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UN Urges World to Address ‘Risky’ Asylum Attempts by Sea

Lisa Schlein GENEVA—The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres is appealing to nations to protect and come to the rescue of thousands of people embarking on dangerous sea journeys in search of asylum or migration. Guterres is hosting a conference Wednesday and Thursday in Geneva to discuss rescues at sea, ways to encourage […]

The Bangladeshi navy has sent four ships to deal with an oil spill from a crashed tanker that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary. The tanker, believed to be carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil, and another vessel collided early on Tuesday in the Sundarbans region. Forestry officials said the spill happened in a […]

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf has said he believes in a tit-for-tat policy on all fronts and claimed that Kargil conflict was in response to India’s role in the creation of Bangladesh. 71-year-old former president, who masterminded the Kargil conflict in 1999 and ruled over Pakistan for nine years, said that India […]

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“It’s a very inspiring concept,” head of its delegation in Dhaka Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon said on Wednesday. “We are still in the exploratory phase. But definitely we are working on it,” he said replying to a question at a media briefing. The press briefing was organised for the visiting Euro Parliament member Jean Lambert. Lambert […]

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