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3 Bangladeshi peacekeepers killed in Mali

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Three Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers were killed in an explosion during a battle with criminals in Mali yesterday, said Inter Services Public Relations. The explosion also left four other Bangladeshi peacekeepers injured. The deceased are Sergeant Altaf of the Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Corps in Dinajpur, Lance Corporal Zakirul of Artillery in Netrakona and soldier Monwar of East Bengal in Barisal, said the ISPR.

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UN medics see evidence of rape in Myanmar army "cleansing" campaign

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Almost 430,000 Rohingyas, many of them women, entered Bangladesh through Cox's Bazar's Teknaf from Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine state when fresh violence broke out in late August. Photo taken on Sept 16, 2017. Photo: mostafigur rahman

Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said.

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'Attempt on PM's Life': PMO bins Indian media report

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The Prime Minister's Office yesterday trashed a media report that claimed an attempt on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's life was foiled on August 24. Outright rejecting the media report, the PMO said it was completely "baseless and motivated".

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It’s not considerable what India, China saying about Rohingyas: PM

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It’s not considerable what India, China saying about Rohingyas: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said it is not considerable to Bangladesh what India and China saying about the Rohingya issue as their diplomats saw for themselves their woes. "Their [India and China] diplomats saw the woes of the Rohingyas and they're very much sympathetic to them. We saw that,” she said.

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Hasina rules out dialogue with BNP

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brushed aside any possibility of dialogue with BNP over national unity, and urged the interested quarter not to request her further in this regard. “They patronised the killers of my parents, and burnt people to death- why should we show sympathy to them, or sit for a dialogue?”

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training

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Rohingya crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training

Britain has suspended its training programme for military in Myanmar due to the violence in Rakhine state, a British government spokesman said on Tuesday. Human rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population.

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Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Rakhine State

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law, and she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict there.

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Expect no help from Trump: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump yesterday about Rohingyas flooding into Bangladesh from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees. As Trump left an event he hosted at the United Nations on reforming the world body, Hasina said she stopped him for a few minutes.

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In Bangladesh camps, Rohingya refugees wish to return home as citizens

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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh still nourish the hope of returning home to Myanmar, but not without securing their rights as citizens. Speaking to bdnews24.com, one Noor Alam said he has been getting "a taste of freedom" in the camps in Bangladesh, in contrast to the state of captivity his people endured in Rakhine State.

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Hasina woos global support at UNGA over Rohingya issue

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Hasina woos global support at UNGA over Rohingya issue   

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had talks with a number of dignitaries attending the UNGA, including US President Donald Trump, here when they assured her that they are with Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue. The US President has said the USA is with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugee issue and it will see how this problem could be resolved.

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Amnesty supports UN observation - mass exodus of Rohingyas exposes abject failure of world leaders

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A volunteer attends to a Rohingya child, who fell unconscious while travelling with his brother from Myanmar. Photo: mostafigur rahman

The Amnesty International has said that the world leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly should 'hang their heads in shame' that they have not only failed to make good on their promises to take in more refugees but have actively dismantled refugee rights in many parts of the world.

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Rohingya crisis: South Korea urges international community to help Bangladesh

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South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ahn Seong-doo calls upon the international community to help Bangladesh in addressing the Rohingya crisis.

South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ahn Seong-doo today called upon the international community to help Bangladesh in addressing the Rohingya crisis. He made the call during a meeting with Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim at his secretariat office in Dhaka.

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Govt moves to import 1 lakh tonnes rice from Myanmar

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Govt moves to import 1 lakh tonnes rice from Myanmar

Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Monday said the government has decided to import 1 lakh tonnes of white rice from Myanmar. “A delegation from Myanmar had a meeting with the Food Ministry on Sunday where the rice import was discussed,” he said while talking to UNB at his office. The move came amid the skyrocketing prices of rice in the local market.

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No scope for militancy in Rohingya camps: IGP

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The inspector general of police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said on Sunday there is no room for militant activities inside the Rohingya camp in disguise of relief, reports UNB.

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Tk 1400 cr more required for Padma Bridge

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The estimated cost of the much-hyped Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project is likely to see a rise for the third time by around Tk 1,400 crore to take the overall project cost up to Tk 30,193.38 crore as acquisition of additional land is required for the project.

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Save the Children fears death among Rohingyas due to lack of food

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Save the Children fears death among the Rohingya refugees due to shortage of food, shelter, water and basic hygiene support in the makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar.

Save the Children fears death among the Rohingya refugees due to shortage of food, shelter, water and basic hygiene support in the makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar. It said many people are arriving hungry, exhausted and with no food or water, having left their homes in fear of their lives.

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Court orders probe into blinding a man allegedly by police

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A Khulna court on Sunday asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to probe into the allegation against 13 people, including the officer-in-charge of Khalishpur Police Station and seven other policemen, of gouging out the eyes of a man for his failure to pay them bribe.

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