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Crisis looms as nearly 125,000 refugees flood into Bangladesh

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International Desk : Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps.

The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state.

Their arrival has raised fears of a fresh humanitarian disaster as already crowded camps in Bangladesh — home to around 400,000...
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Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi ‘must step in’

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International Desk : The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has criticised the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Yanghee Lee said the situation in Rakhine was “really grave” and it was time for Ms Suu Kyi to...
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Nearly 90,000 Rohingya escape Myanmar violence as humanitarian crisis looms

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International Desk : Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.

The violence in Myanmar was...
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Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-PM Bhutto’s murder trial

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International Desk : Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday declared a proclaimed offender by a special anti-terrorism court which sentenced two senior police officers to 17 years in jail in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, nearly 10 years after her...
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Death toll from mosque attack in Kabul reaches 28

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Kabul, Aug 26 (AP)- The number of people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers rose to at least 28 - up from 20 - including women and children, the chief of Kabul's hospitals said Saturday. Meanwhile, hundreds took part in the burial of two dozen...
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