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  1. Malaysia Begins Search and Rescue Efforts

    They’re heading to sea. That’s the message from Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose country is launching active missions to help thousands of migrants drifting in the Andaman Sea. This reverses an earlier decision to help only those who reached shore, and caps weeks of towing beleaguered migrant boats — most filled with Rohingya Muslims — out of Malaysian waters. Razak and Indonesian leaders have agreed to shelter the needy if the international community helps with resettlement, drawing offers of assistance from America, the Philippines and Gambia.

    BBC, DW

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