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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh targeted by human traffickers

United Nations, Nov 15 (IANS) Members of the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, were being targeted by human traffickers, according to UN agencies. “The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has found that human trafficking and exploitation is rife among Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh,” Xinhua news agency quoted

Pakistan’s Sindh to launch crackdown on street crimes

Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The Apex Committee of Pakistan’s south Sindh province decided on Wednesday to launch a major crackdown against street crimes to ensure sustainable peace ...Full Article

19,700 Afghans die from diabetes annually

Kabul, Nov 15 (IANS) More than 19,700 people die due to diabetes in Afghanistan annually, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. “The 2012 International Diabetes Federation finding ...Full Article

Tillerson asks Myanmar leaders to probe attacks on Rohingyas

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Myanmar on Wednesday and called for an investigation into “credible reports of widespread atrocities” ...Full Article

Australia votes ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

Canberra, Nov 15 (IANS) Celebrations broke out across Australia on Wednesday after a two-month national postal survey came out “overwhelmingly” in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in ...Full Article

China to send envoy to North Korea

Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) China is sending a senior diplomat to North Korea, the media reported on Wednesday, reopening a channel of dialogue with the isolated regime. ...Full Article

Tillerson to meet Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi here on Wednesday to discuss ...Full Article

Zimbabwe Army takes control of state broadcaster, denies coup

Harare, Nov 15 (IANS) The Zimbabwe Army on Wednesday took control of the state broadcaster here, denying reports of a coup and insisted the action was taken ...Full Article

Iran quake toll reaches 540, survivors plead for help

Tehran, Nov 14 (IANS) The death toll in the devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq has reached 540, with thousands of Iranians ...Full Article

Fifth woman accuses Republican Senate hopeful of sexual misconduct

New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Another woman has accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct when she was 16-years-old, the fifth and most brutal allegation levelled against the ...Full Article