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Arrested and killed over Bangladesh's war on drugs: Crackdown reflects Sheikh Hasina's growing authoritarian rule, say critics
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Arrested and killed over Bangladesh's war on drugs: Crackdown reflects Sheikh Hasina's growing authoritarian rule, say critics

Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws’ house. At 3:15 am, he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka.

UNHCR welcomes Thailand's move to grant citizenship to three boys and coach trapped in Chiang Rai cave
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UNHCR welcomes Thailand's move to grant citizenship to three boys and coach trapped in Chiang Rai cave

UNHCR has welcomed the Thailand government's move to grant citizenship to the three "Stateless "trapped boys and their coach

Over 1,500 refugees died while trying to reach Europe through Mediterranean Sea in a span of seven months, says UNHCR reports
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Over 1,500 refugees died while trying to reach Europe through Mediterranean Sea in a span of seven months, says UNHCR reports

UNHCR reports have said that more than 1,500 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean Sea

US resettled 33,000 refugees in 2017, down from 97,000 in 2016, reveals UNHCR data; Donald Trump presidency key factor for fall
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US resettled 33,000 refugees in 2017, down from 97,000 in 2016, reveals UNHCR data; Donald Trump presidency key factor for fall

The US resettled 33,000 refugees in 2017, a roughly two-thirds drop from the previous year's figure which stood at 97,000, according to data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

More than 200 migrants drown off Libya coast in two days; nearly 1,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2018, says UN
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More than 200 migrants drown off Libya coast in two days; nearly 1,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2018, says UN

More than 200 migrants are reported to have drowned off Libya in two days, bringing to at least 1,000 the number to die this year on the main migratory route linking Africa and Europe, the UN has said.

Over 7,000 Indians applied for asylum in US in 2017, says UN report; Afghans made up highest number of refugees last year
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Over 7,000 Indians applied for asylum in US in 2017, says UN report; Afghans made up highest number of refugees last year

According to the UN report, there were 1,97,146 refugees in end 2017 in India and 10,519 asylum-seekers with pending cases.

UNHCR on Kashmir: Report highlights UN's tendency to be 'highly selective' in calling out human rights violations
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UNHCR on Kashmir: Report highlights UN's tendency to be 'highly selective' in calling out human rights violations

UNHCR Report on Kashmir, that was released recently, would be comical for its selective focus if it wasn't dealing with issues that are undoubtedly tragic.

UNHCR report on Kashmir is low on facts and a likely product of China-Pakistan connivance
India

UNHCR report on Kashmir is low on facts and a likely product of China-Pakistan connivance

India has also informed the UNHCR of its deep concern over individual prejudices being allowed to undermine the credibility of a UN institution

United Nations claims traffickers shot dead over 12 migrants trying to escape torture, abuse in Libya
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United Nations claims traffickers shot dead over 12 migrants trying to escape torture, abuse in Libya

More than 12 migrants were shot dead by human traffickers while trying to escape a camp in Libya, some were subjected to "torture abuse", the United Nations said

Bangladesh govt, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's claim of repatriating Rohingya family, term statement as 'propaganda'
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Bangladesh govt, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's claim of repatriating Rohingya family, term statement as 'propaganda'

The Bangladeshi government and the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday disputed Myanmar’s claim it had repatriated five members of a Rohingya family, saying neither the government of Bangladesh nor the aid agency had any involvement in any such repatriation.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu scraps agreement with UNHCR to relocate over 16,000 African migrants
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu scraps agreement with UNHCR to relocate over 16,000 African migrants

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal

UN chief Antonio Guterres says Rohingya refugees in flood-prone areas in Bangladesh need to be relocated ahead of rains
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UN chief Antonio Guterres says Rohingya refugees in flood-prone areas in Bangladesh need to be relocated ahead of rains

About 1.5 lakh Rohingya refugees, who fled violence in Myanmar to settle in crowded camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, are living in flood-prone areas and must be relocated ahead of the coming rainy season, said the UN

Assam's demographic mess engineered from outside and within: Bipin Rawat has just stated the obvious
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Assam's demographic mess engineered from outside and within: Bipin Rawat has just stated the obvious

General Bipin Rawat is right to say that it will be problematic to segregate illegal immigrants in Assam, especially since a corrupt machinery has been providing documentation to illegal migrants for decades now

SC tells Centre, states to implement Juvenile Justice Act: Court's directives well-meaning but not child-focused
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SC tells Centre, states to implement Juvenile Justice Act: Court's directives well-meaning but not child-focused

From a governance and policy perspective, the Supreme Court's directions to the Centre, states on Juvenile Justice Act look sound but are not child-focused.

US denies attacking Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan after Islamabad condemns 'unilateral' drone strike
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US denies attacking Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan after Islamabad condemns 'unilateral' drone strike

Pakistan's claim that the US hit an Afghan refugee camp in a drone strike is "false", a US spokesman said Thursday

Over 13 Syrian refugees died of cold while fleeing to Lebanon, says United Nation
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Over 13 Syrian refugees died of cold while fleeing to Lebanon, says United Nation

The number of Syrians who have died trying to flee their war-torn country into neighbouring Lebanon during a snowstorm has risen to at least 13, the United Nations said on Sunday.

UN refugee agency calls for more resettlement options after reports of 160 migrant deaths this year
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UN refugee agency calls for more resettlement options after reports of 160 migrant deaths this year

After 160 people were reported to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the first week in January, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Friday appealed to countries to help save lives by offering more resettlement places

Myanmar military systematically slaughtered dozens of Rohingya Muslims, say survivors
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Myanmar military systematically slaughtered dozens of Rohingya Muslims, say survivors

The ethnic Rohingya Muslim community has long been persecuted and denied basic rights in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar.

Rohingya refugees lose jobs, forced to relocate after Narendra Modi govt brands them 'security threat'
India

Rohingya refugees lose jobs, forced to relocate after Narendra Modi govt brands them 'security threat'

Several cases of Rohingya being fired from jobs in Delhi, Jammu and Punjab because of their identity have been reported