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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Bangladesh's army was ordered Sept. 20 to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees.
U.N. human rights investigators yesterday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to investigate a grave and ongoing crisis, but the government renewed its rejection of the probe.
COX’S BAZAR – Agence France-Presse
Bangladesh will use troops to deliver foreign aid to the border town that has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, authorities announced.
YANGON – Reuters
Rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.
ISLAMABAD – Agence France-Presse
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Sept. 15 dismissed an appeal from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his disqualification from the premiership over corruption allegations tied to the Panama Papers leak
The U.S. flew four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsula yesterday in a show of force after North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s defense ministry said.
North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 15, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang’s recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb
MANILA - Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Sept. 16, asking if he was a paedophile because of his focus on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs.
The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as “ethnic cleansing”.
COX'S BAZAR - Reuters
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water, given the huge numbers fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sept. 17, as authorities began moving people to camps to streamline the distribution of help.
LUCKNOW – The Associated Press
A boat crowded with construction workers capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India early Thursday and at least 19 people have drowned, officials said.