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Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindu civilians during attacks last August, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. The group called Arsa killed up to 99 Hindu civilians in one, or possibly two massacres, said the rights group. Arsa had denied involvement. The killings came in the first days of an uprising […]

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
At least 29 children disappeared in Sri Lanka- Rights group

At least 29 children disappeared in Sri Lanka- Rights group

At least 29 children disappeared in the custody of Sri Lanka’s military after surrendering with their ethnic rebel parents at the end of the island nation’s civil war, a human rights group said Tuesday. The South Africa-based International Truth and Justice Project said in a statement that it has 280 names of people who surrendered […]

May 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India

Powerful wind and rain storms swept across northern India, demolishing houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 40 people as winds turned the skies brown with dust and sand, officials said Monday. Most of the deaths occurred when winds and falling trees caused buildings to collapse, leaving people buried in the wreckage. In the town […]

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
19 die in fresh clashes between army and rebels in Shan state- Myanmar

19 die in fresh clashes between army and rebels in Shan state- Myanmar

At least 19 people have been killed in fresh clashes between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic armed group in the remote northern Shan state, as fighting in the country’s borderlands intensifies. “Nineteen [people] were killed in fighting” on Saturday, a military source said, adding that two dozen had been injured. At least 19 people have […]

May 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Female Afghan coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Female Afghan coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year. More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building apps and […]

May 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

US man who killed Indian immigrant sentenced to life

A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting “get out of my country,” was sentenced Friday to life in prison. Adam Purinton had previously pleaded guilty to the racial slur-filled, drunken attack in February last year at a suburban bar and restaurant in the Midwestern state. Srinivas […]

May 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births

Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into south-east Bangladesh last year they told of systematic rape and other sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen. May will mark nine months since that exodus started. Aid agencies, especially those who work with women and children, have been bracing for the date. Over the next weeks, […]

May 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Train hits school van at India crossing, killing 13 children

Train hits school van at India crossing, killing 13 children

Thirteen children were killed on Thursday when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said. Eight children were injured and taken hospital, said the official, adding there were 22 children in the vehicle. The accident took place early in […]

April 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar’s army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country’s north. The latest fighting in Kachin state’s Tanai region — […]

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party. The girl, from a nomadic community that roams the forests of Kashmir, […]

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More