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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 6

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 11

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 9

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 19

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

January 12, 2018 12:59 PM Human-trafficking victims in massage parlour rescued by Thai police

The women, mostly from Myanmar, were found in a Bangkok massage parlour after a tip-off from a teenager who had worked there. Authorities raided a massage parlour in the city on Friday afternoon after a tip-off from a 14-year-old who said she had sold sex there. The girl told officers that she had been trafficked from Myanmar when she was 12-years-old 26

January 7, 2018 8:00 AM India EARTHQUAKE: Huge 5.5 magnitude quake rocks Indian border with Myanmar

INDIA's border with Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been rocked by a huge 5.5 magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake struck at 6.47am GMT at a depth of 14 miles (22.8km) near the Indian village of Imphal – which has a population of around 224,000. The region is a bed for seismic activity due collisions of the India 28

December 29, 2017 7:18 AM China's Chongqing and Shanghai natural gas exchanges

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) - China will launch a new natural gas trading exchange in Chongqing in early 2018, rival to a similar project in Shanghai. Beijing hopes at least one of the schemes will develop into a benchmark to price gas supplies across Asia. The Shanghai exchange is trading wholesale pipeline gas denominated in yuan per cubic metre and liquefied 12

December 28, 2017 7:27 AM Myanmar releases journalists, staff arrested over drone

BANGKOK (AP) - Two journalists and their two local staff were released from a Myanmar prison Friday, two months after their arrest for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament. Singaporean Lau Hon Meng and Malaysian Mok Choy Lin were working for the Turkish state broadcaster TRT when they were arrested Oct. 27 in the capital, Naypitaw. A court on Thursday 5

December 10, 2017 12:31 PM Pope prays for nuclear disarmament

MILAN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday called on world leaders to work in favour of nuclear disarmament to protect human rights, particularly those of weaker and underprivileged people. The pontiff said that there was a need to "work with determination to build a world without nuclear weapons", speaking from the window of the papal apartment 10