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Nearly 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said nearly 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August.

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Pakistan wins UNHRC election despite opposition by India, US

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pakistan registered yet another time a great victory at the UN Headquarters by winning the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) election despite opposition by India and the United States. It achieved a landslide in a vote by the 193 member General Assembly on Monday.

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Despite Amnesty pressure, pellets still depriving Kashmiris of sight

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A month after the Amnesty International report demanded an end to the use of pellet guns against protestors in Kashmir Valley, the lethal crowd-control weapon continues to deprive young people of eyesight in the territory.

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Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country.

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