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    China votes against Lee’s UN job extension

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:48am on March 24, 2019

    China on Friday voted against renewal of appointment of Yanghee Lee as the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar....

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    UN chief pledges to help protect religious sites

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Friday pledged action to help protect religious sites worldwide, during a visit to a New York Islamic centre one...

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    UN draws up plans

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters...

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    Rakhine HR violations investigation remain absent: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:02am on March 21, 2019

    United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet has said that investigations into allegations of grave human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remain...

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    China delays UN bid to blacklist JeM chief as terrorist

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:50am on March 15, 2019

    China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind...

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    Govt rules out UN concerns

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on March 14, 2019

    The government has ruled out United Nations’ concern over Rohingya relocation to Bhasan Char, saying that accommodation of the displaced people from Myanmar staying in...

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    22 civilians killed in Yemen: UN

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2019

    mstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, this week in a village in northern Yemen, the United Nations...

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    UN calls for more access in Syria

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on March 11, 2019

    The United Nations refugee agency should have a bigger presence inside Syria to observe and help refugees returning from abroad and from displacement within the...

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    Presstitutes turn blind eye to UN report on Venezuela

    Paul Craig Roberts | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    DON’T you think something is fishy when the presstitutes orchestrate a fake news ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Venezuela, but totally ignore the real humanitarian crises in...

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    The prisoner says ‘no’ to big brother

    John Pilger  | Updated at 12:00am on March 09, 2019

    WHENEVER I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and pictures of Ecuador on the...