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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Washington, Sep 19 The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards unit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid strained ties between the two countries, authorities said. Monday’s move would block a deal by New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer to sell $1.2 million worth of arms to the unit behind the May 16 assault […]

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Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for a volcano in Bali following increased activity, a senior official said here on Tuesday. The official from the National Volcanology Agency said the alert level of Gunung Agung volcano located in Karang Asem district was raised to the second highest level on Monday night. “We raised the […]

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Officials say a collision between a city bus and a tour bus at a Queens intersection has left one person dead and seven others severely injured. The Fire Department of New York says 10 other people have also received medical treatment following the collision at about 6:15 am today at an intersection in the Flushing […]

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Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. Around 3,000 more people had arrived since Sunday, and Monday saw a smaller number of boats carrying Rohingyas travelling to Bangladesh […]

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London, Sep 18 (IANS) The British police on Monday named one of the two suspects arrested in connection with the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 30 people injured. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Syrian refugee Yahyah Farroukh. His arrest took place at midnight Saturday outside a fried chicken shop in […]

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New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the United States potential withdrawal from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran would constitute a clear non-performance of contractual obligations by Washington. Speaking at a meeting of Iranian expatriates in New York, where he is to attend the 72nd session of the UN […]

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Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) The Afghan government has launched a plan to expand the cultivation of saffron next year, in the latest move to boost the domestic economy in the militancy-hit country, authorities said on Monday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock will take measures to expand saffron cultivated areas to 3,000 hectares across […]

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