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Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication

Nov 22, 2014

Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing "torture" in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabrication. According to the Arakan Project, which plots migration across the Bay of Bengal, about 100,000 Rohingya have left Rakhine since 2012. Violent clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists that year killed hundreds and left 140,000 homeless, most of them Rohingya. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Latin America #opinion
WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo

Nov 22, 2014

WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was over after no people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case. The outbreak, the seventh in the former Zaire since the virus was identified there in 1976, was separate from the one spreading in West Africa, where more than 5,400 people have died. There were 49 deaths out of 66 people infected in the remote northwestern Equateur province during the three-month outbreak, Congolese authorities said last week. #Business #facebook #China #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Indonesian leader plans powerful "kitchen cabinet" to bolster reforms

Nov 22, 2014

Indonesian leader plans powerful "kitchen cabinet" to bolster reforms

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, aims to tighten his control over a potentially unruly cabinet with the introduction next month of a "kitchen cabinet" of trusted aides to help him push through reforms in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. #Japan #Brazil #France #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #Mexico
China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip - report

Nov 22, 2014

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip - report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei #Business #United States #India #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom