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Outspoken journalist’s murder sparks outcry in India

Indian activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation Wednesday into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sent shockwaves through the industry. The 55-year-old, who was shot dead by three unknown gunmen on a motorcycle as …

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Refugees enter Bangladesh from Myanmar: UN

Some 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have now crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting between militants and Myanmar’s military, the United Nations said on Thursday. The latest figures means more than a quarter of a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since fighting first broke out last …

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Rare ‘half black moon’ taking place , but you might not be able to spot it !

Roughly every 32 months, the lunar cycle lines up in a unique way with the Gregorian calendar, and the result is two new moons in one calendar month. The second shadow-shrouded moon is referred to as a “black moon.” It is the opposite of a blue moon, which is the …

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Narendra Modi concerned over ‘extremists’ violence’ in Rakhine state

With the issue of Rohingya Muslims stalking both the countries, India prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India shared Myanmar’s concerns over the situation in Rakhine state and the loss of lives of security personnel and innocent people in the violence blamed on insurgents from the minority community. After …

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Rohingya crisis:

A trawler carrying dozens of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma has capsized and at least five people have drowned in the Bay of Bengal, police in Bangladesh have said. Police official Yakub Ali said residents of Shah Porir Island recovered five bodies from the water on Wednesday morning, hours after the boat capsized around midnight. …

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