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‘I knew them, yet they were killing us’ Rohingya refugees recall their escape from Myanmar

[ad_1] Khatun has eight children, but since the attack on her village of Shairapara, in Myanmar's Rakhine State, she can only find one of them, her 16-year-old son. He had been shot in the back and is now receiving treatment."It is an ethnic cleansing," said 50-year-old Khatun, who like her son is a member of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority. "They massacred only the Rohingya villages. The other villages were left untouched while ours burned to the ground."Similar stories are repeated throughout the many hastily constructed refugee settlements in southeastern Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees like Khatun and...

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North Koreans in the US reflect on growing tensions

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A journey into the heart of North Korea

[ad_1] It’s also one of North Korea’s main missile launch sites.The country’s missile program is advancing fast, defying efforts by the US and its allies to curb them. North Korea now has the dreaded intercontinental ballistic missile — possibly nuclear capable — putting the US mainland within striking range for the first time ever.The nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung, oversaw the first Scud missile launch in the 1980s. His son and successor, Kim Jong Il, launched more than a dozen missiles during his 17-year rule.But Kim Jong Un has taken this to a new level since taking power in 2011,...

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How To Keep Up With The Jason Stockley Protest

[ad_1] Ex St. Louis officer Jason Stockley has been acquitted in the killing and death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Since the verdict, the city of St. Louis reacted in a series of protest all across the city. If you want to stay connected with the protest, we suggest following these main Twitter accounts: @ShaunKing is a journalist whose research and hard-hitting articles keeps people in the know about any current situations. It can be anything from police brutality, corruption or Medicare. Shaun is always ready to show the truth. He is a regular guest on the Tom Joyner Morning Show where he...

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London train blast: Latest of 5 UK terror incidents in 2017

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Georgia Working Hard To Restore Power To Residents

[ad_1] After Hurricane Irma swept through the state of Georgia, over 200,000 residents of were left without power. The state is also dealing with multiple road closures because of the storm. Georgia Power one of the main power suppliers in the state reported that around 125,000 of their customers are in the dark. While another power supplier Georgia EMC says that more than 80,000 of their customers have no electricity. But they are hopeful as they’ve determined a time window for customers to start seeing electricity back in their homes. In an interview with WSB-TV Atlanta, Rachel Ramsay a resident of Midtown Atlanta says...

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North Korea launches missile over Japan

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Hurricane Irma leaves ‘nuclear landscape’ in Caribbean

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Obama To Bring Civic Leaders To Chicago In October

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he plans to invite civic leaders to Chicago next month to exchange ideas and plan ways to solve some of the world’s common problems. The inaugural Obama Foundation leadership summit “will be a place to gather and learn from one another, and then go back to your communities to lead others in the hard work of change,” Obama said in a video and email released to supporters. The former president said he expects the summit, which will be Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, to bring hundreds of leaders from around the...

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The Caribbean after Irma, in pictures

[ad_1] The Caribbean is no stranger to hurricanes. But to some residents, Hurricane Irma — and the destruction it has caused — is like nothing they’ve ever seen before. The Category 5 storm, the largest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded, left catastrophic damage to the islands in its path. Homes have been destroyed. Neighborhoods have been flooded. Many places are still without power, and there have been reports of food and fuel shortages. Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, described it last week as “total devastation.” The recovery process has begun, but with a hurricane of this magnitude, it’s going...

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