The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union migration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination inside the bloc to be able to send more people with no right to asylum in Europe back to their home countries including Iraq. Three years after the 27-nation EU agreed to restrict visas for countries … Read more

Deadliest year for Rohingya at sea in years as 180 presumed drowned

NEW DELHI/DHAKA, Dec 26 (Reuters) – The possible sinking of a boat in recent weeks with 180 Rohingya Muslims on board could make 2022 one of the deadliest years at sea in almost a decade for the community, a UN agency said, as refugees try to flee desperate conditions in Bangladesh camps. Nearly 1 million … Read more

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Power grid collapse leads to blackouts in 75-80% Bangladesh Authorities working to restore power, investigating cause The government had rationed some gas due to high global prices DHAKA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working … Read more

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

Court rules case brought by Gambia can proceed Any full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) – The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, … Read more

Monsoon rains kill dozens, millions stranded in Bangladesh and India

DHAKA / ASSAM, India, June 19 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said. In the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at … Read more

Indonesia to ban palm oil exports to curb domestic prices

People shop for cooking oil made from oil palms at a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 27, 2022. REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Ban ‘totally unexpected’ – India trade group Govt under pressure to control cooking oil prices Global prices at records this year after Indonesian curbs … Read more

Column: Asia unlikely to rescue Russian coal amid Europe ban

Trains move at Borodinsky opencast colliery, owned by the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK), near the Siberian town of Borodino east of Krasnoyarsk, Russia February 26, 2019. REUTERS / Ilya Naymushin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 11 (Reuters) – Russia is putting on a brave face when it … Read more

No country with WHO air quality standards in 2021, survey shows

SHANGHAI, March 22 (Reuters) – Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on Tuesday, and smog even rebounded in some regions after a COVID -related dip. The WHO recommends that average annual readings of small and … Read more

Legendary cricketer Shane Warne dies at 52 in Thailand

BANGKOK, March 4 (Reuters) – Australian cricketer Shane Warne, one of the finest spin bowlers of all time whose talent and personality transcended the sport, died aged 52 on Friday. read more Warne, who ended his spell-binding international career in 2007 with a remarkable 708 test wickets, died from a suspected heart attack in Koh … Read more