UN special advisers call for stopping atrocities in Rakhine state

UN special advisers call for stopping atrocities in Rakhine state

DHAKA - The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng and the Special Adviser of the Responsibility to Protect, Ivan Simonovic, called on Myanmar government to take immediate action to stop and address the commission of atrocity crimes that are reportedly taking place in northern Rakhine state.

The UN special advisers have been following the situation in northern Rakhine state for several years and have warned that there was a risk that atrocity crimes could be com...

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California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

SANTA ROSA, United States - The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history.

The fires, which began on Sunday, have swept through California's wine country, leaving thousands of people homeless and burning over 190,000 acres (76,000 hectares) of land.

Gusty winds on Thursday were hampering the efforts of the 8,000 firefighters battling 20 blazes, and weath...

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No rice shortage in country: Tofail

No rice shortage in country: Tofail

Dhaka : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesteray said there is necessary stock of rice and its supply in the market is sufficient.

"Country has no rice shortage, but the government is trying to make up the damage caused by flood in haor and other areas in the country through importing rice," the minister told media at his ministry office.

Imported rice is being brought to the country every day from India and other countries, but a vested quarter is spreading propaganda "circulating a fake letter wi...

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Demoralising Khaleda not possible: BNP

Demoralising Khaleda not possible: BNP

Staff Reporter
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said it will not be possible to demoralise their chairperson Khaleda Zia by issuing warrants for her arrest in the cases filed against her.
"Our leader Khaleda Zia is returning tomorrow (Wednesday) belying your false campaign and falsehood. She's coming back to her people. You had thought you would be able to deject her through the warrants for her arrest as you're living in a fool's paradise," he said.!@#!@...

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UN chief to Myanmar: end military ops, open humanitarian access

UN chief to Myanmar: end military ops, open humanitarian access

International Desk : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres decried the humanitarian "nightmare" faced by Myanmar's Rohingya on Thursday and demanded that the government end military operations and open humanitarian access to its conflict-wracked western region.

"The situation has spiraled into the world's fastest developing refugee emergency, a humanitarian and human rights nightmare," Guterres said in a speech to the UN Security Council.

More than 500,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals have...

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Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to WC

Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to WC

Quito, Oct - Lionel Messi's three goals lifted Argentina into the World Cup on the last day of South American qualifying, keeping the Albiceleste from missing out for the first time since 1970.
The two-time champions - and losing finalists three years ago in Brazil - rode Messi's hat trick in the thin air of the Andes to defeat Ecuador 3-1, after the home side took a 1-0 lead in the first minute.
The top four teams in South America get automatic berths to Russia. Brazil has 41 points a...

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