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Myanmar police ordered set up of Reuters journalists: Testimony

YANGON: A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that …

Asia

China Hits U.S. With Steep Tariff on Grain Imports

China lobbed another volley in the Sino-U.S. trade battles on Tuesday. The country imposed an extremely steep tariff — 176.8 percent — on sorghum, an …

China

Myanmar parliament elects Suu Kyi loyalist Win Myint as new president

Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday elected Win Myint, a loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi, as new president, while she retained her executive authority …

Asia

US Holocaust Museum strips off Suu Kyi’s award in lieu of Rohingya massacre

<b>Washington</b><b>:</b> The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said Wednesday it was stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights …

It’s a Dog’s Life at the Crufts Show: Pictures

England

Rohingya demand help as Rakhine atrocities continue

Sultana Razia, a Rohingya teacher from Chittagong, exposed such atrocities perpetrated against her Muslim minority group during a conference on …

Burma blocks entry for UK government committee after Rohingya crisis criticism

The Burmese authorities have been accused of blocking a British parliamentary fact-finding trip to the country after UK MPs were critical of their role in the Rohingya crisis.<p>The Commons International Development Committee had been due to hold a series of meetings with senior military and civilian …

Nobel peace laureates to Suu Kyi: End Rohingya genocide or face prosecution

Three Nobel peace laureates urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military on Wednesday to end the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims now or face …

Myanmar defends military build-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar troops want Rohingya to leave border region, drawing sharp response from Bangladesh which hosts most refugees.<p>Myanmar on Friday defended deployment of its troops near Bangladesh border, where thousands of Rohingya refugees have taken shelter, calling it an "anti-terrorism operation".<p>The …

An Illustrated History of the Rohingya

The UN has called the Rohingya from Myanmar the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’. How did that happen?<p>Liked the story? We’re a non-profit. <b>Make a</b> …

Asia

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

Don’t let your opinions go unheard: 10 things every introvert needs to learn to start winning at life

opinion<p><b>Being an introvert is so mind-boggling that it should probably come with an instruction manual.</b><p>But that would be too easy, wouldn’t …

Self-help

Suu Kyi doesn’t understand horror of Rohingya crisis: UK

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has sharpened criticism of Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi over the Rohingya issue, doubting if she …

Myanmar still not allowing Rohingya to return: UN refugee chief

UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months …

U.S. calls on UN to hold Myanmar accountable for 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as "preposterous" as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi "to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her …

Cristiano Ronaldo posts photos with Rohingya refugees, urges people to help

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has requested people to come forward and donate to ensure that more than 640,000 Rohingya children and …

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

LONDON (AP) — DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday.<p>Scientists from Britain's Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of "Cheddar Man," who was found in …

Anthropology

Myanmar denies UN Security Council permission to visit amid Rohingya refugee crisis, says it's 'not the right time' - Firstpost

<b>United Nations:</b> Myanmar's government has told the Security Council that this month was "not the right time" for a visit by the top UN body to see …

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World<p>Thousands of North Korean devotees laid flowers before statues of the country's founder Kim Il Sung Sunday on the anniversary of his …

Mike Pence

Rohingya Repatriation Will Fail Without Respect for Human Rights

Mohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters<p>Following a mass exodus of ethnic Rohingya fleeing a brutal military campaign in Burma in the summer and fall of …

Newcastle Council to try and revoke Freedom of City honour for Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi could be stripped of the Freedom of Newcastle over her failure to act against the persecution of the …

The Rohingya crisis lead to a falling out between Bill Richardson and Aung San Suu Kyi

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson resigned last week from a panel looking into solutions to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. And on his way out he blasted Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for lacking "moral leadership" on the issue.<p>Richardson said he didn't want to be part of a …

Bill Richardson - Three Steps Myanmar Should Take to Turn the Rohingya Disaster Around

For the past two months, I have served on an international panel designed to help the Myanmar government arrive at just and reasonable policies for …

Deportation of Rohingyas should be left to executive: Govt tells Supreme Court

In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali …

Myanmar: evidence of Rohingya mass graves uncovered

More than five mass graves, containing the bodies of scores of Rohingya villagers, have been discovered in a village in Myanmar, according to the Associated Press.<p>An investigation by the news agency is said to include multiple witness testimony and time-stamped mobile phone footage of the aftermath …

Mass Graves Suggest Systematic Killing Of Rohingya In Myanmar

A new report discloses at least five previously unreported mass graves in Myanmar, adding further evidence of the systematic killing of Rohingya Muslim civilians by the country’s military.<p>More than two dozen Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters in neighboring Bangladesh confirmed the …

Mass graves of Rohingya discovered in Myanmar

The Associated Press has confirmed the existence of 5 newly discovered mass graves in Myanmar, and reports in vivid detail on massacres of civilians …

Asia

For Myanmar’s Army, Ethnic Bloodletting Is Key to Power and Riches

YANGON, Myanmar — For Myanmar’s army, the campaign of atrocity it has waged to drive hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims out of the country is no innovation. The force was born in blood 76 years ago and has been shedding it ever since.<p>Its founders, known as the Thirty Comrades, …

Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi lives in 'bubble', says US diplomat in row with Myanmar

Bill Richardson says Nobel prize winner has developed a ‘siege mentality’ but is still the nation’s best hope for change<p>Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “isolated” and living in a “bubble”, according to veteran US politician Bill Richardson, who quit an international panel advising her …

Asia