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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

17 October 2017 From the section Middle East Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIraqi federal police advance towards disputed city of Kirkuk The US has called for “calm” after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of...
Spanish govt meets for crisis talks over Catalonia

Spanish govt meets for crisis talks over Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will hold an emergency cabinet meeting this morning as ministers discuss how to respond to Catalan separatists signing an independence declaration. In a much anticipated address, the region’s leader Carles Puigdemont insisted...
'Scenes of carnage' if N Korea crisis escalates

'Scenes of carnage' if N Korea crisis escalates

Britain should disown the US if it launched a “preventative” attack against North Korea to stop it developing nuclear weapons, according to a leading military think tank. The unusually blunt advice from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), which is...
Rohingya crisis: Myanmar cancels UN Rakhine visit

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar cancels UN Rakhine visit

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar cancels UN Rakhine visit 28 September 2017 From the section Asia Related Topics Asia migrant crisis Image copyright EPA Image caption Access to violence-hit northern Rakhine state is tightly controlled The United Nations says a planned visit...
UN warns of 'global learning' crisis

UN warns of 'global learning' crisis

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent 27 September 2017 From the section Business Image copyright World Bank Image caption The UN and World Bank warn millions of pupils are not learning even basic literacy and numeracy Six out of 10 children and teenagers...
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis 24 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeavy rainfall from Hurricane Maria put stress on the Guajataca Dam Puerto Rico is facing a growing crisis in the...
Bangladesh seeks UN help in Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh seeks UN help in Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister is seeking UN help in the Rohingya crisis, amid worsening conditions for the 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. Sheikh Hasina has travelled to New York to call for international pressure on the Myanmar regime to ensure...
Aid response to Rohingya crisis must step up – UN

Aid response to Rohingya crisis must step up – UN

Aid agencies must step up operations “massively” to cope with an influx of 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, a senior UN official has said. Muslim Rohingya have been fleeing to Bangladesh since 25 August after insurgent attacks around 30 police...
Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea

Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea

Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea 12 September 2017 From the section Asia Related Topics Asia migrant crisis Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border to Bangladesh Bangladesh’s prime...
Rohingya crisis: Civilians 'maimed by landmines'

Rohingya crisis: Civilians 'maimed by landmines'

Rohingya crisis: Civilians ‘maimed by landmines’ 11 September 2017 From the section Asia Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAzizu Haque lost his legs in a blast, as Reeta Chakrabarti reports The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who...
Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rebuffs rebel ceasefire

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rebuffs rebel ceasefire

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rebuffs rebel ceasefire 10 September 2017 From the section Asia Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is burning down Rohingya villages? Myanmar has brushed off a one-month unilateral ceasefire announced by a Rohingya...
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