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British MP delays giving birth for Brexit vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A British lawmaker has postponed giving birth in order to vote on Britain’s divorce deal with the EU on Tuesday. Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a Caesarian section on Tuesday but medics have agreed to delay the operation until Thursday so that …

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UN Security Council to press for Rohingya solution: envoy

Dhaka, Bangladesh | AFP | The UN Security Council will press Myanmar to ensure that Rohingya who fled the country can return home in safety and freedom, an envoy said Monday after UN diplomats ended a tour of Bangladesh’s refugee camps. “This is a humanitarian crisis and a human rights …

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Rohingya flee no man’s land after Myanmar threat

Tombru, Bangladesh | AFP | Hundreds of Rohingya living in no man’s land have left their makeshift camp and crossed into Bangladesh after soldiers from Myanmar used loud hailers to threaten them, community leaders said Wednesday. Around 6,000 Rohingya have been living on a thin stretch of land between the two …

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Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya to return: UN refugee chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | Myanmar has failed to put in place conditions for the safe return of 688,000 Rohingya refugees who fled an army crackdown six months ago, the UN refugee chief said Monday. The refugees are sheltering in makeshift camps in Bangladesh despite an agreement reached between …

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Myanmar minister orders Rohingya to leave no man’s land

Dhaka, Bangladesh | AFP | A Myanmar government minister has told Rohingya refugees living in a makeshift camp on the Bangladesh border they should take up a government offer to return, warning they will face “consequences” if they stay where they are. A video circulated on social media apparently shows …

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UK’s Johnson meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, Myanmar | AFP | Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s capital on Sunday to press for action on the Rohingya crisis, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim minority. Johnson spoke with the embattled …

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Rohingya repatriation won’t begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh | AFP | The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees. Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Abul Kalam Azad did …

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