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Humanitarian crisis hits Bangladesh as thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar

Humanitarian crisis hits Bangladesh as thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar

Mainuddin Khan, a spokesman for the Bangladeshi police. Police said some of those detained had entered Bangladesh via the Ghumdhum border area, where Myanmar forces are now engaged in an operation against armed militias. Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project, a Rohingya monitoring group, said it appeared Myanmar security forces were trying to drive out much of the Rohingya population. Read More

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New Rs 1000 Note; RBI to introduce by December

New Rs 1000 Note; RBI to introduce by December

The new currency note with enhanced security features could be out as early as December 2017, said a person close to the development. Bengaluru: I-T raids unearth Rs 4.7 crore in new Rs 2,000 currency notes from state govt engineers. "Is not the RBI's revelation this evening on demonetisation pointing to a big scam?I feel it was totally a flop show", Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, said on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook. Read More

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Mumbai floods: Heavy rains kill 5; CM asks people to stay indoors

Mumbai floods: Heavy rains kill 5; CM asks people to stay indoors

Around 6.30 a.m. the rains triggered a landslide in adjoining Thane district, leading to derailment of 10 coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express but there were no casualties. He further added that Mumbai is not going to see rains for few hours as the monsoon clouds have moved towards north. "I could not find any mode of transport and spent my night on the streets instead of trying to reach home", said 62-year-old Gangadin Gupta. Read More

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Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees: Merkel

Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees: Merkel

Merkel said at her annual summer news conference ahead of a general election that steps had been taken in the wake of that decision to ensure that such an influx would not repeat itself. Merkel said there could be no progress even in trade relations with Turkey if the rule of law was not guaranteed in the country. But at this point, there is little doubt that she will be in the driver's seat after the election. Read More

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Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters, report says

Acevedo said officers believed they had found Perez on Monday night but could not recover his body. "He spent about two and a half hours driving around, trying to get to his duty station", Acevedo said. "Every single day we ask our men and women in blue to show up, to come to work when conditions are good and even when conditions are very challenging", said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Read More

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CBS to purchase network ten

CBS to purchase network ten

Now, US corporation CBS has emerged as the new owner. "We have been able to acquire ( Network Ten ) at a valuation that gives us confidence we will grow this asset by applying our programming expertise in a market with which we are already familiar", CBS chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves said in a statement . Read More

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Local Red Cross volunteers are in Texas to help battle floods

The National Weather Service predicted Harvey could still linger as a tropical storm through early Wednesday and then weaken into a tropical depression. "Water rescue boats. We carry hazardous materials response capabilities", Garboth said. Forecasters are predicting rainfall from Harvey could reach 50 inches in some areas, the highest ever recorded in Texas, according to The Associated Press. Read More

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Three men charged in Charlottesville attacks on counterprotesters

Three men charged in Charlottesville attacks on counterprotesters

Daniel Patrick Borden, 18, is in custody in Cincinnati, OH on charges of malicious wounding, most likely in conjunction with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris . In the days after the violence in Charlottesville, local police faced criticism for failing to stop violence at the hands of white supremacists. Police said Saturday that they have identified 35 victims in the vehicle attack. Read More

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US Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes off Yemen, One Service Member Missing

US Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes off Yemen, One Service Member Missing

Central Command. Late Friday evening a #Black Hawk attack helicopter of the US army while on a training flight crashed close to the Southern coast of Yemen , killing one soldier. Yemen , located on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, is engulfed in the years-long civil war. A small team of U.S. The American team has been supporting an offensive by forces of the United Arab Emirates and the ousted government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. Read More

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