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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Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US has resumed the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions subject to the fiscal 2018 cap, five months after it was suspended to check the rush of work visas popular among Indian techies. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed the premium processing on Monday. The suspension has, […]

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Baghdad, Sep 19 :A double suicide bombing inside a restaurant near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday left three people dead and 34 injured, officials said. The assailants detonated belts laden with explosives inside the restaurant located some 15 km to the north of Tikrit, the regional capital of the restive Saladin Governorate, Efe […]

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Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 19 (IANS) Breaking her silence over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government “condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence” in the country and does not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state. The de facto […]

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $175,000 to provide lifesaving healthcare to the “vulnerable population” in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, a statement said on Tuesday. Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) did not specifically mention the Rohingya refugees, over 410,000 of them have arrived in Cox’s […]

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