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    Facebook removes hundreds of pages linked to Myanmar army

    Facebook removes hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform says, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.

  • A protester holds a placard during protest against Myanmar's treatment

    Address root causes of Rohingya crisis: US Ambassador

    US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller urges Myanmar to address the root causes of Rohingya crisis expressing strong support to hold accountable those who are responsible for the atrocities committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

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    ‘Urgent need for tribunal for crimes against Rohingya’

    A human rights law group contracted by the US State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar says there is an urgent need to establish a criminal tribunal to bring those responsible to justice.

  • INGOs Spending on Rohingyas: Operations eating up a thick slice

    A large portion of the donations meant for the displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh is being spent as operational cost of international NGOs, says a study.

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    Rohingyas are genocide victims

    A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed - even though the US government stopped short of saying so.

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    Make an all-out effort to create right conditions

    The UN refugee agency yesterday urged Myanmar to exert all efforts to create conditions for safe return of Rohingyas and address the root cause of their displacement.

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    Int'l support must for inclusive Rohingya education: Unesco

    International support is vital for countries like Bangladesh to make the shift to inclusive education ensuring education for Rohingyas living in Bangladesh, says a new global report.

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    Leaked data on Rohingyas dangerous in wrong hands

    Leaked data about persecuted minority groups like Rohingyas, in wrong hands "could be used to target these individuals."

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    UN resolution condemns Myanmar's rights violation

    Condemning human rights violations in Myanmar, the third committee of the UN General Assembly in New York has adopted a resolution on the situation.

  • Not willing to go home

    The much-awaited launch of the Rohingya repatriation was cancelled at the last moment yesterday as the refugees refused to return to Rakhine for fear of fresh persecution.

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    ‘We won’t go back’

    “We won’t go back, we won’t go back. We demand punishment of Myanmar,” these are the slogans that the 130 Rohingya refugees chanted in unison at a refugee camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

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    Take necessary protection for returning Rohingyas: Canada

    Canada has urged the government of Myanmar to guarantee the necessary safeguards for and protection of any returning Rohingya saying repatriation must not be rushed.

  • 150 Rohingyas to return today

    The first batch of Rohingyas is all set to be sent back to Myanmar today amid reports that many of the refugees listed for return are hiding in fear of forcible repatriation.

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    Continue pressure on Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh has reiterated its call for sustained international pressure on Myanmar for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh to flee persecution in their home country.

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    Halt plan for repatriation

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged Dhaka to halt plans for the repatriation of 2,260 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law putting their lives and freedom at serious risk.

  • 'Forced repatriation' to pose security risk

    The International Crisis Group has warned of serious security risks of “forced repatriation” of the Rohingya, just as Myanmar and Bangladesh prepare for the November 15 return of the refugees sheltered in Bangladesh.

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    'Can't eat, can't sleep': Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

    For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning he and his family were among a group of people set to potentially be repatriated to Myanmar have been among the most frightening since they fled their home.

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    Dhaka wants China's role in persuading Myanmar

    Dhaka has urged Beijing to encourage Myanmar to create a conducive environment for a speedy return of Rohingyas to their home in Rakhine.

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    Rohingyas 'terrified' about leaving

    A plan to start repatriating Rohingyas back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are "terrified" about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said yesterday.

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    Malaysia-Bound Rohingyas: 33 rescued from trawler in Bay

    Bangladesh's coast guard rescued 33 Rohingya and detained six alleged human traffickers from a fishing trawler headed for Malaysia in the Bay of Bengal, an official said Wednesday.

  • Suu Kyi under the microscope at ASEAN summit

    The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region's leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar, whose military is accused of genocide against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

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    Repatriation to begin in mid-Nov

    Myanmar would start taking Rohingyas back from mid-November, said Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque.

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    Rohingya Repatriation: Dhaka, Naypyidaw to hold talks today

    Bangladesh and Myanmar will hold their third Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on the repatriation of Rohingyas today.

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    Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

    A Myanmar judge frees on bail three journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper detained on incitement charges after publishing an article that raised questions over government spending.

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    8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali expresses hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State of Myanmar soon.

  • World Bank want to supports for Rohingya Refugees

    WB chief wants supports for Rohingyas to come as grants: Muhith

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim wants that all the supports for the Rohingya people, who were forcibly displaced to Bangladesh from Myanmar, should come in the form of grant, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says.

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    $22.25m UK fund for Rohingyas, host communities

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of US $22.25 million from the United Kingdom that will help meet the immediate food and nutrition needs of Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as they face the dangerous monsoon season.

  • India, in a first, sends 7 Rohingyas for deportation to Myanmar

    Indian police bussed seven Rohingya Muslims to the border to be deported to neighbouring Myanmar for illegal entry, officials and activists say, the first such move against the community.

  • United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges India on Rohingya Crisis

    Support Dhaka on Rohingya crisis

    Making a strong pitch for holding those involved in violence against Rohingyas accountable, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres has said India can help tackle the crisis by backing Bangladesh in humanitarian assistance and using its influence in Myanmar to bring about reconciliation.

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    Canada revokes Myanmar leader’s honorary citizenship

    Canada’s Parliament formally strips Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya people.