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Pope heads into Rohingya diplomatic minefield

Vatican City - Pope Francis plunges into a diplomatic minefield next week with visits to under-fire Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh amid mounting outrage over the plight of persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Yangon - Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than half a million Rohingya to flee across the border.

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over Rohingya repatriation

Yangon - Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal on Thursday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis.

Pope to meet Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Vatican City - Pope Francis will meet Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Dhaka when he visits the Bangladeshi capital next week, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

Aid groups urge UN rights council session on Rohingya crisis

Geneva - Amnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh.

EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Cox's Bazar - The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon.

Human trafficking 'rife' in Rohingya camps: aid agencies

Cox's Bazar - Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling victim to what aid groups and officials say is a growing trafficking scourge targeting refugees.

Tillerson says broad Myanmar sanctions won't solve Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw - Washington's top diplomat on Wednesday said he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but he called for an independent investigation into "credible" reports that soldiers committed atrocities against the Musl...

Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghostland behind

Torched villages and unharvested paddy fields stretch to the horizon in Myanmar's violence-gutted Rakhine state, where a dwindling number of Muslim Rohingya remain trapped in limbo after an army crackdown coursed through the region.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Manila - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation's displaced Rohingya Muslim minority, meeting the UN chief and America's top diplomat in the Philippines.

UN chief meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Manila - UN chief Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to return, when they met Tuesday at a summit in the Philippines, his office said.

Myanmar army denies Rohingya abuses ahead of Tillerson visit

Yangon - Myanmar's army cleared itself of any abuses against Rohingya civilians on Monday, following an internal probe that a rights group said aimed to "whitewash" an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim minority.

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy

Dhaka - Myanmar soldiers "systematically targeted" Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, an UN special envoy said Sunday.

Safe in a camp, Rohingya children face death by malnutrition

Cox's Bazar - Tiny Mohammad Sohail cries uncontrollably as he waits to see a doctor -- one of the thousands of Rohingya children at risk of an agonising death from malnutrition even after reaching the safety of refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi academic missing amid spike in disappearances

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi professor internationally respected for his work on Islamic extremism has gone missing, police said Thursday, with activists fearing the worst amid a spate of disappearances in recent months.

Desperate Rohingya use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - Dozens of Rohingya refugees floated into Bangladesh on Wednesday on a raft fashioned from plastic jerrycans, as the persecuted Muslim minority continue to flee violence in Myanmar in droves, officials said.

Myanmar rebuffs 'harmful' UN statement on Rohingya

Yangon - Myanmar on Wednesday hit back at a UN Security Council statement critical of its handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying it could "seriously harm" efforts to repatriate the Muslim minority from Bangladesh.

Childhoods lost as Rohingya kids fill parents' shoes

Cox's Bazar - Tahera Begum walks a mile alone at dawn to collect firewood for her ill parents and four siblings, an enormous burden for a 10-year-old thrust to the head of her family in the world's largest refugee settlement.

US wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

Dhaka - The US wants a diplomatic solution to the Rohingya crisis but is not ruling out sanctions to pressure Myanmar if needed, a senior State Department official said Sunday in Bangladesh.

Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages: US official

Dhaka - The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in their own villages following their exodus from the country's violence-wracked Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said Saturday in Dhaka.

US lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

Washington - US lawmakers proposed sanctions Friday against Myanmar's military, in some of the strongest efforts yet by Washington to pressure the Southeast Asian nation to end abusive treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-wracked northern Rakhine for the first time Thursday, under mounting pressure to halt an army crackdown that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee their homes.

Myanmar Rohingya must return as citizens: UN refugee chief

New York - Myanmar must grant citizenship to the Rohingya to allow hundreds of thousands of people from the Muslim minority to return to Rakhine state from where they were driven by an army campaign, the UN refugee chief said Thursday.

Cholera risk a 'ticking bomb' for Rohingya refugees: Red Cross

Geneva - The threat of cholera is like a "ticking bomb" for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have flooded into Bangladesh in recent weeks, the Red Cross chief warned.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.

40,000 lone Rohingya children in refugee camps: EU Commissioner

Cox's Bazar - More than 40,000 unaccompanied Rohingya children are in refugee camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Mynamar, European Union Commissioner Christos Stylianides said Wednesday.

Bangladeshi auto driver sues over movie mobile mix-up

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi auto-rickshaw driver is suing for damages after his phone number was used in a movie, leading to a barrage of calls from female fans of the film's star that he says nearly destroyed his marriage.
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The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during ba...
Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during bad weather on the Meghna river, in the Munshiganj district, some 50 km south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox s Bazar  Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as ...
Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as of posting if this structure is one of the temples destroyed by "offended" Muslims.
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Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh  with many of the world s animals a feature attraction b...
Thousands of marchers rallied in Bangladesh, with many of the world's animals a feature attraction bringing attention to the plight of many species.
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Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in...
Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in north east India
Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
Child marriage in Bangladesh is wiping out a whole generation of young women.
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The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can t even manage the calorie intake requir...
The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can't even manage the calorie intake required to work in such factories with the pittance they are given as wages.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine  known as Charka. Th...
A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine, known as Charka. This device is an integral part of hand loom. Threads are being collected using charka and put into hand loom to weave cloths with exotic ethnic and traditional design. The photo was clicked in a village near Agartala, Tripura. Important to note that Tripura, a tiny North Eastern State of India and surrounded from three sides by Bangladesh, is a heaven for unique ethnic cultures of 19 ancient tribes
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Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts, shunned by the same families who often sell them to a madam for less then a few hundred dollars.
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Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh  but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
Heavy downpours break the heat in Bangladesh, but also bring deadly thunderstorms.
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken 2005.
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A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin

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