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Medical crisis unfolds for displaced Rohingya

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Asia

U.N.: 86,000 Rohingya Have Fled Burmese Pogroms by Boat

More than 86,000 people have attempted the treacherous voyage from restive western Burma to perceived safe havens such as Malaysia since the outbreak …

Exclusive: Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia (Reuters) - Human traffickers have kept hundreds of Rohingya Muslims captive in houses in northern Malaysia, beating them, depriving them of food, and demanding a ransom from their families, according to detailed accounts by the victims.<p>Rohingya men rest in a rented house …

Cosmic inflation: Confidence lowered for Big Bang signal

<b>Scientists who claimed to have found a pattern in the sky left by the super-rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang say they are now less confident of their result.</b><p>The BICEP2 Collaboration used a telescope at the South Pole to detect the signal in the oldest light it …

Physics

World Refugee Day 2014: Living Conditions in the Largest Refugee Camps

The number of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide has exceeded 50 million for the first time since World War II.<p>The figure was reported by the …

Scientists May Have Based Their Big Bang Confirmation on Faulty Evidence

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this year, scientists revealed that they had finally found evidence of theorized primordial …

Christian Schools In Manchester Are Teaching Children Evolution Is A Lie

Children at three private schools in Manchester have been taught from American textbooks which state that abortion is wrong, evolution is a lie and …

These Aren't Refugee Camps, They're Concentration Camps, and People Are Dying in Them

Several days before he was born, Mohammad Johar’s family escaped the Buddhist mobs that attacked their Muslim neighborhood, leaving bodies and burned …

In Buddhist-Majority Myanmar, Muslim Minority Gets Pushed To The Margins

Thirteen-year-old Zomir Hussein lives with his family in a simple wooden home in a village outside the city of Sittwe, the capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state. Not long ago, he accidentally overdosed on medicine he was taking to treat his tuberculosis.<p>Now he lies on the floor, his hands …

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some …

Associated Press News

The Welsh Dragon Flag Is The Devil And Should Be Changed, Says Christian Party

A group of Christians say Wales's national flag is "demonic" and should be changed.<p>The Welsh Christian Party claims the red dragon on the nation's …

Vicious circle awaits Rohingya refugees in Thailand | Reuters.com

Dec. 5 - A Reuters team has tracked down illegal camps in Thailand where Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are brought by traffickers and held for ransom – while authorities are indifferent or even complicit.

Rohingya health crisis in west Myanmar after aid groups forced out

KYEIN NI PYIN CAMP, Myanmar (Reuters) - As three-month-old Asoma Khatu approached her final, labored breaths, her neighbor Elia, a 50-year-old former farmer, dug through the strongbox holding some of the last medicines in this camp for Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya.<p>A Rohingya woman walks at the …

Rohingya health crisis in west Myanmar after aid groups forced out

KYEIN NI PYIN CAMP Myanmar (Reuters) - As three-month-old Asoma Khatu approached her final, laboured breaths, her neighbour Elia, a 50-year-old former farmer, dug through the strongbox holding some of the last medicines in this camp for Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya.<p>Severely malnourished 25-day-old …

Associated Press News

Environment: News & features

Good Friday: The Religious Significance of Holy Friday in the Christian Faith

Good Friday is regarded as one of the most solemn occasions in the Christian faith.<p>It is one of the major days of the Christian season of Lent, which …

It shouldn’t be a surprise that David Cameron has got religion

Prime Minister’s new zeal for Christianity reflects a shift in attitude across the Government that was inspired by a Muslim, Sayeeda Warsi, the minister of faith<p>For the past few years, David Cameron’s Easter messages have had all the sincerity of a hostage tape. “Easter is a very important moment …

Artists tell Easter story in shipping containers

The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a very different way.<p>It is all part of the Great North Passion which involves artists and the local community and some unexpected venues.<p>Colin Paterson reports.

£9,500 worth of gold removed from Indian man's small intestines

Doctors in India have discovered 12 gold nuggets in the stomach of a wealthy businessman, according to local reports.<p>The businessman from the Chandni Chowk district of Delhi visited hospital on 9 April, saying he had swallowed a metal bottle cap in anger.<p>On examination, doctors found 12 nuggets, …

Authorities charge suspect in string of Kansas City-area highway shootings

Authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people.<p>Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker of Grandview, Missouri, has …

UN raises alarm over Rohingya Muslim abuse

A UN human rights envoy says severe shortages of food, water and medical care for Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar are part of a long history of persecution against the religious minority that could amount to "crimes against humanity".<p>Tomás Ojea Quintana's statement follows the evacuation of …

Exclusive - Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia (Reuters) - Human traffickers have kept hundreds of Rohingya Muslims captive in houses in northern Malaysia, beating them, depriving them of food, and demanding a ransom from their families, according to detailed accounts by the victims.<p>A Rohingya man cuts a fish at his …

Associated Press News

Thailand Sends 1,300 Rohingya Back to Hell

Thailand says it has deported around 1,300 Rohingya asylum seekers back to Burma (officially known as Myanmar), in a move dubbed “appalling” by human …

Burma Accused of ‘Crime Against Humanity’ Over Persecution of Rohingya

The Burmese government’s treatment of the Rohingya ethnic minority is tantamount to a “crime against humanity,” according to a new report released by …

Thai police target human traffickers but rescued Rohingya may face more abuse

SADAO, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai police have announced a new campaign against human traffickers, although the officer in charge said hundreds of recently rescued Rohingya boat people could end up back in the clutches of the regional smuggling networks they had escaped from.<p>Akram (R) and two other …

Myanmar Police Burn down Rohingya Homes in Rakhine State

Burmese police set fire to at least 70 Rohingya homes in the village of Du Char Yar Tan, where at least 48 Muslims were said to have been killed by a …