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Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh

Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh By Anonymous on Jun 13, 2018  Authorities in Myanmar have verified that nearly all of the more than 100 refugees who washed ashore in Rakhine state earlier this week after bad weather wrecked their boat are Rohingya from Myanmar, except for 12 who are Bangladeshi […]

US Concerned as Body Count Mounts in Bangladesh’s Anti-Drug War By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 13, 2018  The United States urged Bangladesh on Wednesday to meet its human rights obligations while expressing concerns over reports that security forces had killed at least 147 people and arrested 21,000 since mid-May in a nationwide anti-narcotics campaign. […]

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Gunfights” in Bangladesh Members of Rapid Action Battalion, RAB, in Dhaka, Bangladesh BY    Syed Badrul Ahsan*    13 June 2018 In the past three weeks, no fewer than 130 people have died in what Bangladesh’s security forces have described as “gunfights”. The police and other forces, such as the Rapid Action Battalion, used this term to […]

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People of Madanagar and Chak Ranchap areas building a makeshift dam after persistent rain and steady onrush of hill waters raised the water levels of Monu River in Kulaura upazila, Moulvibazar on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Saiful Islam/Dhaka Tribune Following heavy rain and onrush of water from the hills, rising water levels of a number of […]

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Bangladeshi priest accused of sexual relations with women and girl Despite police finding that Father Walter Rozario had sex with women and an underage girl, the church has taken no action Father Walter William Rozario, seen at Good Shepherd Cathedral Church in Rajshahi district of Bangladesh on March 12, denies breaking his vow of celibacy. […]

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Opinion Kim and Trump Launch Nuke Talks in Reverse By John McLaughlin Why you should care Has America’s greatest showman outdone himself or just stuck his foot in it? What’s your basic take on the summit? President Trump is taking a huge gamble, politically and substantively. On the substantive side, he is betting on handshakes, […]

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Living with neighborhood violence may shape teens’ brains Violence in communities may have an additional unseen victim: young peoples’ developing brains. Zoran Karapancev/Shutterstock.com Darby Saxbe, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your […]

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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world’s poor at risk Rice farmer in Longsheng, China. kevincure, CC BY Kristie Ebi, University of Washington Rice is the primary food source for more than 3 billion people around the world. Many are unable to afford a diverse and nutritious diet that includes […]

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