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India's ruling party BJP gets new chief

India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has elected Jagat Prakash Nadda as its central president replacing current Home Minister Amit Shah. Nadda was elected unopposed on Monday, the...

  Asia / South Asia

Myanmar panel says security forces likely committed war crimes

An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. However, the commission, headed by a Philippine diplomat, said in a report given Monday to President Win Myint that there is no evidence supporting charges...

Will send 10m Bangladeshi Muslims back: BJP leader

BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh has said that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and will send back 10 million (1 crore) Bangladeshi Muslims living in the state illegally. Addressing a rally in the North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, Mr Ghosh said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)...

  Americas

Trump impeachment: Senate prepares for quick trial

US President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal. The 116-page Trial Memorandum sought to undercut charges that the Republican president abused his power and obstructed...

  Europe

  Europe

Five soldiers die in explosion in Burkina Faso

At least five soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion on Friday in northern Burkina Faso's province of Soum, a security source said. The explosion occurred as an army patrol vehicle hit an improvised roadside explosive device in the town of Arbinda, said the source. Burkina Faso is faced with a worsening security situation in northern regions as frequent militant...

Three killed in militant attack near Kenya’s Somalia border

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country’s border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest assault by the group since the new year. The militia also attacked a local police station and destroyed a telecommunications mast in the attack in...