Thursday, 18th April 2024

Thousands of Rohingya refugees homeless after fire at camp

Fires are common among the cramped, bamboo-and-plastic structures of Bangladesh's refugee camps. But authorities believed the blaze, which coincided with elections, could also be a case of arson.

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1 day ago
Authorities in Germany's Bavaria say they want to restrict the use of cannabis at festivals and beer gardens. Germany legalized recreational marijuana earlier this month, a move opposed by the Bavaria-based CSU.
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Russian peacekeepers will withdraw from Azerbaijan's Nagorgno-Karabakh region, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the move, responding to a question about reports in the Azerbaijani media about the withdrawal. "Yes, it really is the case," Peskov told reporters.
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The Iranian attack was largely repelled and as such is a "dramatic failure", Barak said. As a result, he believes "there is no need and no will to go into full-scale war" with Iran.