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Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction.

Expand Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September 2017. © 2017 Human Rights Watch – Newly released satellite images reveal that at least 288 villages were partially or totally destroyed by fire in northern Rakhine State in Burma ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh.

New Delhi, Oct 16 The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday. "Let us be very clear that the Rohingya issue is a major ...

- Yahoo! News - US

For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host.

Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated.

- NPR - US

12 drown as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh.

An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized on Monday in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children, police said. Survivors told local officials that up to 65 people were on board and almost half of them were children, local police official ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

EU Re-Evaluates Cooperation with Myanmar's Military over Rohingya Crisis.

The European Council on Monday suspended contact with Myanmar's military over its disproportionate' use of force against Rohingya militants. The resolution backs up earlier EU moves to restrict certain arms and equipment sales to the country's military which has been accused of carrying out ethnic cleansing against ...

- Albawaba - UK

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh for greater Indian role.

Bangladesh on Monday pitched for a greater Indian role in containing the influx of Rohingya Muslims escaping violence in Myanmar, saying the issue may not be directly affecting India now, but it may have an impact in future.

- Times Of India - IN

EU shuns Myanmar generals, confirms embargo on arms sale over Rohingya crisis.

The European Union has announced suspension of invitations to Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military commanders of the country.

- BDNews24 - BD

Five steps that can bring peace in Myanmar.

The humanitarian crisis afflicting Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya has damaged the country's political stability and shattered its image as a country moving toward democracy , but ...

- The Japan Times - JP

New wave of Rohingya wades through waist-deep water to flee Myanmar violence.

Many with children strapped to their sides or carrying elderly people on makeshift stretchers cross into Bangladesh from Myanmar

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar for Bangladesh.

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON - Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- Reuters - US

Rohingyas in Jammu and Kashmir ready to return to Myanmar if violence subsides.

With the Centre adamant on deporting Rohingya Muslims back to their homeland Myanmar, the refugees in parts of Jammu and Kashmir say they are ready to return, provided things normalize in Myanmar. BJP-led NDA Government says the Rohingya Muslims, who have fled to India because of persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

EU to scale back relations with Myanmar's military

Member states suspend invitations to top officers in response to Rohingya crackdown

- Financial Times - US

Eyewitness: the Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi's whitewash

All the signs were there when I was living in Myanmar at the rosiest moment in the transition to democracy.

- The Conversation - UK

ANC slams attacks on 'most persecuted minority'

The ANC has condemned the actions of the Myanmar military that have resulted in the displacement of 509 000 Rohingya Muslims.

- Cape Times - SA

RIL's midas touch is missing in overseas oil & gas assets

The company had assets in countries like Yemen, Peru, Oman, Myanmar, Columbia, East Timor, Kurdistan and Australia, but it exited almost all these blocks later as part of its portfolio rationalisation

- Rediff.com - IN

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON - Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- Reuters - US

Rohingya Muslim Refugees Face Difficult Conditions In Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. But Bangladesh is reluctant to host them.

- NPR - US

EU calls for immediate end to Myanmar violence

The EU said Monday that "disproportionate use of force" by Myanmar's security forces against the Rohingya minority is "not acceptable and must end immediately." Foreign ministers decided to "suspend invitations" to Myanmar's army chief and other senior officers and "review all practical defence cooperation," and said they ...

- EU Observer - EU

ANC condemns attacks, discrimination against Rohingya Muslims

ANC has condemned the actions of the Myanmar military that have resulted in the displacement of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

- IOL - ZA

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- The Daily Star - LB

Eight more Rohingyas die in Naf as refugee boat sinks

The bodies of ten Rohingyas fleeing military persecution in Myanmar were found after their boat capsized in the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar, police have said. About 33 others are still missing.

- BDNews24 - BD

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- BDNews24 - BD

China, India can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese daily

Beijing, Oct 16 India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said. "Given the interests Beijing and New Delhi share with Myanmar, the two could cooperate in offering humanitarian aid to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes, 12 killed

An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Monday in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children, police said.

- Times Of India - IN

Beijing, India together can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese media

Beijing: India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said."Given the interests Beijing and New Delhi share with Myanmar, the two could cooperate in offering humanitarian aid to Rakhine ...

- Sify - IN

Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes, killing at least 12

An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Monday in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children, police said.

- FOX News - US

Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

They are fleeing violence in Myanmar's sectarian-plagued Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ten drown as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 10 people drowned and dozens more are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh sank on Monday, the latest victims of a half-million-strong exodus sparked by an army crackdown in Myanmar.The boat was carrying an estimated 50 people when it went down in the estuary of the Naf river that divides ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Thousands more Rohingya flee violence, hunger in Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR: Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing attacks by "Buddhist" mobs and hunger that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- BangkokPost - TH

New venture to offer limousine service in Yangon

YANGON: Singapore's largest public transport operator will team up with Japanese trading house Toyota Tsusho Corp and a Myanmar company to offer a joint limousine service in Yangon to cater to the need for premium transit opportunities.

- BangkokPost - TH

Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

The tragedy is the latest to hit Rohingya escaping what the UN has called ethnic cleansing' by Myanmar authorities.

- The Hindu - IN

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR - Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and hunger that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

- Reuters - US

Boat Carrying Rohingya Muslims Capsizes, Drowning Six Children

An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Monday in the Bay of Bengal near a Bangladeshi fishing village, killing 12 people, including six children, police said. Survivors of the capsizing told local officials that up to 65 people were on board and almost half of them were children, local police ...

- Voice of America - US

Police Change Timeline Of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Again

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has once again changed its timeline of the tragic mass shooting carried out by Stephen Paddock from a corner suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Oct. 1.

- Yahoo! News - US

Rubies, the buried treasures of Pakistani Kashmir

The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them. "We have rubies that are at least as good as the Burmese, but their mining techniques are more sophisticated", says Huma Rizvi, a dealer in precious stones. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Story Behind the Most Haunting Images of the Rohingya Exodus

Kevin Frayer's images show the human toll of the crisis in Bangladesh, where half a million Rohingya have fled attacks in Myanmar.

- Yahoo! News - US

Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens left missing on Monday after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official said. The post Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Rohingya crisis: Five dead, dozens missing as boat packed with refugees capsizes in Bangladesh's Naf river

The tragedy is the latest to hit Rohingya escaping what the UN has called "ethnic cleansing" by Myanmar authorities. The post Rohingya crisis: Five dead, dozens missing as boat packed with refugees capsizes in Bangladesh's Naf river appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Eight more Rohingyas die in Naf as refugee boat sinks

The bodies of eight Rohingyas fleeing military persecution in Myanmar were found after their boat capsized in the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar, police have said.

- BDNews24 - BD

Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh, 5 dead

Dhaka, Oct 16 A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people aboard capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's border with Myanmar on Monday, a police official said.Dozens of people were reported missing, Xinhua news agency reported.The UN has raised the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to 537,000. The crisis ...

- Sify - IN

5 dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official said.

- Zee News - IN

Hasm claims embassy bombing in Cairo, may be looking to expand

The Hasm movement in Egypt has been behind attacks against figures close to the regime, but since it said it perpetrated the Myanmar Embassy attack in Cairo, authorities are looking at the group's potential to grow.

- Al-Monitor - EG

UN raises number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to 537,000

Dhaka, Oct 16 The United Nations has raised the number of newly arrived Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar to 537,000.This is an increase of about 1,000 since the last UN report.The report by the Inter Sector Coordination Group of the UN includes data up to October 14 and said the UN had been able ...

- Sify - IN

Reliance exits from overseas oil, gas blocks

Reliance Industries has exited the last of its overseas oil and gas assets after it relinquished two blocks in Myanmar."Relinquishment of Myanmar Block M17 and M18 on completion of study / others technical evaluation assessment period," RIL said in an investor presentation post announcing its second quarter earnings.With ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Wild elephants attack Rohingya refugee camp, killing four in Bangladesh

'I fled Myanmar to avoid attacks by the military. But the elephants have killed my wife and children.... I have lost everything'

- National Post - CA

Rohingya refugees include 14,000 lone children, Bangladesh says

Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said on Sunday. The UN says 536,000 mainly Rohingya refugees have arrived from Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state since August 25 ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

27-year-old woman shot in the Las Vegas massacre woke up from her coma

Mary Watson Moreland/GoFundMe Tina Frost, a 27-year-old certified public accountant who was shot in the head when a gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, has woken up from her coma. Frost was attending the Route 91 Harvest festival with her boyfriend and friends earlier this month when 64-year-old Stephen ...

- Business Insider - US

News24.com | 14 000 Rohingya children without parents

Nearly 14 000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

- News24.com - ZA

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said on Sunday.

- Zee News - IN

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

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