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Day: September 11, 2017

Enforced removals of EU nationals during Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Enforced removals of EU nationals during Brexit

    The number of EU citizens the Government is deporting from the UK has rocketed since the Brexit vote, despite ministers promises to guarantee residents rights, The Independent can reveal. Analysis of official government data shows there were 26 per cent more enforced removals of EU nationals in the first three months of 2017 than in the same period last year. Almost 5,000 EU citizens have now been deported from Britain in the last 12 months: the highest since current records began and an increase of 14 per cent in the last year alone. The figures come after a leaked Home Office memo revealed comprehensive plans to significantly restrict immigration from Europe when Britain leaves the EU. Meanwhile, Tony Blair yesterday called for tough new rules to allow Britain to curb EU...
Why Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s Nobel Prize should be stripped
Asia, ENGLISH

Why Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s Nobel Prize should be stripped

    More than 400,000 people are calling for Aung Sang Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize over her response to the Rohingya Muslim crisis. The leader of Burma’s National League for Democracy party was given the prestigious award in 1991 for campaigning for her country to hold full and free elections. But more than 405,000 people have now signed a petition on Change.org demanding the Nobel Committee withdraw the award from Ms Suu Kyi, who has been widely accused of failing to protect Burma's Rohingya population. Until this second, the de facto ruler of Myanmar [Burma] Aung San Suu Kyi has done virtually nothing to stop this crime against humanity in her country, the petition reads. The Norwegian Nobel committee has said they will not rescind the award, saying only ...
300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas
Asia, ENGLISH

300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas

    The top UN human rights official on Monday denounced Myanmar’s brutal security operation against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state, saying it was disproportionate to insurgent attacks carried out last month. Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, said that more than 270,000 people had fled to Bangladesh, with more trapped on the border, amid reports of the burning of villages and extrajudicial killings. We have received multiple reports and satellite imagery of security forces and local militia burnin...
Irma winds of 75 mph: Florida Panhandle later today and move through Georgia
America, ENGLISH

Irma winds of 75 mph: Florida Panhandle later today and move through Georgia

    Hurricane Irma, now a Category 1 storm with top sustained winds of 75 mph, was battering Orlando early Monday morning after lashing southern Florida and moving across the center of the state. The storm’s center was headed north on track to hit the Florida Panhandle later today and move through Georgia. More than 4 million people were without power in Florida and many towns and cities imposed curfews. Miami-Date police said early Monday they arrested 28 people for burglary/looting. Fort Lauderale police also said they arrested several looters. Over 73,000 were powerless in Georgia. Irma struck south Florida with powerful wind, rain and flooding, swamping parts of Naples and Miami on opposite coasts before moving north over the center of the state. A storm surge of 10 feet w...
UN approves US proposal for harsher sanctions after Pyongyang conducted
ENGLISH, United Nation

UN approves US proposal for harsher sanctions after Pyongyang conducted

    North Korea warned of retaliation if the United Nations Security Council approves a U.S. proposal for harsher sanctions after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Kim Jong Un’s regime is closely following the moves of the U.S. with vigilance, its state run Korean Central News Agency said Monday, citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In case the U.S. eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful resolution on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. pays a due price, it said, using its formal country name. The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history, KCNA reported. North Korean leader Kim Jon...