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30 May 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Cyclone Mora has left a trail of destruction in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people and flattening homes. Hundreds of thousands of people had to be moved from low-lying coastal areas.

Cyclone Mora lashed Bangladesh's southeast coast early Tuesday, packing storm surges and gusts of more than 135 kilometers (85 miles) per hour, officials said.

The low-lying delta nation had bumped up its weather danger alert to its highest level and moved more than 450,000 people to shelters as the storm approached.

16 Feb 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

The office of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has said the military has formally ended its counterinsurgency operations in Rakhine. The announcement follows a UN report accusing troops of mass killings and gang rapes.

Myanmar's military has ended its counterinsurgency operations in the troubled Rakhine State, government officials said on Thursday.

13 Sep 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Author Cheena Kapoor, New Delhi

The Rohingya are often described as one of the most persecuted communities in the world. A significant number of them are also living in India as refugees and asylum seekers. Cheena Kapoor reports about their plight.

14 May 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis remain stranded at sea as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand refuse to let them come ashore - a move that puts the refugees' and migrants' lives at risk, UNHCR's Vivian Tan tells DW.