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ICC opens Myanmar Rohingya crimes probe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been widespread allegations of human rights abuses against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority.The move could pave the way to a full investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown that has seen thousands killed and over 700,000 displaced.Last month Myanmar rejected a UN report calling for Burmese military
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US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

[ad_1] Image copyright Police handout Image caption Cerissa Riley and Grant Robicheaux may have met victims at music festivals, prosecutors say A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with two sexual assaults, and investigators suspect there could be "hundreds" more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, allegedly attacked two women they met at a bar and a restaurant in 2016.Prosecutors told the BBC "thousands
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Last year, 50k Indians got US citizenship, 2nd to Mexicans | India News

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Even as the American dream is souring for many immigrants and those aspiring to become US citizens are now finding it tougher, Indians seem to be getting the softer end of the stick. While there was a decline in the aggregate number of individuals who obtained US naturalisation (a drop of 6% in FY2017), it was a different story for India and Mexico. According to data released recently
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Sesame Workshop says Bert are Ernie are ‘best friends’ and not gay

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bert, left, and his roommate of 49 years, Ernie The organisation behind Sesame Street has denied co-habiting duo, Bert and Ernie, are gay, following comments by one of the show's writers.Mark Saltzman said his writing about the room-mating couple was based on his relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman.Sesame Workshop then issued a statement saying the pair "do not have a sexual orientation".Bert
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CBSE moots sign language, Braille as subjects for special kids

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: CBSE has proposed radical reforms in its comprehensive guidelines for students with special needs, including Indian sign language or Braille “as a subject”, computer-based tests, attendance waivers, multidifficulty-level options for core subjects, and flexible subject selection options. “Some of the key recommendations include introducing Indian sign language as a subject for children with language limitations due to disability conditions. Such children may also be given exemptions from
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RSS stands for global brotherhood: Mohan Bhagwat | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Saying “Hindutva” is an inclusive concept and does not represent hostility to Muslims, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday asserted his organisation has embraced the Constitution, including the insertions of “socialist, secular” in its Preamble. “Hindu Rashtra doesn’t mean there’s no place for Muslims. If we don’t accept Muslims, it’s not Hindutva. Hindutva is Indianness and inclusiveness,” he said on the second day of the three-day lecture
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Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov ‘likely poisoned’, doctors say

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov arrived in Berlin on a special medical transport plane An activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot who was taken ill after a court hearing last week was probably the victim of a poisoning attempt, German doctors treating him have said.Pyotr Verzilov, 30, was flown to Berlin from Moscow on Saturday after arriving at hospital in a serious condition.His symptoms reportedly included
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VVIP chopper case: Dubai court orders extradition of middleman Christian Michel | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: A Dubai court has ordered extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal. Following the middleman's arrest in February 2017 by the UAE authorities, Michel's lawyer had alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was pressuring their client. The investigation agency had denied the allegations. CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal had said in June that the investigation agency had not influenced Michel
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Walmart to stop selling clothing with Soviet symbols, Lithuania says

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The hammer and sickle featured on the flag of the Soviet Union Walmart will no longer sell clothing with Soviet hammer and sickle symbols, Lithuanian officials have said. The country's ambassador to the US complained that they insulted victims of Soviet-era persecution. The Lithuanian foreign ministry said it had received confirmation the products would be removed. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of
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Casualties in Madrid Ritz building works collapse

[ad_1] Image copyright Emergencias Madrid Image caption Emergency services tweeted images of the scene At least 12 workers have been injured during building works at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, with one of the injured believed to have died. The city's emergency services said part of the sixth floor collapsed, with reports it fell down to the first. An official tweet said of the 12 affected, two were in a