Rohingya insurgent ceasefire ends in Myanmar with no report of attacks

Boat tragedy claims lives of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told AFP on Monday they had recovered the bodies of 10 children, an elderly woman and a man after an all-night rescue operation.

Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 when the country's security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community.

NLD lawmaker Win Maung said ahead of the ceremony it would show the world that people of different faiths could live in harmony in Myanmar. Starvation caused by Myanmar's military and government restrictions will cause a new wave of Rohingyas escaping to Bangladesh.

At least eight Tunisians drowned and around 20 others were missing when their boat collided with a Tunisian naval vessel, Reuters reported.

In 2014 Dhaka banned marriages between Bangladeshis and Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim refugees following claims that members of the persecuted community were attempting to Wednesday to gain citizenship in the mainly Muslim nation.

On Saturday, Hasina reiterated that the settlements for Rohingya Muslims would be temporary until they returned to their homes in Myanmar.

"We feel deeply sorry for the reaction from worldwide countries based on news without truth".

Rohingya refugee children wait for lunch at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 8, 2017.

Hundreds have died in waters off Bangladesh since the ethnic group first began fleeing Myanmar.

In this latest incident of refugee boat capsize, more than half of the victims were children as stated by the police chief of the border town of Teknaf, Mian Uddin.

In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign.

While the worst of the violence appears to have abated, insecurity, food shortages and tensions with Buddhist neighbours are still driving thousands of Rohingya to make the arduous trek to Bangladesh.

The trawler capsized near the river's Gholar Char point Sunday night.

Last week, an average of 2,000 people a day crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

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