BBC:Burma census bans people registering as Rohingya

Burmese officials have begun the first national census in three decades, but are refusing to allow people to class themselves as Rohingya.

The UN, which is helping to carry out the census, said all Burmese should be allowed to choose their own ethnicity.

But Burmese officials said the Muslim Rohingya must call themselves Bengali or they would not be registered.

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Activist Irene Fernandez suffers heart failure, in critical condition, says sister

Prominent activist Irene Fernandez (pic) is in critical condition at the Serdang Hospital after suffering heart failure while on her way to attend the release of the findings of the Bersih’s People Tribunal on the 13th general election this morning.

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Refugees in Nepal condemned to ‘hilly prison’ by visa fines

Amir Hussain, a Rohingya Muslim, lost a dozen members of his family to sectarian violence in Myanmar last year. He fled to Nepal where the country’s policy on refugees has left him among hundreds trapped, jobless and mired in debt.

He lives with his family in a tiny room in a house where walls have collapsed, water drips through holes in the roof and an open concrete stairwell is a potential deathtrap for his two young children.

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BBC:DR Congo warlord Germain Katanga faces ICC verdict

Judges at International Criminal Court (ICC) are due to give their verdict at the war crimes trial of Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga.

He is accused of being behind the 2003 massacre of more than 200 villagers in the gold-rich Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Other charges include sexual slavery, rape and enlisting child soldiers.

Mr Katanga, who was transferred to The Hague by the Congolese authorities in 2007, denies the allegations.

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ၾကံ့သားေရ ဖြတ္ၿမီး – အပိုင္း (၁)

ေဇာ္၀င္း (၈၈ ေက်ာင္းသားေဟာင္း)

ၾကံ့ဖြံ႔ပါတီရဲ႕ဗီဇ

၁၉၉၀ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမွာ တစညရွဳံးနိမ့္ျပီးေနာက္ လူမုန္းမ်ားတဲ့ မဆလ အသြင္ေျပာင္းတစညကို ျပန္လည္အသက္သြင္းဖို႔ မလြယ္ေတာ့ဘူးဆိုတာကို စစ္အာဏာရွင္ေတြ သေဘာေပါက္ သြားၾကတယ္။ အဲသလို သေဘာေပါက္သြားတဲ့အတြက္ ၁၉၉၃ခုႏွစ္ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၁၅ရက္ေန႔မွာ ျပည္ေထာင္စု ၾကံ့ခိုင္ဖြံ႔ျဖိဳးေရးအသင္း USDA ကို ဖြဲ႔စည္းလိုက္တယ္။ ဒါဟာတစညကို ကန္ထုတ္ျပီး စစ္အာဏာရွင္ေတြရဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီသစ္ ထူေထာင္ဖုိ႔ ပထမေျခလွမ္းကို အစပ်ိဳးလိုက္တာပါပဲ။ ဦးေနဝင္းဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ မဆလစစ္အာဏာရွင္ ပါတီရဲ့ေနရာမွာ ဦးသန္းေရႊဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ ၾကံ့ဖြံ႔စစ္အာဏာရွင္ပါတီနဲ႔ အစားထိုးဖို႔ ျပင္ဆင္လိုက္တာလည္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

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ၾကံ့သားေရ ဖြတ္ၿမီး – အပိုင္း (၂)

ၾကံ့သားေရ ဖြတ္ၿမီး – အပိုင္း (၃)