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Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

60 Rohingya presumed dead as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

At least 60 people, among them women and children, are likely to have lost their lives following an incident in which a boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in rough waters off Bangladesh. Witnesses and survivors said the incident took place on Thursday, when the vessel ...

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Mumbai railway stampede kills at least 22 people

A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, and at least 22 people were killed in the crush while another 27 were seriously injured, police said. The stampede was triggered by falling concrete that hit the bridge railing, leading ...

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Rumbling volcano forces thousands more to flee Bali

A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000. Mount Agung, 75 kilometers from the resort hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening ...

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North Korea raps US bombers’ flight near its coast

North Korea has denounced the recent flight by a US strategic bomber and fighters near its coast as “extremely dangerous” and a “provocation.” “The independent sortie of a US B-1B Lancer strategic bomber squadron over international waters in the East Sea is an extremely dangerous act, designed to drive the ...

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UN chief calls on Myanmar to end military operations against Rohingya

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has denounced Myanmar for creating a humanitarian “nightmare” for the country’s Rohingya Muslims, calling on the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to “halt” military operations and allow “unfettered access” for humanitarian aid in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-wracked western region. “The situation has spiraled into the world’s ...

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Brazilian leader Temer’s popularity drops to percent

Brazilian President Michel Temer, who is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal, has seen his popularity drop to an abysmal three percent, a recent poll shows. In July, five percent of people surveyed by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics (IBOPE) said the government was “good” or “very ...

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Football: Giroud reaches century, Everton held at home

PARIS  – Olivier Giroud scored his 100th Arsenal goal as a youthful Gunners side beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in Belarus in the Europa League on Thursday, as Everton were held to a shock 2-2 draw by 10-man Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park. Theo Walcott netted twice for the Gunners and ...

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