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Genocide hate speech 'persists on Facebook' By BBC | Last Updated: 16th August, 2018, 12:14

The network is still being used to encourage violence against the Muslim group in Myanmar despite the tech firm promising to tackle the issue

Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'

Viewpoint: Chinese mosque standoff risks peace in model Muslim province Mosque demolition stokes unease in Muslim China

The government has now promised not to demolish the mosque entirely, but maintains the need for alterations to its Arabesque features


UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria: UN

The estimate of between 20,000 and 30,000 members includes "a significant component of the many thousands of active foreign terrorist fighters


Growing vulnerabilities of tigers: 50 beaten dead in 18 years 50 tigers beaten dead in 18 years

Over 332 people killed by the big cats during the same period as they entered localities in search of food


Colombia recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state Colombia recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state

Colombia is the last country in South American to recognize Palestinian statehood


UN for ensuring indigenous peoples’ opportunity to prosper in healthy planet Ensure indigenous peoples’ opportunity to prosper: UN

The UN chief makes the call in a message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples that falls on August 9


On the backfoot, IS uses old tactics to gain new strength
IS uses old tactics to gain new strength

IS uses similar tactics in Iraq and in Syria's northeast


Bangamata’s birth anniversary Wednesday

Bangamata’s birth anniversary Wednesday

Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu was born at Tungipara village of Gopalganj on this day in 1930


Sheikh Kamal was first martyr of Aug 15, 1975 carnage

Sheikh Kamal was first martyr of Aug 15, 1975 carnage

He was buried along with his mother and other slained family members at Banani Graveyard


Is Iran's Rouhani a lame duck president?
Is Iran's Rouhani a lame duck president?

Rouhani set a target of $50 billion in foreign investment for its first year, but only $3.4 billion showed up


Osama Bin Laden: Mother Alia Ghanem remembers 'good child' Bin Laden's mother recalls 'good child'

Alia Ghanem gives an interview to British newspaper the Guardian from the family's home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Decoding talaq, its provenance and legality Decoding talaq, its provenance and legality

Triple talaq refers to a practice, where a Muslim man pronounces talaq three times to effect divorce


Australian chain sets 3rd deadline to end free plastic bags Australian chain sets 3rd deadline to end free plastic bags

A major Australian supermarket chain has been handing out reusable plastic bags to most of its Australian customers since July 1


Plastic bags: Australia anger over Coles 'caving in to tantrums' Australia fury over plastic bag U-turn

Now a major supermarket chain has drawn fury by indefinitely extending its giveaway of new, reusable plastic bags


Pakistan election sees rise of anti-blasphemy party Pakistan election sees rise of anti-blasphemy party

Blasphemy laws permit the automatic death penalty for anyone deemed to have insulted Islam or the Prophet Muhammad


Assam: Four million risk losing India citizenship Assam: Four million risk losing India citizenship

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, when Bangladesh was created


Riverside people in Myanmar urged to evacuate as water exceeds danger level Water exceeds danger level in Myanmar

The rivers where the water level had risen to the danger level included Sittoung River, Shwegyin River, Bago River and Thanlwin River


711 kids in custody haven't been reunited with their parents 711 migrant kids haven't been reunited with parents

More than 400 haven't been reunited because their parents were likely deported and officials don't know the parents' whereabouts


US child migrants: Trump administration says 1,800 reunited Over 1,800 US child migrants reunited

This includes 1,442 children back with their parents in US immigration custody and 378 others released in "appropriate circumstances"


UN chief: Colombia's new government must consolidate peace UN chief: Colombia's new government must consolidate peace

Guterres says in a report to the Security Council circulated Wednesday that there is probably no greater challenge for the incoming government


Assad's victory posters crowd Damascus streets Assad's victory posters crowd Damascus streets

"Master of victories," proclaims the writing on a poster of a smiling Assad in a blue suit and tie, placed on a street in Damascus


Blood Moon 2018: Here’s the guide to watch the century’s longest lunar eclipse Blood Moon 2018: Here’s the guide to watch the century’s longest lunar eclipse

The Moon will be visible from Earth in red color on July 27 from 11:44 to 1:51 am


Iran lifts ban on non-Muslim city council member after outcry Iran lifts ban on non-Muslim city council member after outcry

Iran’s constitution mandates five reserved seats in the 290-seat parliament for recognised religious minorities — Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians


Ecuadorean townspeople build record pyramid of roses Ecuadorean townspeople build record pyramid of roses

Nearly all the flowers are red roses, with 6 percent white, pink and yellow to provide white borders and a dazzling sun


India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings India lynchings: WhatsApp sets new rules after mob killings

The announcement comes after a spate of mob lynchings were linked to messages that circulated on WhatsApp groups


Australia overtaking UK for overseas students Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

Researchers at UCL's Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being pushed into third place behind the United States and Australia


Higher blood lead found in pregnant women of Bangladesh: icddr,b study Higher blood lead found in pregnant women of Bangladesh: icddr,b study

The study identified multiple possible sources of lead exposure from the environment and food sources


Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history Welcome to the Meghalayan Age

Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet


Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed Recipe for the world's oldest bread revealed

According to scientists, this is the recipe for the world's oldest bread, dating back more than 14,000 years


When Teesta water treaty loomed large on India-Bangladesh ties When Teesta water treaty loomed large on India-Bangladesh ties

Both countries have come a long way from 2011, when the Teesta water accord was caught in a diplomatic logjam


Killing rats could save coral reefs Killing rats could save coral reefs

Scientists now advocate eradicating rats from all of the islands to protect these delicate marine habitats


Cave rescue: 'Hope became reality' says Navy Seal chief

Cave rescue 'hope became reality'

The group was trapped in the cave by rising water and rescued in a dramatic operation that captivated the world


DNA tests ordered to reunite separated migrant families

DNA tests for separated migrant families

Activists fear the DNA data can be used by the government for other purposes


Silent pain: Rohingya rape survivors' babies quietly emerge

Rohingya rape survivors' babies quietly emerge

More than 10 months have passed since Myanmar's security forces launched a sweeping campaign of rape and other brutalities against the Rohingya


Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

The 13, who disappeared when flooding trapped them in the cave they were exploring on June 23 after a soccer game, were found by rescue divers


Journalist leaves ABC after inaccurate Flynn report Journalist leaves ABC after inaccurate Flynn report

Ross reported that Flynn would testify that the president ordered him to reach out to Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign


Himmler's daughter worked for post-war German spy agency Himmler's daughter worked for spy agency

Her father was in Hitler's inner circle and is viewed as the chief architect of the Holocaust


Capital Gazette shooting: Staff publish Friday edition Capital Gazette shooting: Staff publish Friday edition

A Capital Gazette reporter tweeted the charge sheet which shows that Jarrod Ramos was charged with five counts of first-degree murder


China caps film stars' pay over 'money worship and tax evasion' China puts limit on film stars' pay

Actors in Chinese films and TV programmes will have their pay capped at 40% of total production costs


Dr Yunus urges all to get out of civilisation based on greed Dr Yunus urges all to get out of civilisation based on greed

Dr Yunus says one percent of the global population controls 73 percent of the wealth and greed will start swallowing up everything creating conflicts

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