British police arrest man in Staffordshire medical center fire

Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth, central England, on February 11, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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British police arrest man in Staffordshire medical center fire

LONDON: British police said on Monday emergency services in Staffordshire were fighting a fire at the George Bryan Medical Center in the town of Tamworth and that a man had been arrested on suspicion of arson.
No casualties have been reported as of yet and the center has been evacuated, Staffordshire Police said in a tweet.
Police later said a 43-year-old man from Tamworth had been detained on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire.


Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar

Updated 25 August 2019
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Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar

  • The event comes days after Bangladesh attempted to start the repatriation of 3,450 Rohingya Muslims
  • Another rally opposing the force repatriation is planned for Sunday

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees have marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.
The event comes days after Bangladesh attempted to start the repatriation of 3,450 Rohingya Muslims but none agreed to go back voluntarily.
More than 1 million Rohingya live in Bangladesh.
On Sunday morning, more than 3,000 gathered at a playground in Kutupalong camp. Some carried placards and banners reading “Never Again! Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day,” and “Restore our citizenship.”
Organizer Muhib Ullah says they plan a massive rally later Sunday.
Myanmar has consistently denied human rights violations and says military operations in Rakhine state were justified in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents.