Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

A combination of screenshots shows (top) an image taken from the Pulitzer Prize website depicting the migration of Rwandan Hutu refugees in 1996 following violence in Rwanda. The same image (bottom) appears in the Myanmar army’s recently published book on the Rohingya, converted to black-and-white, describing the people as Bengalis entering the country following the […]

Critics ‘chuck rocks from both sides’ at May’s Brexit plans

Critics ‘chuck rocks from both sides’ at May’s Brexit plans

Union, Scottish Saltire and European Union flags (L-R) fly outside of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, September 3 (Reuters): Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy means disaster for Britain, her former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said, as critics at home and officials in Brussels stepped up their opposition […]

Special Report: How Myanmar punished two reporters for uncovering an atrocity

Special Report: How Myanmar punished two reporters for uncovering an atrocity

Reuters journalist Wa Lone departs Insein court after his verdict announcement in Yangon, Myanmar on September 3. (REUTERS File Photo)   YANGON, September 3 (Reuters): Time and again, Myanmar’s government appeared at risk of blowing its prosecution of two young journalists who had exposed a massacre of 10 Muslim men and implicated security forces in the […]

TEACHERS DAY

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein   Rev. Fr. C. Joseph Counsellor, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Teachers are an important role model for all educational organizations. Whatever it is a school, college, university or any other institution they work hard for […]

IKEA apologises after customer reports caterpillar in his food

IKEA apologises after customer reports caterpillar in his food

The logo of IKEA is seen outside its under construction store in Hyderabad on July 18, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   Bengaluru, September 3 (Reuters): IKEA has issued an apology to a customer in Hyderabad after he reported finding a caterpillar in his food at the store and posted a photograph of it on Twitter.   […]

Panama’s first indigenous beauty queen opens doors, breaks social barriers

Anastasia Moloney Thomson Reuters Foundation   Born into Panama’s Comarca Ngobe Bugle indigenous community, Rosa Montezuma is only too well aware of the challenges girls face getting an education and pursuing their dreams.   Now as Panama’s first indigenous woman in the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Montezuma hopes to become an example to show others […]

Iran says militants must be ‘cleaned out’ of Syria’s Idlib

Iran says militants must be ‘cleaned out’ of Syria’s Idlib

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (REUTERS File Photo)   beirut, September 3 (Reuters): Iran called on Monday for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province, as it prepared for talks with Syria and Russia about confronting the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.   Syrian government forces are planning […]

Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

JERUSALEM, September 3 (Reuters): Israel signalled on Monday that it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of air strikes in war-torn Syria.   Citing Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite allies in Iraq in recent months. […]

Reuters duo not expected to serve full seven years in jail

Yangon court gives seven-year terms to reporters, who said they were ‘set up’ with police documents while investigating massacres in Rakhine state, but local media don’t expect they will have to serve that long   Bertil Lintner Asia Times   The verdict – seven years for violating a colonial-era Official Secrets Act – which a […]

Reactions to verdict on Reuters’ Myanmar journalists

Reuters A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.   Here are some reactions to the news. U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel: […]

Brave Combat Federation rope in Mercury Sports Entertainment as partner, promoter

Brave Combat Federation rope in Mercury Sports Entertainment as partner, promoter

New Delhi, Sepetember 3 (IANS): In a bid to promote MMA in country, Brave Combat Federation, Asias largest mixed martial arts organisation, announced Mercury Sports Entertainment as its official partner and promoter in the country, it was announced on Monday.   The association is worth $5,00,000 deal that promises to establish itself as a prime international […]

China’s Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to ‘vanity’ projects

China’s Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to ‘vanity’ projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the High-level Dialogue between Chinese and African Leaders and Business and Industry Representatives at the sixth China-Africa Entrepreneur Conference at the Beijing National Convention Center in Beijing, China on September 3. (REUTERS Photo)   BEIJING, September 3 (Reuters): Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion in financing for Africa […]

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