Bat Samples Tested for Origin of the Novel Coronavirus

Thai researchers are collecting samples from bats to test if they could also carry a novel coronavirus, similar to what bats in China were found to have. The results could help answer the mystery over the origin of the Covid-19 virus. Earlier research has pointed in the direction of bats as they are hosts to … Read more Bat Samples Tested for Origin of the Novel Coronavirus

Internet Shutdowns: 53 Blackouts Recorded So Far in 2020, Say Digital Rights Activists

At least 53 internet shutdowns in 15 countries have been recorded in 2020 so far, according to digital rights group Access Now. Countries in which governments have significantly restricted, throttled or shutdown internet access in 2020 include Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi and others, campaigners say. In a global reported published February, Access Now … Read more Internet Shutdowns: 53 Blackouts Recorded So Far in 2020, Say Digital Rights Activists

Myanmar: Karen minority demand troops leave area

Myanmar’s military says two soldiers accused of killing a woman from an ethnic minority community will face a court-martial. The mother of three’s death has reignited anger in Karen state, where there has been unrest for decades. Karen community leaders say the army is using coronavirus lockdown measures as an excuse to attack villagers. Al … Read more Myanmar: Karen minority demand troops leave area

‘We launch pilot projects and train villagers on poverty alleviation’ to aid ASEAN countries

China is determined to win the battle against poverty this year as scheduled despite adverse impact by the COVID-19 epidemic. What’s the biggest challenge of China’s poverty alleviation mission this year? What poverty reduction experiences can China share with other developing countries? And how does China cooperate with ASEAN countries on poverty alleviation? Su Guoxia, … Read more ‘We launch pilot projects and train villagers on poverty alleviation’ to aid ASEAN countries

Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Twenty-six Rohingya refugees, who had been feared drowned while trying to swim ashore close to the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi, have been found alive. They were found trying to hide in the vegetation on a nearby islet, a senior coastguard official said on Monday. All have been detained as Malaysia does not recognise refugee … Read more Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Conflict related sexual violence: turning commitments into compliance – Security Council (17 July)

High-level open debate on the theme “Conflict related sexual violence: turning commitments into compliance”. In his report on conflict-related sexual violence (S/2020/487 – https://www.undocs.org/en/S/2020/487 ), the Secretary General stated that we must harness the transformative power of women’s leadership, and of amplifying the perspectives and experiences of survivors, in order to move from resolutions to … Read more Conflict related sexual violence: turning commitments into compliance – Security Council (17 July)

Banned: UK sanctions those connected to murders of regime critics and dissidents

Nearly 50 people have been told they will be unable to spend their ill-gotten gains in the UK as Britain released details of its new sanctions list. Among those sanctioned are men allegedly connected to the deaths of the Russian dissident Sergei Magnitsky, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the genocide of Muslims in Myanmar. … Read more Banned: UK sanctions those connected to murders of regime critics and dissidents

Dominic Raab announces UK sanctions against human rights abusers

Dominic Raab has unveiled long-awaited UK government sanctions against human rights abusers in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea. The measures, announced by the foreign secretary on Monday, include asset freezes and travel bans and represent the first time the UK will alone name and penalise individuals and organisations accused of human rights abuses … Read more Dominic Raab announces UK sanctions against human rights abusers

Tragic landslide | At least 160 killed at jade mining site in Myanmar

The bodies of at least 160 people have been recovered from the rubble following a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/akti Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt … Read more Tragic landslide | At least 160 killed at jade mining site in Myanmar

Myanmar: Miners buried in mass grave after landslide

“We are working for our living at the jade mine,” says the aunt of a dead miner, as relatives mourn, and dozens of bodies are buried in a mass grave after a landslide killed over 170 jade miners in north Myanmar. Search and recovery operations continue at the site of the tragedy. Subscribe to us … Read more Myanmar: Miners buried in mass grave after landslide

Myanmar jade mine disaster: More bodies found at landslide site

Rescuers in Myanmar have pulled out more bodies from a collapsed jade mine in the northern state of Kachin. Piles of waste had collapsed into a lake on Thursday, burying more than 160 workers. Local officials say they expect the death toll to rise. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Myanmar jade mine disaster: More bodies found at landslide site

Mountain collapse causes mudslide killing 160 people in Myanmar

More than 160 people were killed in a mudslide caused by the collapse of a slice of mountain at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, in one of the worst disasters to hit the industry. Workers had been collecting stones in the mountainous terrain of Hpakant township when they were trapped by the landslide on Thursday … Read more Mountain collapse causes mudslide killing 160 people in Myanmar

Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Myanmar – Security Council – Libya – Yemen – Afghanistan – Kenya – Bangladesh – Uganda – E-waste – Food Price Index – Vesak – Personnel Appointment – Sustainable Development – Noon Guests on Monday MYANMAR The United Nations in Myanmar today expressed its deep … Read more Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Myanmar landslide kills over a hundred workers in jade mine collapse

A massive landslide in Northern Myanmar has left more than 120 miners dead, when heavy rainstorm created a mud wave that buried workers in a jade mine. Authorities expect the death toll to be rise as many more victims are recovered. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Myanmar landslide kills over a hundred workers in jade mine collapse

Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Hub in Kachin Leaves 126 People Dead

A landslide at a jade mining site in Myanmar has left 126 people dead with heavy rains forcing authorities to pause search and rescue efforts. The deceased were mostly small-time miners collecting stones at old mining sites in Hpakant town in northern Kachin state. They were buried by mud after heavy rains led to the … Read more Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mining Hub in Kachin Leaves 126 People Dead