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Bangladesh says it won't assimilate Rohingya Muslims - Dotemirates
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Bangladesh says it won't assimilate Rohingya Muslims

Hanoi: Bangladesh has no plans to take in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees permanently, its foreign secretary said on Wednesday, adding that they "belong" to Myanmar from where they fled.Some 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed from the west of mostly Buddhist Myanmar into Bangladesh from August last year, according to UN agencies, when Rohingya insurgent attacks on Myanmar security forces triggered a sweeping military response.Bangladesh and Myanmar reached a deal in November to begin repatriation within two months, but it has not started, with stateless Rohingya still crossing the border."We are not thinking of assimilating them in Bangladesh. They...


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Dubai court clears Christian Michel’s extradition in AgustaWestland chopper case

Dubai: A Dubai court on Monday ordered the extradition of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel, who is wanted by Indian investigative agencies in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal case, according to a media report. Michel, 54, is currently behind bars in Dubai since he was arrested and sent into custody pending the legal and judicial procedure in the UAE. The Court of Cassation upheld on Monday a lower court order which ruled that Michel could be extradited, dismissing appeals filed by his defence lawyers, the Khaleej Times reported. Judge Abdelaziz Al Zarouni, who headed a...
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Officer among multiple victims injured in shooting near Chicago hospital, police say

Multiple people, including a police officer, have been injured in a shooting near a Chicago hospital, according to police. Law enforcement swarmed the scene near Mercy Hospital and Medical Center after shots were fired near 26th Street and Michigan Avenue, Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, wrote on Twitter. "At least one possible offender is shot," Guglielmi said on Twitter. Police Activity: Reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 26th and Michigan near Mercy Hospital. Avoid area. Heavy police response incoming pic.twitter.com/zBG5d5snLE— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) November 19, 2018 Reports of multiple victims from incident at...
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Maldives-China deal 'one-sided', says ex-president Nasheed

The new Maldives government is considering pulling out of a free trade agreement with China, a top leader from the islands' governing alliance says. "The free trade agreement is very one-sided... the numbers don't match," ex-president Mohamed Nasheed told the BBC.The Maldives' parliament would not approve the law required for the trade deal to come into force, he added.The comments come days after Mr Nasheed's ally Ibrahim Mohamed Solih became the Maldives' new president.Mr Nasheed - a senior advisor to President Solih - was barred from contesting the September elections. There has been no immediate response from China to the...

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US, UK clash with Russia at OPCW over new investigative team

Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Russia Add Interest The U.S. and Western powers on Monday clashed with Russia and others over whether the global chemical weapons watchdog could start apportioning blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks. At a heated session of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' annual conference, both sides bitterly fought over a June decision for the group to set up a new investigative team which could name the perpetrators of chemical attacks — a...
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TSB Bank names new CEO after IT meltdown

LONDON: Britain’s TSB Bank, a subsidiary of Spain’s Sabadell, has hired Debbie Crosbie as chief executive to lead the bank’s efforts to recover from an IT meltdown set to cost more than 320 million euros.Crosbie replaces Paul Pester, who resigned in September after months of pressure over the botched IT system switch that locked nearly two million customers out of online banking services and led to a surge in accounts hit by fraud.Crosbie joins from banking group CYBG PLC, where she has worked for more than 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer.She will become the only female CEO...
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BHP to pay about $390m in taxes

MELBOURNE: BHP on Monday said it had signed an agreement with Australia’s tax authorities to settle a long-running dispute over the global miner’s operations in Singapore.As part of the deal, the world’s largest miner is paying a total of about A$529 million ($386.43 million) in additional taxes on income for 2003 to 2018, BHP said in a statement, adding that it had already paid A$328 million of that.The settlement removes a thorn from the side of BHP which alongside fellow miner Rio Tinto was accused of not paying its fair share of tax as governments cracked down on multinationals in...