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Bangladesh says Rohingya outflow 'untenable', seeks solution

GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an “untenable situation”, Bangladesh told a U.N. meeting on Monday. Mark Lowcock (R), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), talks with Shameem Ahsan, Representative of Bangladesh at the U.N. before the Pledging Conference for Rohingya Refugee Crisis ...

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In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

MONROVIA (Reuters) – Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia’s most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty. Pepole play near flags on the beach in the township of West Point, in Monrovia, Liberia, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Next month, ...

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Military option must remain on the table with North Korea – Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) – A military option must remain on the table in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear programme, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, adding that nobody wants tensions in the Korean peninsula to be resolved in such a way. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at a press conference with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray in London, England, October ...

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Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

OSLO (Reuters) – Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment. FILE PHOTO: A BYD electric bus being tested by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Los Angeles, June ...

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Petra Diamonds revenue takes hit from Tanzania crackdown

(Reuters) – Petra Diamonds Ltd’s (PDL.L) first quarter revenue fell by 17 percent after the government of Tanzania last month seized a consignment of diamonds from its Williamson mine. FILE PICTURES: A visitor holds a 17 carat diamond at a Petra Diamonds mine in Cullinan, outside Pretoria, January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko The owner of the Cullinan mine in South ...

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British masts group Arqiva broadcasts $2 billion IPO plan

LONDON (Reuters) – British broadcast and mobile masts company Arqiva IPO-ARGL.L plans to raise around 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in London so far in 2017. Private equity owned Arqiva, which carried the BBC’s first television broadcast in 1936, said on Monday it will use the proceeds from next month’s listing to pay ...

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FTSE edges up but profit warnings sink Pendragon, Dialight

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main share index .FTSE started the week with a modest gain, led by engineering group GKN while Mediclinic shares fell after its bid for Spire Healthcare was rebuffed. A worker shelters from the rain under a Union Flag umbrella as he passes the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain, October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo The ...

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Bangladesh says Rohingya outflow 'untenable', seeks solution

GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an “untenable situation”, Bangladesh told a U.N. meeting on Monday. Mark Lowcock (R), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), talks with Shameem Ahsan, Representative of Bangladesh at the U.N. before the Pledging Conference for Rohingya Refugee Crisis ...

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Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday said it had made “urgent” requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from travelling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident. FILE PHOTO: Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo gesture as talks to reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File ...

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Suspected al Qaeda suicide truck bombing in Yemen kills four soldiers

ADEN (Reuters) – Suspected al Qaeda militants attacked a military checkpoint in the southern Yemen province of Abyan on Monday, killing four soldiers and wounding 10, a military official said. Four men wearing explosive vests emerged from their truck at the checkpoint in the town of Mudia while the driver detonated the vehicle, the official told Reuters. All five attackers ...

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