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Migrating capitals

International | Indonesia joins several other nations in moving their seats of government to new cities
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/03/19, 04:06 pm

The Indonesian government last week said it will build a new capital city from the ground up to alleviate pollution, traffic, and environmental hazards in its current capital, Jakarta.

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Too soon to go home

International | Repatriation effort fails as Rohingya demand rights before returning to Myanmar
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/27/19, 05:18 pm

Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh refused to go back to Myanmar last week due to fears of further persecution. Myanmar, also known as Burma, granted more than 3,000 refugees permission to return home, beginning with a few hundred specific families. Some refugees left the refugee camp just across the border and hid in fear of being forcibly returned, while others told reporters and human rights groups they needed assurances of safety and citizenship.

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A brutal anniversary for 1 million refugees

International | Myanmar’s brutal military crackdown began two years ago, driving Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/26/19, 01:26 pm

BANGLADESH: Rohingya refugees Sunday marked two years since the start of a brutal military crackdown on their villages in Myanmar, also known as Burma, forcing 1 million mostly Muslim Rohingya into the world’s largest refugee settlement. A U.S.

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