UK Warns Sri Lanka On Abuses Before Commonwealth Summit
Britain said there would be “consequences” for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November.
From Reuters http://reut.rs/19uX68d
Lives in limbo: Displaced Muslims in Myanmar
The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most discriminated groups in the world. The UN says atleast 140,000 muslims have been forced out of their homes.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/10pFVUC
President to Visit White House
By Mark Landler (@marklandler)
President Thein Sein will visit the White House on May 20 th.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/15N9nZs
Why Insider Attacks are Down in Afghanistan
By Howard La Franchi
61 international forces were killed last year by Afghan security forces. This year, only 6 have been killed so far.
From CS Monitor http://bit.ly/17vLBRz
London Police Launch Probe Against Altaf Hussain
By Shahzad Raza (@shahz79)
The London police has launched an investigation against Altaf Hussain, chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Hussain made a comment after election results calling for the separation of Karachi from the rest of the country. He later said things were taken out of context.
From Dawn http://bit.ly/19saxG6
Nepal: Reconciliation of retribution?
Will the truth and reconciliation committee heal the wounds of the civil war where at least 16,000 people were killed?
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/10xVsha
Indian Teacher Badly Beaten In The Maldives
An Indian teacher – Subhash Kumar, 43 – has been hospitalised in Maldives after he was mercilessly beaten by a group of people for allegedly hitting a student.
From Zee News/ PTI http://bit.ly/12vPVvw
Mass Evacuation As Cyclone Nears Bangladesh
Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar have been evacuated as a cyclone Mahasen bore down on coastal areas home to flood-prone refugee camps for victims of sectarian unrest.
From Al Jazeera http://aje.me/16hsx9X
Crackdown Over Facebook, Google Posts
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain government authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting alleged objectionable content on social networking sites like Facebook and Google.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/10rhtSJ