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U.S., UN respond to Burma’s Rohingya crisis

International | Refugees in Bangladesh lack healthcare, food, and sanitation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/24/17, 01:13 pm

The U.S. State Department on Monday threatened to take further action against Myanmar’s military if it fails to end its attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/17, 10:33 am

A boat overcrowded with Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma, also known as Myanmar, for Bangladesh capsized late Sunday leading to the death of at least 12 people, according to police. The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip in Bangladesh’s southern coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. Border guard officials rescued at least eight refugees and continued to search for more survivors. More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Rohingya militants renewed violent clashes by attacking Myanmar security posts.

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EU sides with Madrid on Catalonian independence

International | Plus news and notes from Iraq, Burma, Kenya, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/04/17, 04:35 pm

SPAIN: Just when 2017 couldn’t get more strange, the European Union’s staid executive arm has declared Spain’s “proportionate use of force” necessary to uphold the rule of law in Catalonia. The independence referendum for the region, which includes Barcelona, has been spurred by Madrid’s crackdown but can hardly be defended as representative in votes or constitutional.

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