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Barking Community Forum raise funds for Syria

Emdad Rahman: The Barking Community Forum raised £2,170.39 from the Friday Jumauh prayers which take place at the Hedgecock Community Centre. The funds will go towards the Syria Emergency Appeal for Ghouta.  UK charity Muslim Aid has launched a Syria Emergency Appeal in response to the unfolding catastrophe in Eastern Ghouta, where the death toll and numbers of injured continue to rise. The people ...

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Demo outside London’s Pakistan High Commission demanding justice for war crimes

London: A public demonstration was held outside Pakistan High Commission in Knightsbridge, London on Thursday, 22nd March 2018 by expat Bengalis demanding the trial of 195 Pakistani military officers implicated in committing war crimes during the Bangladesh War of Liberation in 1971. The organisers said that it has been 47 years since the independence of Bangladesh and of one of the bloodiest ...

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Geneva Conference on violent extremism at UN

Geneva, March 22: A Conference titled “Countering Violent Extremism: European Context and the Bangladeshi Diaspora” and its impact & policy options to defend secularism & democracy was held on 22 March at The Palais des Nations, UN, Geneva. The key objective of the Geneva Conference was to uphold secularism to counter violent terrorism and the rise of extremism in the ...

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27 reported missing in Russian mall fire that killed 37

International Desk : A shopping mall fire in a Siberian city killed 37 people and 27 are considered missing, the Russian government said Monday. The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo was extinguished early Monday after burning for hours. State news agency Tass cited the Russian Emergencies Ministry as saying the earlier report of 64 missing included ...

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Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano

A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines’ most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater. Mount Mayon in northeastern Albay province has been erupting more than two weeks, and 84,000 people who fled are staying in schools and other crowded shelters. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said one large lava ...

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36 killed as bus plunges into canal in India

Thirty-six people were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge railing and plunged into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday, police said. Eight injured passengers were admitted at the Baharampur Medical College and Hospital. The Malda-bound public transport bus fell off the Nalini Buske bridge into the Gobra ...

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Regime air raids kill 33 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Regime air strikes have killed 33 civilians in the past 24 hours in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib where government forces are fighting jihadists, a monitor said on Monday. On Monday alone, the strikes killed 16 civilians including 11 in a market in the town of Saraqeb, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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90,000 flee Philippine volcano stretching relief camps

The number of Filipinos fleeing from the erupting Mayon volcano to safe zones has swelled to nearly 90,000, officials said Monday, worsening a sanitation crisis in the already stretched relief camps. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to the central city of Legazpi on Monday to assess the disaster zone, some two weeks after the country’s most active volcano began belching spectacular ...

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UN says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

  More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled violence in Myanmar that flared up in late August. Aid workers say ...

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11 die as militants attack Kabul military academy

At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and 16 others injured as Islamic State militants attacked a military academy in the Afghanistan capital Kabul on early Monday (January 29). A suicide bomber first struck the military unit responsible for providing security for the academy, followed by a gunbattle with the troops, reports the ABC news quoting Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for ...

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