Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) Thousands of rescuers raced against time to find survivors on Wednesday after a 7.1-magnitude quake struck Mexico, killing at least 217 people, leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings and forcing people to flood the streets for a second time in two weeks. As President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a national […]

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United Nations, Sep 20 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has complained to the United States about the greater role President Donald Trump wants for India in Afghanistan, according to media reports. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that in a meeting here on Tuesday with Vice President Mike Pence, Abbassi expressed concern over […]

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Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 20 Myanmar will resettle refugees displaced at home and abroad due to conflicts in the country’s northern Rakhine state, said Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Win Myat Aye on Wednesday. The local people in the affected areas by the recent attack on August 25 were being provided with […]

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Washington, Sep 20 : Saudi King Salman has allocated $15 million (Dh 55 million) aid for Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar and taking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. “A specialised team from the centre will be heading to Bangladesh to assess the condition of Rohingya refugees there and find out their urgent needs and provide […]

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Dhaka, Sep 20 : At least six people were killed on Wednesday in a fire that broke out in a textile factory near the Bangladeshi capital. More than 300 workers were present in the factory at the time of the incident. “We found six bodies in two floors of the factory (…) We don’t have […]

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Dhaka/New York, Sep 20 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in her country and also called for an end to “propaganda” that labelled the ethnic group as “Bengalis”. “We have told Myanmar that they will have to take back their citizens. Provide […]

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Bangkok, Sep 20 : A Thai humanitarian team on behalf of the national Islamic committee is due to travel to Cox’s Bazar in southeast Bangladesh next week to provide assistance to Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Aree Arif, a coordinator with the Sheikul Islam Office’s Council for Humanitarian Networking told Efe news on Wednesday […]

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Tokyo, Sep 20 :Japan on Wednesday welcomed US President Donald Trump speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in which he vowed to destroy North Korea if the US was compelled to defend itself. Referring to Trump’s maiden speech at the UNGA on Tuesday, government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga said Japan greatly appreciates the US […]

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United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday trumpeted his own achievements and pledged to “totally destroy” North Korea after calling its regime a “band of criminals”. Amid escalating crisis in the Korean peninsula, a combative Trump referred to “rogue nations” as “the […]

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