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    Enforced disappearances must end early

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    ENFORCED disappearances continue, with rights groups reporting, as New Age reported on Friday, 532 cases to have happened between January 2009 and July 2019. The...

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    Oceans turning from friend to foe: UN report

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:10pm on August 29, 2019

    The same oceans that nourished human evolution are poised to unleash misery on a global scale unless the carbon pollution destabilising Earth's marine environment is...

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    UN panel for trial of Myanmar military

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:42am on August 25, 2019

    The Bangladesh government and the UNHCR would continue to determine voluntariness of Rohingya families for sending them back to Rakhine, when UN experts are stressing...

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    Bangladesh FM for amicable solution to deep sea dispute with India

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Friday said Bangladesh and India agreed to withdraw their objections lodged with the United Nations on the disputes involving...

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    Sexual violence means Rohingyas can’t return to Myanmar: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Sexual violence by Myanmar’s military against Muslim Rohingya amounts to war crimes, a UN report said Thursday, adding that conditions are not favourable for refugees...

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    Malaysia’s poverty figures inaccurate

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:29pm on August 23, 2019

    A UN human rights expert on Friday disputed Malaysia’s assertion that it has nearly eliminated poverty, saying that official figures were vastly inaccurate and do...

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    FM’s stance likely to hamper Bangladesh interests

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 01:18am on August 23, 2019

    Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen’s position for withdrawing objections lodged with the United Nations on the disputes with India and Myanmar involving Bangladesh’s claim in...

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    Israel’s secret

    Elias Akleh | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    IT IS an established, and a very well-known fact that Israel is a genocidal, terrorist, ethnic-cleansing colonial state. Backed by a genocidal blood-thirsty real estate...

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    Lies, damned lies and sustainable development

    Bill Willers | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    WHY do so many assume that a ‘Green New Deal’ won’t just empower those same forces that have run havoc upon the world for the...

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    Pakistan requests UN Security Council meeting on Kashmir

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 04:44pm on August 14, 2019

    Pakistan has asked the United Nations Security Council for an urgent meeting on the contested Kashmir region also claimed by India, according to a letter...