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Britain: Islamophobia holds back Muslims in workplace


Britain’s Muslim men and women are being held back in workplace by extensive Islamophobia, racism and discrimination according to a study conducted by Social Mobility Commission. The study highlighted that Muslim adults were less likely to be in full-time work. The research for the government’s social mobility commission found that …

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UN says 270,000 refugees enter Bangladesh


Some 270,000 refugees have fled Myanmar s violence-wracked Rakhine state and entered Bangladesh in the last fortnight, most from the Muslim Rohingya minority, the United Nations said Friday. “An estimated 270,000 refugees arrived in Bangladesh in the last two weeks,” said Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency. …

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India’s army chief says China ‘testing limits’ after stand-off


India’s army chief has said his country must be prepared for war and accused China of “testing our limits”, days after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended one of their worst border stand-offs in decades. General Bipin Rawat said India could not afford to be complacent and should be prepared for the …

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U.N. estimates up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims could flee Myanmar violence to Bangladesh


Up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims could flee violence in northwestern Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, a U.N. agency official said on Wednesday, warning of a funding shortfall for emergency food supplies for the refugees. According to estimates issued by United Nations workers in Bangladesh’s border region of Cox’s Bazar, arrivals since …

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Netanyahu bans Al-Jazeera journalist from govt seminar on freedom of speech


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned Al-Jazeera’sJerusalem bureau chief from attending a seminar about freedom of speech, officials said, the latest move against the broadcaster by the Israeli leader. The Israeli government press office said late Wednesday that Netanyahu had demanded Walid Al-Omary be excluded from the conference taking place on Thursday. …

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With no government help, Mumbai flood victims are on their own


When Surekha Chiplunkar’s home started to flood during recent heavy rains in Mumbai she knew exactly what to do — she had to; catastrophe comes every year and no one else was going to help. Her family’s tiny ground floor apartment in central Mumbai is one of hundreds of thousands …

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Indian court sentences two men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts


An Indian court on Thursday sentenced two men to death and two others to life in prison for a series of bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. A fifth man was given 10 years in prison. The five men were convicted earlier of criminal conspiracy and murder …

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