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Charles Jenkins, U.S. Soldier Who Regretted Fleeing to North Korea, Dies

Mr. Jenkins was patrolling the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea when he fled his post to avoid facing combat duty in Vietnam.

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Ex-investigator tells of fleeing Turkey with evidence of corruption

(Reuters) - A former Turkish police investigator told jurors in a New York court on Monday of fleeing Turkey in 2016 out of fear of retaliation from the government after leading a corruption investigation involving high-ranking officials, taking his evidence with him.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-investigator tells of fleeing Turkey with evidence of corruption

(Adds testimony from Korkmaz) By Brendan Pierson Dec 11 (Reuters) - A former Turkish police investigator told jurors in a New York court on Monday of fleeing Turkey in 2016 out of fear of retaliation from the government after leading a corruption investigation involving high-ranking officials, taking his evidence with him. Huseyin Korkmaz, 30, was testifying in Manhattan federal court for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at the majority state-owned

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For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means ‘Starting From Zero,’ Even at 90

As a dire economy drives migration, Venezuelans in their retirement years are joining the exodus, a journey fraught with worries over health care, employment and leaving a country they love.

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Trump lifts refugee ban, but admissions still plummet, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In late October, President Donald Trump lifted a temporary ban on most refugee admissions, a move that should have cleared the way for more people fleeing persecution and violence to come to the United States.

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Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate

When wildfires threaten, be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, officials say. Here are some suggestions on how to get ready for such an emergency.

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Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Thursday.

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Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina could learn as soon as Thursday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

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Officer who developed PTSD after Pulse massacre to lose his job

Omar Delgado was one of the first police officers on the scene of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando on June 12, 2016. By the time he pushed his way through fleeing survivors to get inside the club, the shooter was holed up in a bathroom.

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Trilobites: Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign

The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.

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Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday, adding that more were fleeing despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home.

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Dispute over New York parking spot turns deadly

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A driver plowed a car into half a dozen people during a fight over a parking spot outside a hookah bar in the New York City borough of Queens in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing one and injuring the others before fleeing, police said.

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One killed, five hurt by car in brawl outside New York bar

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A driver deliberately plowed a car into six people during a fight outside a hookah bar in the New York City borough of Queens in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing one and injuring five others before fleeing, police said.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: After Fleeing Anti-Semitism in Russia, Finding Hope and a Home in the U.S.

“I am American,” said Anatoliy Krongauz, who came to the United States with his family after surviving the Holocaust and facing continued discrimination.

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Militants kill 184 in attack on mosque in Egypt's north Sinai: state media

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed 184 people at a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said.

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After an explosion, gunmen waiting outside opened fire at fleeing worshipers, according to reports

At least 85 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.

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Suspect runs down deputy during police pursuit, sheriff says

A 22-year veteran of the Oakland County, Michigan, Sheriff's Office was killed early Thursday just outside Detroit. A man fleeing police "deliberately ran down" Deputy Eric Overall, 50, who had just put down "stop sticks" to try to slow the suspect's vehicle.

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A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando

Tens of thousands of new arrivals fleeing damage from Hurricane Maria have arrived. Many expect to stay — and they could reshape Florida and its politics.

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Myanmar military trucks hit landmines in troubled Rakhine; one injured

YANGON (Reuters) - One person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine State this week, state media said on Friday, amid ethnic tension following an army crackdown that sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing.

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U.S. program for Central American child refugees to end Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will stop accepting new applications at midnight on Thursday for a program that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Fate of Stateless Rohingya Muslims Is in Antagonistic Hands

Desperately waiting in Bangladesh camps after fleeing Myanmar, and unwanted in both countries, Rohingya refugees are both homeless and vulnerable.

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Germany records surge in refugees as Merkel seeks new migrant policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of people seeking refuge in Germany has more than doubled in the last two years to 1.6 million, with most fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a brutal military crackdown.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine as Rohingya exodus in spate

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims began fleeing the country to escape a brutal military operation launched in late August.

Manhattan (NYC) nytimes.com

Video Appears to Show a New York Terror Suspect Fleeing

Amateur video appears to show a suspect trying to flee the scene of a deadly vehicle attack near the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan before being stopped by the police.

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Seven Rohingya refugees drown as crossing to Bangladesh ends in grief

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying dozens of refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar capsized off the Bangladesh coast on Tuesday, police said.

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Four Rohingya drown as refugee boat capsizes off Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying dozens of refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar capsized off the Bangladesh coast on Tuesday, police said.

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Myanmar corrects state media report on U.N. 'agreement' to help house refugees

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - A Myanmar state-run newspaper on Saturday corrected a report that a U.N. settlement program, UN-Habitat, had agreed to help build housing for people fleeing violence in the west of the country, where an army operation has displaced hundreds of thousands.

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Opinion: To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?

To keep protections for one group of immigrants, children fleeing violence might be turned away.

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Puerto Rico residents are fleeing to Florida

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U.N. rejects Myanmar claim that it agreed to help build housing for refugees

YANGON (Reuters) - A UN settlement program, UN-Habitat in Myanmar, on Thursday rejected a state media report that it had agreed to help build housing for people fleeing violence in the northern Myanmar state of Rakhine, where an army operation has displaced hundreds of thousands.

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Exclusive: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.

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In New Hampshire, Indonesian Christians caught in Trump immigration crackdown

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Since fleeing deadly violence in Indonesia two decades ago, Meldy and Eva Lumangkun built a life in suburban New Hampshire and raised four children, their illegal status long tolerated by U.S. immigration authorities.

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Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR (Reuters) - Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and hunger that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

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A Gem of California’s Shore Becomes a Refuge From Wildfires

Hundreds of people fleeing flames to the east turned an idyllic strip of land near a town where “The Birds” was filmed into an ad hoc outdoor evacuation center.

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Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

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Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims 'not natives,' numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

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Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

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Therapy dogs comfort Las Vegas victims as massacre remains mystery

(Reuters) - Therapy dogs and mental health volunteers are among the resources available in Las Vegas to comfort those affected by last week's mass shooting, as concertgoers on Monday continued to pick up belongings left behind while fleeing a hail of bullets rained down from a high-rise hotel suite.

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Las Vegas concertgoers claim personal items left after massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The FBI on Sunday started returning thousands of purses, phones and other property left behind by concertgoers in Las Vegas fleeing the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as the Red Cross stepped up efforts to reach those traumatized by the Oct. 1 massacre.

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Las Vegas concert-goers claim personal items left after massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The FBI on Sunday started returning thousands of purses, phones and other property left behind by concert-goers in Las Vegas fleeing the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as the Red Cross stepped up efforts to reach those traumatized by the Oct. 1 massacre.

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Boat carrying asylum seekers from Myanmar capsizes off Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least two people have died after a boat carrying refugees fleeing Myanmar capsized on its way to Bangladesh on Sunday, local authorities told Reuters.

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U.N. worries about more refugees as Myanmar reports 'large numbers' aim to go

GENEVA/YANGON (Reuters) - Muslim Rohingya are still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh and the United Nations is bracing for a possible "further exodus", the U.N. humanitarian aid chief said on Friday.

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Survivors remember bodies, blood in Vegas

Survivors share how they tried to help others while also fleeing from danger themselves.

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Libyans flee by boat amid 'terrible' violence at home

ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) - Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who were waving their arms for help.

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Bangladesh carving out forest land to shelter desperate Rohingya

DHAKA (Reuters) - Hard-pressed to find space for a massive influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Bangladesh plans to chop down a swathe of forest to extend a tent city sheltering destitute families fleeing ethnic violence in neighboring Myanmar.

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New video shows concertgoers fleeing scene

New video from the scene of the Las Vegas mass shooting shows people running for their lives as gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd. The massacre left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.

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Syrian opposition says Russian jets kill civilians fleeing across Euphrates

AMMAN (Reuters) - Military jets believed to be Russian killed at least 60 civilians trying to flee heavy fighting in the oil rich Deir al Zor province of Syria when their small boats were targeted as they sought to cross the Euphrates River, opposition activists, former residents and a war monitor said late on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh destroys boats ferrying Rohingya from Myanmar

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladeshi authorities have destroyed about 20 boats that ferried Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, accusing smugglers of using the huge exodus to bring methamphetamine into the country.

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Aid groups seek $434 million to help up to 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Humanitarian organizations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, most of them children, in dire need of life-saving assistance.

Iraq nytimes.com

Captured ISIS Fighters’ Refrain: ‘I Was Only a Cook’

Among thousands of civilians fleeing to Kirkuk after an Iraqi offensive are hundreds of Islamic State fighters. Many claim they were noncombatants.

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World Food Program seeks 75 million dollars for Rohingya crisis

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The World Food Program (WFP) appealed on Sunday for 75 million dollars in emergency aid over the next six months to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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Tunisia rescues 140 migrants off its coast

TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian navy rescued 98 Tunisians fleeing to Europe when their boat started to sink off Kerkenah on the southeast coast late on Saturday, the national guard said.

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More than 50 Rohingya missing as U.S. steps up pressure on Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 50 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are missing after their boat capsized, with 19 confirmed dead, Bangladesh police said on Friday, as a new surge in the numbers fleeing a Myanmar military campaign took the total to more than half a million.

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Aid groups seek access to Myanmar conflict zone; 15 drown as boat capsizes

YANGON (Reuters) - International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent more than 500,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care.

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Aid groups seek access to Myanmar conflict zone; 14 drown as boat capsizes

YANGON (Reuters) - International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent more than 500,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care.

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Boat with 130 Rohingya refugee capsizes off Myanmar, IOM says

GENEVA (Reuters) - A boat carrying 130 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar has capsized off the Bay of Bengal, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday.

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Aid groups call for access to Myanmar conflict zone

YANGON (Reuters) - International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care.

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Government will take over burnt Myanmar land: minister

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was reported on Wednesday as saying.

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Government will take over burned Myanmar land: minister

YANGON, Septa 27 (Reuters) - Myanmar's government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was reported on Wednesday as saying.

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Myanmar finds more bodies in mass grave; U.N. seeks rapid aid increase

YANGON/DHAKA (Reuters) - Myanmar's army unearthed the bodies of 17 Hindu villagers on Monday, taking to 45 the number authorities suspect were killed by Muslim insurgents last month at the onset of a wave of violence that has sent 436,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

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Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar government forces found on Sunday the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers who authorities suspected were killed by Muslim insurgents last month, at the beginning of a spasm of violence that has sent 430,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.

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UNHCR chief meets with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camp

KUTAPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Saturday he was shocked by the "terrible violence" inflicted on Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, and said their suffering would last far longer than the time it took to satisfy their basic needs.

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A perilous journey for Rohingya refugees

It is a perilous journey for many Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. CNN's Alexandra Field spoke to some of those who took the risk in order to save themselves and their young children.

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US to provide $32M in aid to Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth nearly $32 million to Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State in recent weeks, the State Department announced Wednesday during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Cycling: Wais completes journey from war-torn Syria to world championships

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Three years after fleeing his home in war-torn Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Wais was living his dream on Wednesday as he competed in the individual time trial at the cycling world championships in Bergen, Norway.

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Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - 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 neighboring India.

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Reporter's tale of swaying on airport runway as the city shakes

When the earthquake hit, I was on a moving plane on the runway at Mexico City airport. I felt the plane tilt and sway as if it would crash to the ground. Looking out the window, I saw the entire airport swaying and people fleeing the building in droves.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso turns weaker after earthquake; stock trading suspended

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso turned weaker on Tuesday after a powerful earthquake hit the south of the country, which made the country's stock exchange suspend trading. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sent people fleeing into the street. The Mexican peso dipped 0.2 percent after firming as much as 0.2 percent earlier. The move decoupled the peso from other Latin American currencies, which h

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Strong 7.4 quake hits Mexico on anniversary of deadly 1985 tremor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street.

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Exclusive: Bangladesh PM says expects no help from Trump on refugees fleeing Myanmar

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.

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UNICEF: Children at heart of Rohingya crisis

UNICEF'S Edouard Beigbeder explains to CNN what is needed for child refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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Rohingya refugees tell of new violence; call for Myanmar sanctions

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims fleeing a Myanmar military offensive arrived in Bangladesh on Monday with fresh accounts of violence and arson as a rights group called for sanctions and an arms embargo to stop what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

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Rights group urges new Myanmar sanctions over Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

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Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday.

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The Rohingya refugee crisis in photos

Large numbers of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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Rohingya grieve after baby dies in border crossing

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - A crying Rohingya mother in a yellow headscarf cradling her five-week-old infant son who died after their boat capsized is one of the most powerful Reuters images of Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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U.N. seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as "ethnic cleansing".

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Debut Novel Imagines Political Intrigue at the 1939 World’s Fair

In Brendan Mathews’s “The World of Tomorrow,” two brothers fleeing Ireland for New York get embroiled in a wild assassination plot.

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Who are the Rohingya? Why are they fleeing?

Considered to be some of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are fleeing their homes in Myanmar. Find out why.

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After Irma, a mixed journey home for Florida evacuees

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - After fleeing homes in Hurricane Irma's path several days ago, Florida residents Lee Tinkler and Mercedes Lopez on Tuesday faced far different prospects as they departed from the Orlando hotels where they sought refuge.

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Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

YANGON (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis.

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U.N. appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300,000

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two weeks after violence erupted there.

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Some shelters turning people away

Some shelters in Punta Gorda, Florida, are at capacity and have been turning away non-emergency cases of residents fleeing Hurricane Irma. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

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Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh reaches 270,000 - UNHCR

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - An estimated 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, announcing a dramatic jump in numbers fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh tops quarter of a million - UNHCR

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - An estimated 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, announcing a dramatic jump in numbers fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar's Rakhine State.

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Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh tops quarter of a million: UNHCR

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - An unprecedented surge of 270,000 Rohingya has sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, as it announced a dramatic jump in the total as new pockets of people fleeing violence in Myanmar are found.

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270,000 Rohingya Have Fled Myanmar, U.N. Says

Camps in Bangladesh, already crowded and underserved, are “bursting at the seams” with people fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar.

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Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges: UNHCR

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - About 270,000 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh in the past two weeks, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday.

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Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's coast guard will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar and is willing to provide temporary shelter for them, the maritime agency's chief said on Friday.

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Modi says India shares Myanmar's concern about 'extremist violence'

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India shared Myanmar's concern about "extremist violence" in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh.

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Exclusive: Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border - government sources in Dhaka

DHAKA (Reuters) - Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

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Exclusive: Crowded Bangladesh revives plan to settle Rohingya on isolated island

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest and most crowded nations, plans to go ahead with work to develop an isolated, flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar, officials say.

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At Least 123,000 Rohingya Have Fled Myanmar, U.N. Says

The exodus of desperate people fleeing a broad military crackdown is expected to continue, as western Myanmar approaches a humanitarian disaster.

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Persecution of all Muslims in Myanmar on the rise, rights group says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, a Myanmar rights group said on Tuesday.

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Explosions rock Myanmar area near Bangladesh border amid Rohingya exodus

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) - Two blasts rocked a Myanmar area near the Bangladeshi border on Monday, accompanied by the sound of gunfire and thick black smoke, as violence that has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh showed no sign of easing.

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Bodies wash up as boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladeshi border guards on Thursday recovered the bodies of 20 Rohingya women and children whose boat capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar, an official said, amid rising pressure on Bangladesh to shelter thousands marooned at its borders.

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Storm-hit Houston strains from influx of evacuees, mayor demands aid

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston strained under the arrival of tens of thousands of people at city shelters fleeing submerged homes and flooded roads on Wednesday, while some incidents of looting and armed robberies forced a midnight curfew.

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Storm-hit Houston strains from influx of evacuees, crime outbreak

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston strained under the arrival of tens of thousands of people fleeing submerged homes and flooded roads on Wednesday, while some incidents of looting and armed robberies forced a midnight curfew.

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Storm-hit Houston reels from influx of evacuees, crime outbreak

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston strained under the arrival of tens of thousands of people fleeing submerged homes and flooded roads on Wednesday and faced an outbreak of looting and armed robberies that forced a midnight curfew.