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Several inches of snow have covered the northeast of the US, crippling Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. These areas house around 2.8 million Americans – more than 400,000 of whom are of Bangladeshi origin. The snowstorm has disrupted road and railway links. Several thousand flights have been cancelled. The storm, which […]

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Pope Francis defends right of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to ‘live their faith’ Pope Francis has issued a strong defence of the right of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to “live their faith”, and criticised the country’s government for an alleged campaign of persecution. In a stinging attack on the Burmese regime, the Pope said the Rohingyas have […]

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United Nations reports ‘horrors’ inflicted on Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state Lindsay Murdoch  Soldiers dragged a pregnant woman who was in labour out of her house in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state and smashed her stomach with a stick. “They killed the baby by stomping on it with heavy boots. Then they burned the house,” a 19-year-old woman witness told […]

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CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order   (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/30/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today held a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf […]

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The Yangon-bound Rohingya aid ship Nautical Aliya on Tuesday reached Andaman Sea and a Myanmar navy vessel started escorting the ship to the port, according to Malaysian newspaper the Star online. Malaysian foreign ministry on Tuesday requested the Bangladesh government to provide access the ship, with aid meant for Rohingyas in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, […]

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Its the latest move by the tech industry to oppose Trump’s controversial order, which has run into hurdles in the US court system Nearly 100 companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it “inflicts significant harm on American […]

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Why is Donald Trump so afraid of China?  Stephen Clement Bullies never pick on the strong. In case it wasn’t clear, the bully in this scenario is Trump and the strong is China. China is not as strong globally as the US and may never be but China is not a country to be played […]

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told the Jatiya Sangsad on Tuesday that Dhaka would continue working for a permanent solution to Rohingya crisis on the basis of bilateral friendship and mutual understandings through further strengthening multifaceted relations with Myanmar. “I hope that we would be able to reach an acceptable resolution to the long-standing […]

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Shahid Islam in Toronto In less than two weeks since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump had turned the White House into a casino in which the house percentage is insured on every spin of the roulette wheel or slot reels. With no background in politics or law, […]

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Iran is holding a military exercise on Saturday to test its missile and radar systems, a day after US President Donald Trump’s administration imposed sanctions on Tehran for a recent ballistic missile test. The United States sanctioned 13 individuals and 12 entities related to Iran’s missile programme and Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn said […]

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Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory group yesterday amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who oppose the administration’s immigration policies. Critics included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda […]

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Brazen Killing of Myanmar Lawyer Came After He Sparred With Military By WAI MOE, MIKE IVES and SAW NANGFEB. 2, 2017 The funeral of U Ko Ni, a top adviser to the governing National League for Democracy, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Credit Ye Aung Thu/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images YANGON, Myanmar — The soft-spoken […]

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