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Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges – UN report

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges – UN report

Top military commanders in Myanmar should be investigated and prosecuted for the “gravest” crimes against civilians under international law, including genocide, United Nations-appointed investigators said on Monday. The development follows the release of a report into the circumstances surrounding the mass exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar, beginning in mid-August last year […]

Rohingya refugees mark a year of suffering and hope

Rohingya refugees mark a year of suffering and hope

With villages in flames in northern Myanmar, Tahara grabbed her four-month old baby and set out under the monsoon downpour in a desperate search for safety in Bangladesh. “We were stuck under the rain,” the Rohingya mother recalls. “We had to hide under a tree in the hills for two nights. All I had was […]

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into major multi-year content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU) to add a huge selection of the studio’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles to iflix’s extensive library. […]

Rohingya Muslim babies and children ‘being slaughtered with knives’, United Nations warns

Rohingya Muslim babies and children ‘being slaughtered with knives’, United Nations warns

Babies and children have been slaughtered with knives during a military campaign on Rohingya Muslims in Burma, according to a series of accounts in a disturbing UN report. An eight-month-old, a five-year-old and a six-year-old were all reportedly stabbed to death in their own homes during so-called “area clearance operations” by Burmese security services, which are reported […]

How the Fashion Industry Could be Africa’s Defining Story

How the Fashion Industry Could be Africa’s Defining Story

The story behind Africa’s fashion goes beyond the continent’s culture, traditions and intricate patterns of its garments. The next big thing is the potential of fashion to drive Africa’s future and provide solutions to the rising youth unemployment and slow economic growth as a result of falling prices of commodities. The global fashion industry is […]

Zimbabwe Wins Against Bangladesh

Zimbabwe Wins Against Bangladesh

Zimbabwe finally converted a good start into a win by 31 runs in their third Twenty 20 international of the Walton Series against Bangladesh at the Played at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna on Wednesday Vusi Sibanda(44) and captain Hamilton Masakadza(20) were again aggressive as they rushed to 45 before the fall of the first […]

Six Men Sentenced To Death In Bangladesh For Torturing And Killing Two 13-Year Old Boys

Six Men Sentenced To Death In Bangladesh For Torturing And Killing Two 13-Year Old Boys

Six men have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for torturing and killing two 13-year-old boys in separate incidents earlier this year. Four were found guilty of beating Samiul Alam Rajon to death after they said he tried to steal a rickshaw. Six other men were jailed. The murder, filmed by one attacker on his […]

Publisher of secular books hacked to death in Bangladesh

Publisher of secular books hacked to death in Bangladesh

A publisher of secular books was hacked to death and three other people wounded in fresh attacks in Bangladesh’s capital that were claimed by Muslim radicals, and a human rights group called on the government to urgently protect freedom of expression. The latest violence on Saturday followed the killings of four atheist bloggers this year, […]

Bangladesh Blogger Who Took On Radical Islamists Hacked To Death

Bangladesh Blogger Who Took On Radical Islamists Hacked To Death

A blogger who wrote about secularism and criticised radical Islamists in Bangladesh has been killed by men armed with machetes. It was the fourth time an online critic of religious extremism had been murdered in the Muslim-majority country in six months, with other bloggers saying they were “speechless”. The latest victim, 40-year-old activist Niloy Chatterjee, […]

Bangladesh teen lynching suspect confesses

Bangladesh teen lynching suspect confesses

Outrage over the lynching of a 13-year-old boy has mounted in Bangladesh as one of the suspects confessed after being arrested in Saudi Arabia. Kamrul Islam fled to the Saudi city of Jeddah in the immediate aftermath of the attack but reports said he was arrested by the Saudi authorities after members of the large […]

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