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‘Deep concerns’: US objects to UN counterterrorism chief’s visit to Xinjiang

Other countries joined the US in objecting to the trip in a region where China detains 1 million Uighurs and muslims WT24 Desk The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China’s remote Xinjiang, where UN experts say some 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims are held in detention ...

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US says video shows Iranian military removing mine from tanker

US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early morning attack WT24 Desk The US military has released video footage it says shows an Iranian military patrol boat approach one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman, to support the Trump administration’s claims that Iran was responsible, The Guardian reports. The blurry black and white footage, ...

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Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran

The explosions, on a vital passageway for the world’s oil supply, may prove Trump’s policy of coercion has backfired WT24 Desk The explosions were bigger and the damage more extensive. But the message and its means of delivery have some similarities, The Guardian reports. Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman caused jitters in global markets ...

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After #MeToo, Japan sexual abuse survivors seek reform in rape-law through #WithYou

Holding flowers and placards with slogans such as “#MeToo, #WithYou”, sexual abuse survivors recounted their experiences to show the need to scrap a measure they say puts too high a burden on rape victims. WT24 Desk Sexual abuse victims and their supporters rallied in nine cities around Japan this week to protest against recent court acquittals of alleged rapists and ...

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65 Rohingyas found shipwrecked off Thailand coast

WT24 Desk A group of 65 Rohingya Muslims have been found on a shipwrecked boat off the coast of southern Thailand, Navy officials said Wednesday as authorities investigated whether they had been trafficked, AFP reports. The boat was discovered early Tuesday in the Tarutao Marine National Park in southern Thailand, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the border of Myanmar. ...

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Rape attempt in N’ganj moving bus

Girl escapes, driver held WT24 Desk A driver was held over the attempted rape of a girl in his moving bus in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj Monday  night, Agencies report. Locals and bystanders chased the bus responding the screaming girl. They caught the driver identified as Shamim Mia and handed over to police.  The helper, however, managed to flee the ...

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Listed terror Bidhan Barua freed

WT24 Desk Bidhan Barua, a listed terrorist of North Chattogram, who has been serving a jail term since 2011, was released from Cumilla Central jail on 3 June, two days before the Eid-ul-Fitr, UNB reports. Forkan Wahid, a jailer of Cumilla Jail, said Bidhan was wanted in five cases and he has been convicted in one case. Bidhan was released ...

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Youth killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk A youth was killed in what the law enforcement called a gunfight with police at Uttar Bijoypur in Sadar South upazila of Cumilla early Tuesday, reports UNB. The deceased was Bappy alias Rajib, 26, son of late Delwar Hossain Delu of Uttar Rampur village in the upazila. Police said a team of Sadar South model police station conducted ...

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53 crude bombs recovered in C’nawabganj

WT24 Desk Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday afternoon recovered 53 crude bombs from a house at Jhaunia village in Sadar upazila, Agencies report. Chapainawabganj 53 BGB battalion Sajjad Sarwar said tipped off, a BGB patrol team conducted a drive in the house of Jahirul Islam and recovered the crude bombs kept hidden under soil.However, no body was ...

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