Burma: Satellite Imagery Shows Mass Destruction | Human Rights Watch: (New York) – New analysis of satellite imagery from Burma’s Rakhine State shows the near total destruction of 214 villages, Human Rights Watch said today. World leaders meeting at the United Nations should urgently adopt a General Assembly resolution condemning the Burmese military’s ethnic cleansing, while the UN Security Council should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo.
The detailed satellite images, made possible due to a clearing of monsoon cloud on September 16, 2017, reveal destruction from burning much greater than previously known. They show the destruction of tens of thousands of homes across Maungdaw and Rathedaung Townships, part of the Burmese security forces’ campaign of ethnic cleansing that has forced over 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Mexico: Strong earthquake kills dozens - BBC News: People were feared trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings as rescue teams rushed to the hardest-hit areas.
Earlier this month, a strong 8.1 magnitude tremor left at least 90 dead.
The epicentre of the quake was next to Atencingo in Puebla state, about 120km (75 miles) from Mexico City, with a depth of 51km, the US Geological Survey said.
At least 54 people were killed in Morelos state alone, south of the capital. Four people are confirmed dead in Mexico City, with another eight in Mexico State and six reported killed in Puebla state.
The tremor happened as an earthquake drill was being held in Mexico City, on the 32nd anniversary of a quake that killed up to 10,000 people.
UN investigators gathering testimony on Rohingya rights violations - World - CBC News: Marzuki Darusman said his UN team was still trying to get Myanmar's permission to enter the country, but was gathering evidence from refugees and medics in the border town of Cox's Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Darusman's team started its work in August, the month that attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Myanmar triggered a military response that has forced more than 421,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh in the past month.
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Burma Arms Embargo needed: Daily Brief The UN Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the army in Burma to end its ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, says Human Rights Watch. Since August 25, 2017, after attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, Burmese military forces have carried out mass arson, killing, and looting, destroying hundreds of villages and forcing nearly half a million Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.