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Suu Kyi warns genocide case could reignite Rohingya crisis

WT24 Desk Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged UN judges on Thursday to throw out a genocide case against Myanmar, warning it risked reigniting the crisis that forced nearly three quarters of a million Rohingya Muslims from their homes, AFP reports. In her closing arguments after a three-day hearing at the International Court of Justice, Myanmar’s de facto ...

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UK’s Johnson wins historic victory in Brexit election

WT24 Desk Prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political “earthquake” after securing a sweeping election win, which clears the way for Britain to finally leave the European Union next month after years of political deadlock. With almost all results declared for the 650-seat parliament, Johnson’s Conservative party had secured 362 seats — its biggest majority since the heyday of ...

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Nation to observe Martyred Intellectuals Day on Saturday

WT24 Desk Bangladesh will observe the Martyred Intellectuals Day to commemorate the intellectuals killed by Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators just before the end of the Liberation War, reports UNB.  On this day in 1971, some of the country’s renowned academicians, doctors, engineers, journalists, artists, teachers and other eminent personalities were dragged out of their homes, blindfolded and ...

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‘Countries affected by climate change not getting enough funds’

WT24 Desk Bangladesh and other countries affected by climate change are not getting adequate funds due to complexities in the approval process, information minister Hasan Mahmud said Thursday, UNB reports.  The minister came up with the remarks at a high-level segment at the Conference of Parties (COP25) in Spain’s Madrid. He said: “The inspiration that initiated the Green Climate Fund is ...

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Keraniganj fire: Death toll climbs to 13

WT24 Desk Twelve more victims of the Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday, taking the death toll from the devastating fire incident to 13, reports UNB. Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH police outpost, said they died at the burn unit of the hospital at different times from early ...

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US warns North Korea of consequences of missile test ‘Christmas gift’

US ambassador tells UN security council it must ‘act accordingly’ if regime does not turn from hostility and threats WT24 Desk The United States has warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular weapons test in the new year, while offering flexibility if it stayed in talks, The Guardian reports. Frustrated by the lack of sanctions ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

Leader’s silence ‘says far more than your words’, lawyer says during genocide hearing WT24 Desk Aung San Suu Kyi has been told her silence over allegations of sexual violence and rape carried out against Rohingya people in Myanmar “says far more than your words”, on the third day of the international court of justice’s hearing into accusations of genocide, The Guardian ...

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