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Just How Rare Is That Giant Python Captured in the Everglades?.

Hunters caught a record-breaking 17-foot-long Burmese python in the Everglades on Dec. 1, but experts say there are likely hundreds of the massive snakes still in hiding.

- Livescience.com - US

Small fashion design business making a big impact in Cape Town.

Pinkie Luswazi, founder of Lus-pin Manufacturers, a fashion design business based in Mandalay, Cape Town, has turned her passion for design from a young age into a prosperous business despite the high risks inherent in operating in the small, medium and micro-enterprises environment in townships.

- Cape Times - SA

UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh.

A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar.

- UN - INT

Myanmar can draw on UN expertise in tackling Rohingya returns, Security Council told.

The United Nations can help Myanmar to defuse inter-communal tensions and create an environment for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees, the Organization's top political official said Tuesday, stressing that the country could also tap the UN's capacities and experience in tackling other challenges, ...

- UN - INT

Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya children from diphtheria.

Source: World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar Accelerated immunization, launched today by the Government of Bangladesh together with health partners, will cover nearly 255,000 children in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts in Cox's Bazar.SEAR/PR/1674 12 December 2017, Cox's Bazar, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Letter from U2 calls for Freedom of City awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi be withdrawn.

U2 has called on Dublin City Council to rescind the Freedom of the City it awarded to Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her response to the country’s Rohingya crisis, writes Joe Leogue.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh | Reuters.

UNITED NATIONS - A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday “heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities” by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians. Pramila Patten, special envoy of U.N. The ...

- Firstpost - IN

Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya children from diphtheria.

Source: World Health Organization Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar Accelerated immunization, launched today by the Government of Bangladesh together with health partners, will cover nearly 255,000 children in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts in Cox's Bazar.SEAR/PR/1674 12 December 2017, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh – The Government ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Bangladesh urges France to mount pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya return.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought French President Emanuel Macron’s help to ratchet up international pressure on Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya refugees.

- BDNews24 - BD

Myanmar delegation to visit Dhaka on Dec 19 to discuss Rohingya repatriation.

A Myanmar delegation of the ‘joint working group’ on Rohingya repatriation is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh next week to take the process forward of implementing the deal the countries signed last month.

- BDNews24 - BD

A tick buried in amber with a dinosaur feather shows that the blood-suckers preyed on dinosaurs.

Peñalver et al., 2017 A new study of a fossil from Burma reveals a tick grasping a dinosaur feather, providing our first evidence that ticks preyed on dinosaurs. Scientists also found a new species of tick — Deinocroton draculi, or "Dracula's terrible tick" — that fed on dinosaur blood. Unfortunately, the ...

- Business Insider - US

Food and Safety Concerns Fuel Rise in Refugee Rohingya Child Brides

Many Rohingya families who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are marrying off their daughters early to ease the financial burden of looking after them. Girls as young as 12 years old from the refugee families are being married off so that their parents have fewer children to feed at home. Since the military launched the ...

- Voice of America - US

Rohingya return deal bad for refugees, says HRW

, Dec.12 : An agreement by Bangladesh and Burma to begin returning Rohingya refugees to Burma by January 23, 2018, creates an impossible timetable for safe and voluntary returns and should be shelved, Human Rights Watch today said in a letter to both governments.International donors, who would be needed to fund the massive ...

- Sify - IN

Food Crisis, Safety Concerns Force Rise in Rohingya Child Brides

Many Rohingya families who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are marrying off their daughters early to ease the financial burden of looking after them. Girls as young as 12 years old from the refugee families are being married off so that their parents have fewer children to feed at home. Since the military launched the ...

- Voice of America - US

Grab Bike to launch in Mandalay next year

Singapore's ride–hailing mobile app, Grab, will launch its Grab Bike motorcycle taxi service across Mandalay at the start of 2018.

- BangkokPost - TH

Rohingya Under Attack

Kristen Gelineau, Todd Pitman, Maye-e Wong, Rishabh Raj Jain"All I have left are my words," the Rohingya Muslim refugee said. The AP documents systematic gang rape of Rohingya women by the Myanmar military, and reconstructs a massacre in one Rohingya village.

- Pulitzer Center - US

Myanmar's business confidence 'plummets' over uncertainty

YANGON: Business confidence among entrepreneurs in Myanmar dropped "drastically" this year due to unclear economic policy, a survey shows on Tuesday, amid growing frustration over leader Aung San Suu Kyi's management of the fledgling economy.

- BangkokPost - TH

News24.com | AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

The Associated Press finds that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical.

- News24.com - ZA

LOOK: 21 Rohingya women recount rapes the Myanmar army denies ever happened

These 21 rape survivors agreed to be identified in this story by their first initial only, out of fear the military will kill them or their families.

- IOL - ZA

Sweeping, methodical rape of Rohingya

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.

- The Daily Star - LB

Rohingya women methodically raped by Myanmar's armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Violence Against Rohingya 'May' Constitute Genocide: UK Report

A U.K. parliament report said Rohingya violence may count as genocide It said the U.K government lacked efforts to recognize the violence "he Foreign and Commonwealth Office was reluctant to commit to a definition' The Rohingya are described by the U.N. as the world's most persecuted people The violence targeting Myanmar's ...

- Albawaba - UK

Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

The testimonies bolster the UN's contention that Myanmar's armed forces are systematically employing rape as a 'calculated tool of terror' aimed at exterminating the Rohingya people

- GulfNews - AE

India proposes $1 bn credit for Asean

India has proposed $1 billion line of credit to promote sea, air and road connectivity projects with ASEAN, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said. Apart from this, India has set up a project development fund of $77 million to develop manufacturing hubs in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, he said. "The Asean India ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

Expand Members of Border Guard Bangladesh stand guard on the bank of Naf River near the Bangladesh-Burma border to prevent Rohingya refugees from border crossing near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 22, 2016. © 2016 Reuters – An agreement by Bangladesh and Burma to begin returning Rohingya refugees to Burma by January ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Lashkar-e-Taiba's charity wing FIF distributes millions in cash, blankets to Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

LeT's charitable wing has reached out to the Rohingya population in the troubled state and has reportedly distributed millions in cash. The post Lashkar-e-Taiba's charity wing FIF distributes millions in cash, blankets to Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Rohingya women detail rape by Myanmar forces

The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighboring Bangladesh.         

- USA TODAY - US

Rape used as a ‘calculated tool of terror’ against Rohingya, investigation finds

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified. She knew the military had been attacking Rohingya villages, as part of what the United Nations has called ethnic ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Myanmar military's rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

The testimonies of 29 women and girls bolster the U.N. contention that the country's armed forces are systematically employing rape as a 'calculated tool of terror'

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Myanmar military's rape of Rohingya women is sweeping and methodical

The women ranged in age from 13 to 35, came from a wide swath of villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state and described assaults between October 2016 and mid-September.

- Global News - CA

Exclusive: Myanmar to delay law that would have allowed more foreign investment

- Sify - IN

Diphtheria spreading fast among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar

Source: World Health Organization Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been diagnosed as the highly infectious respiratory disease and they could be "the tip of the iceberg", warns WHO.News release 6 DECEMBER 2017 | GENEVA - Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Army's rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical: AP

News agency investigation finds rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been systematic and widespread.

- Al Jazeera - QA

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar's armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Rape of Rohingya sweeping and methodical, investigation shows

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Rape of Rohingya 'sweeping, methodical'

UKHIA, Bangladesh: The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.

- BangkokPost - TH

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, with one of the alleged victims as young as 13.

- Washington Post - US

Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's armed forces is sweeping and methodical

Sexual assault survivors aged 13 to 35 years describe horrific experiences, even as the government dismisses their claims as fake.'

- The Hindu - IN

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset.It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

An AP investigation finds the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh — An AP investigation finds the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

UKHIA, Bangladesh — An Associated Press investigation has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical.The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who said they were raped by...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh — The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.They were interviewed separately,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AP: Rape of Rohingya Women is 'Sweeping' and 'Methodical'

The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been "sweeping" and "methodical," according to a report by the Associated Press. The news agency says a "sickening sameness" has emerged in 29 interviews with women and girls, ranging in age from 13 to 35, who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Each woman said she ...

- Voice of America - US

Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.

- Stars and Stripes - US

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

- Townhall.com - US

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.

- FOX News - US

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.

- FOX News - US

Rape of Myanmar's Rohingya 'sweeping, methodical'

UKHIA, Bangladesh: The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.

- BangkokPost - TH

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