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Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence pin hope for shelter in Modi’s India

Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar’s military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India. Nearly 500 are sheltered in a cleared-out chicken farm in a Hindu hamlet in Bangladesh’s southeast, a couple of miles from where most of the 421,000 Rohingya Muslims who have also fled violence in Myanmar since August 25 are living in makeshift camps.

AAP strikes back, revived after Bawana win

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have got its mojo back, geared up by a recent electoral victory that has given it new momentum. From MLAs staging a sit-in outside the Delhi Lt Governor’s office to the party recently announcing it would contest the Gujarat polls, the Bawana bypoll victory appears to have revived the party.

AAP, which was maintaining a low profile after a series of defeats, has recovered its voice and sharpened its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government after winning the bypoll on August 28 by over 24,000 votes.

Threats cannot help resolve Korean peninsula situation

Threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted about the existence of military options on North Korea.

Reiterating the US stand in his first address to the United Nations, President Donald Trump told world leaders that North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a suicide mission that will lead to its destruction if not stopped by collective action by the rest of the world.

US may have to totally destroy N Korea: Trump

US president Donald Trump (in pic) said at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the US will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests have rattled the globe.