Rohingya Refugee Boat Sinks Off Myanmar Coast, Passengers Feared Missing or Dead

At least 17 Rohingya refugees were killed and several more went missing after the boat which carried them sank off the coast of Myanmar while on their way to Malaysia over the weekend. According to the United Nations High Commissioner …

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Bangladesh Floods Kill Dozens

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At least 60 have died in widespread flooding and torrential rains in parts of Bangladesh and India. Mosharraf Hossain, the Sylhet region’s chief government administrator, said floodwaters from India’s northeast breached a main barrier on the Barak River and flooded …

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Storm Kills 8 in Canada, 250,000 Homes Without Power

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At least 8 people were killed after a storm ravaged southern Canadian provinces while an estimated 250,000 homes were left without power. According to Environment Canada, wind gusts of up to 132 km/h were recorded in Kitchener, Ontario while wind …

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North Korea Reports Eight More Deaths as Leader Kim Jong Un Criticizes Pandemic Response

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North Korea reported eight more deaths from a “fever” on May 16 after it recently announced a COVID-19 outbreak. State media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the additional deaths bring the death toll to 50. Over 392,920 more …

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EU COVID-19 Deaths Top 2 million

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday that the COVID-19 deaths in the European region had exceeded two million. WHO released last week a report on excess mortality during the pandemic, which showed that despite the high number of recorded …

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