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NEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- A juvenile court in India has sentenced a boy to three years in a remand facility after holding him guilty of conspiracy in two serial bomb blasts in eastern state of Bihar four years back, Xinhua news agency reported.


LOME, Oct 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-AFRICANEWS) -- The Togolese government says opposition gatherings and protests can now only be held on weekends. The measure according to the interior minister was to avoid violence and mischief.


MEXICO CITY, Oct 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- A riot at the Cadereyta state prison near Monterrey, Mexico quelled by security forces has left at least 13 inmates dead.

State security spokesman Aldo Fasci said eight people remain in critical condition, adding that the death toll resulting from the riot could still rise.


BANGKOK, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- As the "Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018" set to be officially launched in mid-November, the government expects the new tourism campaign to considerably boost domestic tourism revenues from the world's third top rank currently, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.


DA NANG, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The APEC Film Week 2017 began in Vietnam's central coastal city of Da Nang on Thursday, highlighting the various cultures and peoples of APEC members, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


HANOI, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain over the past four days in Vietnam's northern and central regions have left 37 dead and 40 others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.


By Manik Mehta

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The latest United Nations human rights report suggests that brutal, well-organized, coordinated and systematic attacks were carried out against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority aimed at not just forcing them to flee but also preventing their return to Myanmar.