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July 19, 2018 2:07 PM Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age of the dinosaurs. "This is the very first baby snake fossil that we have ever found," Prof Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta in Canada told BBC News. The baby snake lived in the forests of Myanmar during the Cretaceous period. It has been given the name, Xiaophis Myanmarensis, or dawn snake 11

July 8, 2018 10:29 AM Thai cave rescue operation update: How long until the soccer team is SAVED?

THAILAND'S officials have this morning launched their dramatic rescue mission to save 12 boys and their football coach from inside a Thai cave. How long until the soccer team is SAVED? A dangerous rescue mission to free 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a Thai cave for two weeks began on Sunday, authorities said, with the first survivor 15

July 3, 2018 11:10 PM Myanmar: The Rohingya villages UN investigators can't visit

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled last year's brutal military crackdown in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar. Hundreds of villages were burnt to the ground, and there was widespread rape and murder. The UN described the campaign as "ethnic cleansing", though Myanmar's military says it is fighting Rohingya militants and denies targeting civilians 12

June 29, 2018 5:59 PM UN's Guterres to visit Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit Bangladesh on Sunday with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to assess needs for dealing with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar, leading to a humanitarian crisis. The two-day visit will "highlight the generosity of Bangladesh in hosting the largest refugee influx of 2017 and the need of the international 11

June 29, 2018 5:22 AM Thailand praises US upgrade in human trafficking report

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's military government is praising the U.S. State Department's decision to upgrade the country in its annual report on efforts to fight human trafficking. Thailand has faced global scrutiny for the use of slave labor on fishing vessels as well as for being a transit point for traffickers from nearby nations. In the Trafficking 11

June 19, 2018 5:44 PM UN say record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said today. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according 11

April 24, 2018 11:43 PM Top Foreign Office official apologises after causing offence by mistaking a major Sikh temple for a mosque

A top Foreign Office official has apologised after causing offence by mistaking a major Sikh temple for a mosque. Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, made the embarrassing gaffe in a tweet on Monday. He referred to a picture of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, as the ‘Golden Mosque’. Bhai Amrik Singh 16

April 6, 2018 11:40 AM Indonesia fishing boat rescues 5 Muslim Rohingya off Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian fishing boat has rescued a group of five Muslim Rohingya found in weak condition off westernmost Aceh province after a 20-day voyage that killed five other people, an official said Friday. Musafir says the group told officials that five people died during their journey. "That is their confession, that the bodies 13

March 31, 2018 1:09 PM Today in History, 1/4

1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, who led troops in the Second Crusade. 1666 - French forces capture St Kitts, Leeward Island, West Indies, from England. 1852 - Second Burmese War breaks out after British ultimatum to King of Burma. 1875 - The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to print a daily weather chart 25

March 24, 2018 9:00 PM Greece arrests 3 traffickers holding 21 migrants hostage

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Greek police in the northern city of Thessaloniki say they have arrested three Pakistanis who allegedly held 21 migrants hostage in a warehouse on the outskirts of the city, demanding money to release them. The migrants - 13 Eritreans, 7 Pakistanis and one person from Myanmar - had crossed over from Turkey on Wednesday and were taken 8