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Rohingya resist repatriation to Myanmar

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/15/18, 12:35 pm

Bangladesh on Thursday scrapped plans to help Rohingya Muslims return to Myanmar because none of the refugees wanted to go back. The Bangladesh government “can’t force them to go,” Refugee Commissioner Abul Kalam said, but it will continue to try to “motivate them so it happens.” At the Unchiprang refugee camp Thursday, the Rohingya responded to requests for them to board buses to Myanmar by gathering and chanting, “We won’t go!”

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Commemorating the end of the grisliest conflict

International | Gridlock in Gloucestershire, world leaders in Paris, and protests in Poland mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/12/18, 01:10 pm

EUROPE: There was gridlock in Gloucestershire, England, as hundreds jammed the village of Slimbridge to view the “ghost soldiers” of World War I guarding graves of the fallen.

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Pastors in prison and other tragedies

International | Good guys and bad guys made international news this week
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/09/18, 03:39 pm

MYANMAR: A crackdown on Christians in Wa state has landed Chinese missionary pastor John Cao in prison with scant outside intervention—despite a history of successful church and school plantings in Myanmar. Cao, married to an American with two sons attending U.S. colleges, is a Chinese citizen and therefore not eligible for formal U.S. consular services.

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