Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tag Archives: violence

Nicole Kidman urges young actresses to take care

Nicole Kidman

LONDON: Nicole Kidman has urged young women to ‘’take care’’ of themselves in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The 50-year-old actress believes aspiring stars in Hollywood need to make sure they ‘’don’t let anyone break [their] spirit’’ in light of the allegations made against the ...

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Bangladeshi acid victims appear on ramp in London

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LONDON: A group of Bangladeshi acid attack victims took to the stage at a London fashion show in an awe inspiring act of defiance against violence towards women. The eight volunteers, who have all been subjected to violence or attacks themselves, stepped onto the catwalk at the Survivors’ Runway in a “moment ...

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Violence must stop, UK minister urges Myanmar

Mark Field

LONDON: Foreign Office minister Mark Field has told Aung San Suu Kyi to end violence in Rakhine State and grant full humanitarian access. But Mr Field said the country’s de facto leader was in a “difficult position”, with public opinion in Myanmar “strongly anti-Rohingya”. And Aung San Suu Kyi was ...

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Tillerson says Myanmar violence must stop, supports Suu Kyi

Rex Tillerson

LONDON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered the toughest condemnation yet from a Trump administration official of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, likening the violence against them to ethnic cleansing and demanding it stop. Tillerson directed the blame toward Myanmar’s powerful military, which is responsible for security operations ...

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Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000: UN rapporteur

Myanmar violence

SEOUL: More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Rakhine State, mostly from the Rohingya community, a senior United Nations representative told media – around twice the government’s figure. “Perhaps about a thousand or more are already dead,” said Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

TOPSHOT - A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar's Rakhine state holds a baby  after arriving at a refugee camp near the Bagladeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017.
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M ASAD        (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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Trump may be inciting violence against media: UN

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GENEVA: The UN human rights chief said Wednesday that President Donald Trump s relentless attacks on the media could trigger violence against journalists, suggesting the US leader would be responsible. In a broad condemnation of Trump s conduct in office, Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein said he viewed the US presidency as the ...

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Rohingya flee for Bangladesh as fresh violence erupts in Myanmar

DHAKA: About 1,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing escalating violence in Myanmar had been halted at the border with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi security officials said, as fresh fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state. The death toll from attacks staged by Rohingya insurgents has climbed to 89, including 77 insurgents and 12 members ...

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