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‘Face of evil’: Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:18 am

SANTA ANA, California: A California man who killed eight people at a hair salon in 2011 was sentenced to life without parole Friday in a courtroom packed with sobbing victims’ relatives, who shared vivid memories of their loved ones and wished the shooter a painful end in prison. Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, more »
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Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:17 am

BANGKOK: Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were started by members of the more »
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Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

News Room : September 21, 2017 1:38 pm

RAMU, Bangladesh: As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their Muslim neighbors. Many Bangladeshis are angry over the treatment in Buddhist-majority Myanmar of the Rohingya, a persecuted stateless minority who they see as Muslim brethren. The anger is particularly acute more »
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US college football players charged in anti-Muslim beating

News Room : September 20, 2017 12:18 pm

CHICAGO: Five football players at a private US Christian college have been charged in connection with a hazing incident that allegedly included anti-Muslim taunts and left a student with injuries requiring surgeries. The football players at Wheaton College, located in a Chicago suburb, were charged with aggravated battery, unlawful restraint and mob action, the prosecutor’s more »
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Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

News Room : September 20, 2017 12:00 pm

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. Several Rohingya camps in this coastal city are flooded from three days of unrelenting rains. People in the camps were being pelted with heavy rain Wednesday while desperately packing their meagre more »
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Egypt says Sissi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

News Room : September 19, 2017 9:39 am

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said. Sissi emphasised the importance of “resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution,” the statement said. The two leaders discussed more »
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As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

News Room : September 19, 2017 9:35 am

UNITED NATIONS: International opinion hardened against Myanmar as the US, Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation’s historic transition to democracy. A year ago at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, Myanmar was being lauded for more »
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Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

News Room : September 19, 2017 9:31 am

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as “ethnic cleansing,” urging outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines and offering a pathway back to the country for some of the Rohingya more »
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Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid Rohingya crisis

News Room : September 16, 2017 8:59 am

DHAKA: Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more “provocative acts” could have “unwarranted consequences”, raising the risk of a deterioration in relations already strained by the Rohingya refugee crisis. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, fleeing a Myanmar government more »
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UNICEF: 200,000 Rohingya refugee children suffering from water-borne diseases

News Room : September 16, 2017 8:58 am

DHAKA: More than 200,000 Rohingya refugee children are suffering from diarrhea, pneumonia and other water-borne diseases, said UNICEF Bangladesh. “After such a long and challenging journey (from Myanmar), many children are sick and they need health care right away. They’re traumatized, and need protection and psychological support,” said the head of child protection at UNICEF more »
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