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  • What is India’s caste system?2

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    • November 18, 2017

    India’s caste system is among the world’s oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities. The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based on their karma (work) and dharma (the Hindi word for religion, but here it means duty) is generally accepted to be more than 3,000 years old. How

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  • Remembering the last Mughal emperor0

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    • November 10, 2017

    By Anbarasan Ethirajan BBC News, Yangon, 8 November 2017 Image copyright PICTURE COURTESY – THE BRITISH LIBRARY.Image captionOne of the only known photographs of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, taken after his trial in 1858 For more than a century the last Mughal emperor was almost forgotten – but a chance finding of his grave helped resurrect the

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  • Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says0

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    • September 13, 2017

    Image copyright EPA Image caption The number of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh has tripled since a week ago Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants

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  • Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar0

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    • September 11, 2017

    11 September 2017 From the section Asia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41224108 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related Topics Asia migrant crisis Media playback is unsupported on your device Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to

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  • Myanmar conflict: Fake photos inflame tension0

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    • September 3, 2017

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent  Image copyright Bettmann/Getty Image caption This photo is from Bangladesh in 1971 but is being shared on social media to describe Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists A recent surge in violence in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has been accompanied by a slew of misleading

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