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UN bill urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

A new UN draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar’s aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging “access to full citizenship on an equal basis.” The European Union-drafted resolution, obtained on Friday by The … Continue reading

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UN bill urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

A new UN draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar’s aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging “access to full citizenship on an equal basis.” The European Union-drafted resolution, obtained on Friday by The … Continue reading

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Boko Haram says schoolgirls ‘married of’

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has said theĀ 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast in April had converted to Islam and been married of. Shekau made the remarks in a new video obtained by AFP … Continue reading

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Boko Haram says schoolgirls ‘married of’

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has said theĀ 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast in April had converted to Islam and been married of. Shekau made the remarks in a new video obtained by AFP … Continue reading

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Army chief takes power in Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, has been forced to leave power after days of protests by tens of thousands of people calling for his ousting. It appeared that the chief of the country’s armed forces took power after … Continue reading

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Army chief takes power in Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, has been forced to leave power after days of protests by tens of thousands of people calling for his ousting. It appeared that the chief of the country’s armed forces took power after … Continue reading

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Peshmerga fighters enter Kobane

Iraqi peshmerga fighters have begun entering the Syrian border town of Kobane where they were expected to join the battle against Islamic State and the Levante (ISIL) besieging the town, activists said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and … Continue reading

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Peshmerga fighters enter Kobane

Iraqi peshmerga fighters have begun entering the Syrian border town of Kobane where they were expected to join the battle against Islamic State and the Levante (ISIL) besieging the town, activists said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso’s president resigns

31 October 2014 Last updated at 23:30 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Gen Honore Traore: “I will assume the responsibility of head of state” Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso’s president resigns

31 October 2014 Last updated at 23:30 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Gen Honore Traore: “I will assume the responsibility of head of state” Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests … Continue reading

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