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Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH: Winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant and actress Priyanka Chopra flew Bangladesh a day ago and spent hours with Rohingya refugees in their camp. On Monday, the global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights, Priyanka, tweeted a picture of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window, while captioning it on her Twitter account: "Follow my Instagram to share my experiences as I visit the Rohingya refugee camps on this Unicef field visit. Children uprooted, the world needs to care. We need to…

Four ‘Afghan spies’ among 12 arrested in refugee camp raid

QUETTA: Security forces in Pishin district arrested 12 suspects, including four alleged members of Afghanistan’s secret agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) during a search operation. The operation was conducted in Surkhab area of Pishin district. According to reports, the search operation was conducted by Levies personnel in the Surkhab Afghan refugee camp and its adjacent localities’ couple of days ago. “We have arrested four suspected members of NDS and recovered Afghan passports from their possession,”…

Second Rohingya ‘leader’ killed in Bangladesh refugee camp

COX'S BAZAR: Attackers on Monday killed a Rohingya representative in a Bangladesh refugee camp, the second such death in three days as tensions mount over the planned repatriation of some 750,000 refugees to Myanmar. Sources said the dead man Yusuf Ali was a camp leader at the Balukhali camp on the border with Myanmar. Mohammad Yusuf, a leader in the neighbouring Thaingkhali camp, was shot dead last Friday. Yusuf Ali, 60, was stabbed to death, district police chief Iqbal Hossain told AFP. Another police official…

Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’: UN official

GENEVA: A top UN official said Saturday Bangladesh's plan to build the world's biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly. The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled an army crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state since August 25 has put an immense strain on already packed camps in Bangladesh. Hard-pressed Bangladesh authorities plan to expand a refugee camp at Kutupalong near…