Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed a timeframe for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled crackdowns from the military. Myanmar has agreed to...
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China rights lawyer Yu Wensheng loses licence

China rights lawyer Yu Wensheng loses licence

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Mr Yu has been accused of opposing the Communist authorities A Chinese human rights lawyer says his licence has been revoked three months after he wrote an open letter criticising the ruling Communist Party. Yu...
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Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) – Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled an army crackdown last year in Myanmar. Related posts: Deadpool star Ed Skrein quits...
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Experts doubt Emirati claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Experts doubt Emirati claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Analysts say UAE allegations are likely retaliation for Doha's UN complaint over Emirati infringement of its airspace.
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Sisi: Egypt does not want war with Sudan and Ethiopia

Sisi: Egypt does not want war with Sudan and Ethiopia

Egyptian president says Cairo seeks good relations with both countries as tensions continue to rise in Read Sea region.
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‘England seemed so close’: refugee, 15, crushed to death by Calais lorry

‘England seemed so close’: refugee, 15, crushed to death by Calais lorry

A few hours before his death, Abdullah Dilsouz was playing cricket with other child refugees in the wasteland behind the port of Calais. Friends said he was excited to be nearing the end of a long journey from Afghanistan, and...
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Tepco to resume attempt to probe damaged reactor at Fukushima No. 1 plant

Tepco to resume attempt to probe damaged reactor at Fukushima No. 1 plant

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has said it will resume late this week a survey of the crippled No. 2 reactor using a telescopic arm, hoping to obtain images of melted nuclear fuel. In Friday’s...
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Number of flu patients rises in Japan with 1.24 million new cases reported in first week of the year

Number of flu patients rises in Japan with 1.24 million new cases reported in first week of the year

An estimated 1.24 million people, mainly in southwestern and western Japan, caught influenza in the first week of January, up from around 1.01 million the previous week, a state-run institute said Tuesday. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said...
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Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Japanese city on alert for deadly fugu blowfish

Image copyright AFPImage caption Fugu – the Russian roulette of dining? A Japanese city has broadcast emergency warnings to prevent people consuming blowfish, after potentially deadly portions were mistakenly sold. A local supermarket in Gamagori city so...
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Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son

Image copyright NSW AmbulanceImage caption The man had been trapped for 30 hours by the time he was rescued An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreckage after his father made an intuitive decision to search for...
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Donald Trump thanks Qatar for combating ‘terrorism’

Donald Trump thanks Qatar for combating ‘terrorism’

President Trump thanks Qatar's emir for countering 'terrorism and extremism in all forms' during a phone call.
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