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From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie Flanagan Under Fire

Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie Flanagan

The Foreign Affairs Minister has been criticised after Ireland abstained from a UN vote on Gaza.

From TheJournal.ie Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.

From TheJournal.ie Syria's rep to UN human rights council joins opposition Syria

Syria's rep to UN human rights council joins opposition

The Syrian delegate to the UN Human Rights Council is the first based in Switzerland

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

TheJournal.ie’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka Civil War

Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka

The former president said today that possible crimes against humanity cannot simply be ignored.

From TheJournal.ie Tanks shell city of Homs as Syria pulls bid for UN Human Rights seat Syria

Tanks shell city of Homs as Syria pulls bid for UN Human Rights seat

Syria’s third-largest city has come under fire from government forces, with some reports suggesting the city has been under siege for four days.