting in Yemen -- including reports of some 100 people killed and hundreds wounded -- are "deeply disturbing", China's Xinhua news agency reported the United Nations chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric as saying on Monday.


DAMASCUS, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Israel launched a missile attack against a Syrian military base in the countryside of the capital Damascus on Monday night, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the state news agency SANA.


KUNMING, Dec 4 (Bernama) -- Chinese low-cost carrier Lucky Air, a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines, is scheduled to launch direct flights linking Lijiang, in southwest China's Yunnan Province, with Kuala Lumpur in mid December, China's Xinhua news agency reported.