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Bangladesh : According to United Nations, there are now 409,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since violence erupted in the Myanmar's state of Rakhine on August 25. The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees has overwhelmed the government of Bangladesh as it continues to house these refugees, promising...

September 19, 2017
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London : On Friday at around 8.20 a.m. local time an improvised explosive device, or IED, detonated inside a bag bearing the name of German supermarket Lidl, injuring 29 at Parsons Green subway station in west London, most with flash burns. Fitted with a timer, the device did not detonate fully, Newsweek reports. A day after the blast, the Kent Pol...

September 18, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-three people died after a fire broke out at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz (religious) school on Thursday morning. Among the victims were 21 students of the school, age ranging from 6 to 16, and two teachers, age 25 and 26. The City Fire and Rescue Department received information on the blaze at about 5:00 am. According...

September 14, 2017
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The mastermind of China's biggest Ponzi scheme, Ding Ning, was sentenced to life in jail by a Beijing court on Tuesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Ding, 35, head of peer-to-peer online financing firm Ezubao and chairman of Yucheng Group, was convicted of fraudulent fundraising, smuggling precious metal, and owning guns illegally, according to a j...

September 13, 2017
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Paris — Tens of thousands turned out Tuesday for mass demonstrations intended to protest the country’s new labor code due to be adopted by the government on September 22. The rallies, launched by France's biggest trade union, the hard-left CGT, were the first major street protests faced by President Emmanuel Macron whose labour proposals are in...

September 13, 2017
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The UN Security Council has imposed new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3, detonating a powerful nuclear device that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be miniaturised and loaded on a long-range missile capable of reaching the mainland United States. The sanctions voted upon on Monday include li...

September 12, 2017
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Mexico - Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the quake that struck off Mexico's southern coast on Thursday with a magnitude of 8.1. It was the most powerful earthquake in a century and was felt by tens of millions in the country. The states of Chiapas and Oaxaca are the two areas that suffered the most, with thousand of homes, ...

September 10, 2017
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Category 4 hurricane Irma batters Florida Keys with winds of 135 mph  on Sunday morning, ripping roofs off trailers, flattening palm trees, hurling road signs through the air and left a million without power. It was expected to bring up to 25 inches of rain in some part of the Keys. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long warn...

September 10, 2017
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Mexico - A massive earthquake measuring 8.1 has hit off Mexico's southern coast, killing five people in the state of Chiapas. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 11:49pm on Thursday local time and its epicentre was 165 kilometres west of Tapachula in Chiapas, not far from Guatemala. It had a depth of 69.7 kilometres.There were ...

September 8, 2017
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More than 164,000 of Myanmar’s 1.1 million ethnic Rohingya minority have fled to Bangladesh and the number is expected to increase as the violence by the Myanmar ( formerly Burma ) military continues to wreck havoc to the Rohingya communities in Rakhine state. The exodus began in the last week of August after Rohingya militants killed 12 members ...

September 7, 2017
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