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Rohingya people: Ethnic minority in Myanmar
The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who predominantly follow Islam and reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the Rohingya genocide in 2017. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs. The legal conditions faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar have been widely compared to apartheid by many international academics, analysts and political figures, including Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid activist.

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Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh [Video]

Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh

The refugee is among the first two confirmed cases in the world's biggest and most densely populated camps.

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Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse [Video]

Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse

The UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse will cover those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the systematic killings of the..

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Raab introduces sanctions against human right abusers [Video]

Raab introduces sanctions against human right abusers

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduces the UK's first sanctions regime that targets people who have committed the gravest human rights abuses. He mentions specifically those involved in the deaths..

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Indonesian community praised for rescuing Rohingya refugee [Video]

Indonesian community praised for rescuing Rohingya refugee

Hundreds of thousands of largely Muslim Rohingya have been escaping from Myanmar since 2017.

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Rohingya plight, COVID-19 high on ASEAN summit [Video]

Rohingya plight, COVID-19 high on ASEAN summit

Topics likely to dominate the discussions include the reopening of borders after lockdown, Rohingya refugee crisis and the territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

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Indonesia mulls fate of Rohingya refugees rescued off coast [Video]

Indonesia mulls fate of Rohingya refugees rescued off coast

Government has yet to decide whether they can stay or will be forced back out to sea.

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COVID-19 spreads in cramped Rohingya refugee camp [Video]

COVID-19 spreads in cramped Rohingya refugee camp

The UN refugee agency has been constructing isolation shelters and quarantine facilities but infections continue to rise.

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India braces for biggest storm in a decade [Video]

India braces for biggest storm in a decade

Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were scrambling on Tuesday to move tens of thousands of villagers away from coasts expected to suffer widespread damage from a super cyclone, a task..

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SEUNUDDON, Indonesia--Indonesian fishermen rescued nearly 100 Rohingya refugees, including 79 women and children, in Aceh province after officials said they were planning to push them back out to sea...
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Malaysia could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea: sources

Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on..
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Traffickers demand payments for Rohingya stranded at sea

People traffickers holding hundreds of Rohingya refugees at sea are demanding payments from their families before they will release them from boats off the shores of Southeast Asia, relatives and..
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U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for genocide case

Lawyers bringing a case before the World Court accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority have asked a U.S. district court to order Facebook to release posts and communications..
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Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

malaysia to ask bangladesh to take back rohingya refugees found at sea
Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation's defence minister said on Tuesday...
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Malaysia detains 270 Rohingya refugees who had drifted at sea for weeks

Rohingya refugees had been stranded offshore for weeks, unable to dock because of Covid-19 lockdown.
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Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with symptoms of the novel coronavirus are not coming forward to get tested because they fear being separated from their families and held in isolation, community..
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First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh camps

An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast due to..
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Bangladesh confirms 1st death of Rohingya from coronavirus

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DHAKA: Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been..
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Rohingya refugee crisis: 'The bodies were thrown out of the boat'

Khadiza Begum, a Rohingya refugee, left Myanmar to escape violence but found more horror at sea.
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Myanmar updates U.N. court on 'confidential' Rohingya measures

Myanmar has filed a report on its adherence to measures to protect its Rohingya Muslim minority imposed by the United Nations' highest court, but details of the document have not been published.
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Myanmar updates top U.N. court on measures to protect Rohingya minority

Myanmar has filed a first report with the U.N.'s highest court on its adherence to measures imposed in January to protect the Muslim minority Rohingya, the court said on Monday.
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Myanmar army accused of new atrocities in attack on Rakhine village

myanmar army accused of new atrocities in attack on rakhine village
Less than three years since a crackdown against Rohingya, troops are again accused of war crimes – this time against Rakhine Buddhists Kyaw Thu* waited until night fell before taking his family to..
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Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as coronavirus stokes xenophobia

Eleyas, a Rohingya Muslim, fled to Malaysia six years ago, seeking a safe haven from persecution in Myanmar.
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Thailand detains 15 Rohingya migrants for illegal entry

Police in Thailand have arrested 15 Rohingya Muslims on charges of illegal entry and are investigating the possibility that they could be victims of human trafficking.
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Bangladesh moves Rohingya to island shelters as huge cyclone nears

Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region,..
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Amnesty says 1,000 Rohingya stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals borders

At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not..
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Coronavirus: Two Rohingya test positive in refugee camp

Aid agencies warn of the impact on the camp in Bangladesh, home to around one million Rohingya.
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Bangladesh says coronavirus detected in Rohingya refugee camp - official

The novel coronavirus has been detected in one of the camps in southern Bangladesh that are home to more than a million Rohingya refugees, officials said on Thursday, as humanitarian groups warned that..
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UN urges Bangladesh to accept Rohingya refugees

un urges bangladesh to accept rohingya refugees
The UN has urged Bangladesh to allow two boats carrying Rohingya refugees to land in Bangladesh. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned that unless these refugees from..
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Delhi High Court dismisses petition seeking relief packages for Rohingyas settled in national capital

The petition claimed that Rohingyas in Khajuri Khas, Shram Vihar, and Madanpur Khadar were not getting the relief packages announced by Delhi Government during the pandemic.
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Bangladesh quarantines hundreds of Rohingya boat people on island: officials

The Bangladesh navy has rescued around 280 Rohingya Muslims from the Bay of Bengal, towing their stranded boat to an island where they will be quarantined as a precaution against the coronavirus, coast..
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Rohingya survivors tell of misery and death at sea; hundreds still adrift

Rohingya refugee Shahab Uddin thought the wooden trawler he boarded in February would be his ticket out of a camp in Bangladesh to a better life in Malaysia.
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Dozens of Rohingya from stranded boat land in southern Bangladesh - official says

Dozens of Rohingya believed to be from one of several boats stuck at sea landed on the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said, as concerns grew over hundreds stranded for weeks on..
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Refugee camp image wins food photo contest

An image of children at a Rohingya refugee camp wins Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020.
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Rohingya crisis: Hundreds of refugees stranded in boats at sea

The Malaysian government has turned away Rohingya refugees, over fears about coronavirus.
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U.N. concerned over 'grave immediate risk' to Rohingya refugees on boats

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR voiced mounting concern on Thursday over a “grave immediate risk” to Rohingya refugees aboard boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, urging Southeast Asian..
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Probe Rohingya link with Jamaat meet, screen them: MHA to states

The home ministry has asked all states and Union territories to screen Rohingya Muslims living in their jurisdictions, for possible Covid-19 infection. This comes amid reports that some Rohingya..
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Bangladesh coast guard rescues 396 Rohingya from drifting boat; 32 dead

At least 32 ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that drifted for weeks after it failed to reach Malaysia, officials of the Bangladesh coast guard said on Thursday, following the rescue of 396 starving..
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Starving Rohingya refugees rescued off Bangladesh after two months at sea

The Rohingya Muslims are believed to have been drifting at sea for two months.
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Two dozen Rohingya died on drifting boat; 382 rescued: Bangladesh

At least two dozen ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that was drifting for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia, Bangladesh coastguard officials said on Thursday, after 382 starving survivors were..
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Over two dozen Rohingya died on rescued boat, Bangladesh coast guard says

At least two dozen ethnic Rohingya died aboard a ship that was rescued on Wednesday with nearly 400 starving people aboard after failing to reach Malaysia and drifting for weeks, Bangladesh coast guard..
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Bangladesh rescues hundreds of Rohingya drifting at sea for nearly two months

bangladesh rescues hundreds of rohingya drifting at sea for nearly two months
About 400 were on board, and more than 30 had died during perilous attempt to reach Malaysia Bangladesh’s coastguard says it has rescued at least 382 “starving” Rohingya refugees floating in a..
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Malaysia intercepts boat ferrying 202 suspected Rohingya

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities said on Sunday they had intercepted a boat ferrying a group of 202 people believed to be ethnic Rohingya. Malaysia, which does not recognise refugee...
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