Monday, 18 June, 2018

Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

A Myanmar soldier stands near Maungdaw in northern Rakhine state Myanmar on Sept. 27 2017 A Myanmar soldier stands near Maungdaw in northern Rakhine state Myanmar on Sept. 27 2017. Soe Zeya Tun—Reuters
Andrew Cummings | 13 January, 2018, 00:58

The military of Myanmar has admitted that its soldiers killed 10 captured Rohingya Muslims, who they labelled "terrorists".

The statement, published Wednesday on the Facebook page of Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, explained that security forces had been conducting a "clearance operation" when "200 Bengali terrorists attacked using sticks and swords". It comes as two reporters for Reuters news agency face trial for receiving secret documents reportedly related to the massacre.

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday it was "positive" that the country's military was taking responsibility for the actions of troops after the army said soldiers were involved in killing 10 captured Rohingya Muslims.

On Wednesday, it admitted that ethnic Rakhine villagers and security forces killed the 10 Royingya Muslims in the village on September 2 previous year.

Myanmar's army launched a sweeping offensive in the north of the western state of Rakhine in response to Rohingya militant attacks on August 25, triggering an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya villagers to Bangladesh.

"Villagers and members of the security forces have confessed that they committed murder", the military said in the statement, promising that those responsible would be "dealt according with the law".

Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington
Should Eason choose the Huskies, it would give him a year to learn the team's system while providing UW with flexibility. As a true freshman, Eason started the final 12 games of the 2016 season after replacing Greyson Lambert in the opener.

Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers
Of the respondents, 60.3% said they had tried a cigarette , with 68.9% of those admitting they had progressed to daily smoking. The data ranged from 2000 to 2016 and examined the smoking habits of adults in the USA , the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

Winter flu outbreak hits Hong Kong, with ten reported deaths
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported the state's first pediatric flu death of the season. Up to December 30, 1,050 influenza-associated hospitalizations had been reported and 34 deaths.

"We have made a decision to provide the aid in response to the agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to represent an worldwide message of support so that the repatriation can be carried out promptly", said Foreign Ministry official Shinobu Yamaguchi in a statement. Myanmar denies that, saying its forces were carrying out legitimate counterinsurgency operations.

The United Nations' top human rights official in September described the Myanmar army's crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

The villagers assisted in the execution, according to the statement, because they wanted revenge on the Rohingya militants who had killed their family members in the past.

Villagers had dug a pit and the men were ordered to enter it, where they were shot by the security forces.

James Gomez, Amnesty International's Southeast Asia and Pacific director, said the acknowledgement marked "a sharp departure from the army's policy of blanket denial of any wrongdoing". However, it is only the tip of the iceberg and warrants serious independent investigation into what other atrocities were committed amid the ethnic cleansing campaign that has forced out more than 655,000 Rohingya.

Recommended

  • Meghan Markle Bids Farewell To All Of Her Social Media Accounts

    Meghan Markle Bids Farewell To All Of Her Social Media Accounts

    Last year, Markle also deleted her lifestyle blog " The Tig " after posting a personal message to her fans. In contrast, Meghan Markle was born to Thomas Markle and Doria Radlan in 1981, meaning that she is now 36.
    In major shift, Trump admin. will let states impose Medicaid work requirement

    In major shift, Trump admin. will let states impose Medicaid work requirement

    Lambeth said he has been puzzled by the Trump administration's slow approach to the state Medicaid waiver request . That's because children - who make up almost half of Medicaid enrollees - are excluded.
    Kanye West fulfills fan dying of cancer's final wish

    Kanye West fulfills fan dying of cancer's final wish

    Hip-hop artist Kanye West granted a fan battling cancer's final wish before her death: to have him rap to her over FaceTime. Kim Kardashian , while suffering the same fate, has a bit more to work with when it comes to her daughter, North West.
  • Tesco thanks fresh food for Christmas sales rise

    Tesco thanks fresh food for Christmas sales rise

    Its food sales also disappointed, down 0.4%, as it admitted the division was suffering "ongoing under-performance". Today, Tesco released its holiday sales and it showed a 1.9% increase, a huge miss compared to the 2.8% estimate.
    Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith

    Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith

    The same can also be said for the Browns' 2 current vice presidents of player personnel Andrew Berry and Ken Kovash. Owner Jimmy Haslam will surely be hoping Dorsey and Wolf can lead the Browns back to respectability with haste.
    Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

    Overwatch League Partners With Twitch In Two-Year Broadcast Deal

    The core addition of the patch is an entirely new menu accessed via the Overwatch League button on the main screen. For the first two seasons, Twitch will be the exclusive worldwide third-party provider for Overwatch League.
  • OJ Simpson responds to claim he's Khloe Kardashian's biological father

    OJ Simpson responds to claim he's Khloe Kardashian's biological father

    I would be proud if I had anything to do with it, but I don't , he proclaimed as his daughter flagged him to down to leave. Khloe is expecting her first child with boyfriend, National Basketball Association star, Tristan Thompson , 27.
    Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'

    Gerrit Cole reportedly not traded to Astros: 'False rumor'

    Right now the Yankees have Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery in their rotation. In five years with the Pirates, Cole has a 59-42 record with a 3.50 ERA, averaging 156 innings a season in 127 starts.
    Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset launched at CES 2018

    Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream VR headset launched at CES 2018

    That should be enough storage for plenty of images, but there is also a micro SD card slot in case you need some more storage. Lenovo today announced the world's first self-contained virtual reality headset powered by Google's Daydream VR platform .
  • James Franco's Accusers Open Up About Allegations

    James Franco's Accusers Open Up About Allegations

    Clode was 17-years-old after when the actor propositioned her, after attending a Franco-starring performance of Of Mice and Men . Franco stressed that listening to those who come forward is important - even if he denied these specific claims against him.
    House OKs foreign surveillance program

    House OKs foreign surveillance program

    The House of Representatives has reauthorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for six years. Another major loophole of Section 702 of FISA is that the government collects broad information "about" a target .
    Kia Niro EV shows brand's electric future

    Kia Niro EV shows brand's electric future

    Kia envisions owners using face recognition and voice control to "log-in" to their cars in the future. Inside the Niro EV features an entirely new minimalistic interior with new technologies.

Ripple (XRP) and MoneyGram (NASDAQ: $MGI) Partner to Modernize Payments Ripple (XRP) and MoneyGram (NASDAQ: $MGI) Partner to Modernize Payments Similarly, the average transaction time for XRP is 2-3 seconds with other top digital assets ranging from 15 minutes to an hour. The value of XRP surged nearly 15% to $2.22 on the announcement, according to Coinmarketcap data.

Tunisia: Protests against Rising Prices, Tax Increases Sweep Streets Tunisia: Protests against Rising Prices, Tax Increases Sweep Streets Prime Minister Youssef Chahed called for calm, while at the same time affirming the right to demonstrate in the streets. The protest movement began spontaneously after a few people tagged the phrase on walls across cities in Tunisia .

Julian Assange Granted An Ecuadorian Passport Julian Assange Granted An Ecuadorian Passport The UK's rejection of a diplomatic pass comes after Assange tweeted a cryptic picture of him dressed in the colours of Ecuador . Julian Assange obtained global protection in August 2012 from the Ecuadorian Government at the time.

Thousands expected at downtown Orlando block party for unbeaten UCF Knights Thousands expected at downtown Orlando block party for unbeaten UCF Knights The billboard reads: "Congratulations Alabama!" UCF's 13-0 ideal season will culminate with the highest ranking in school history. A future meeting of the teams would do nothing to change the outcome of 2017, but it'd still be fun, and fun things are good.

Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018: Every Nintendo Switch Game Announced Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018: Every Nintendo Switch Game Announced After releasing on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One, this co-operative multiplayer shooter graces the Nintendo Switch. The highly stylized and artistically rendered Action RPG will even come with a new scenario that delves deeper into the story.

Nintendo Direct Mini: Dark Souls remaster and so much more Nintendo Direct Mini: Dark Souls remaster and so much more Put simply there's a motherload of games and extra content coming to the Switch to bolster its now healthy lineup. However if you don't yet have a Nintendo Switch or have yet to play Dark Souls , don't worry.

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has life support turned off Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has life support turned off Whitall was a habitual traffic offender with more than 60 convictions to his name, according to The Daily Telegraph . Just yesterday their funeral took place at St Marys Cathedral in Sydney and today, Jessica joined them in peace.

Facebook testing new feature to host city-specific local news Facebook testing new feature to host city-specific local news Social media platform, Facebook , on Wednesday announced its new feature aimed at disseminating local news to its users. It will include community updates, group discussions and local events, along with a local news component.

Google Merges Android Pay And Google Wallet Into "Google Pay" Google Merges Android Pay And Google Wallet Into Through Google Pay, it is possible to send and receive money from/to your friends/colleagues/family apart from shopping payments. Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps into a single service called, you guessed it, Google Pay.

Mark Wahlberg paid 1500 times more than Michelle Williams for movie reshoots Mark Wahlberg paid 1500 times more than Michelle Williams for movie reshoots Apparently, the film had all the money for star Mark Wahlberg , but not for his co-star Michelle Williams . The only thing to do in this situation is sending Williams a check for the same amount Wahlberg was given.

Harvey Weinstein Got Slapped In The Face Last Night Harvey Weinstein Got Slapped In The Face Last Night But as Weinstein asked the man not to film him and his coach tried to block the camera, Steve slapped the producer in the face. A diner identified as " Steve " accosts Harvey Weinstein as he leaves a restaurant in Arizona. "You're a f-ing piece of s-t".

Giants to hire Matt Patricia as head coach? Giants to hire Matt Patricia as head coach? However, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News said that the #New York Giants might beat them for Patricia's services. Patricia will remain in full Bill Belichick , say nothing in any public way-mode until the Patriots' season is over.

More snow, more cold + Montana road conditions More snow, more cold + Montana road conditions The National Weather Service has released information about a winter storm that will soon hit southeast Missouri and southern IL . The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour .

He set a spider on fire. But the spider got even He set a spider on fire. But the spider got even The fire wasn't enough to completely destroy the apartment, but the extent of the damage has forced the residents to move out. Residents did attempt putting out the fire with a garden hose but were unsuccessful, AJC.com quotes fire officials.

Future Man: Hulu Orders Second Season of Seth Rogen Time Travel Comedy It isn't clear when production will begin on this new season, or when the production will announce any new Runaways cast members . It is the story of six diverse teens who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe-their parents.