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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 'should have resigned'

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 'should have resigned'

World
The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military's violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize winner should have considered returning to house arrest rather than excusing the military.A new UN report says Myanmar's military should be investigated for genocide.Myanmar has rejected the report as one-sided.The army of the Buddhist-majority nation - which has been accused of systematic ethnic cleansing - has previously cleared itself of wrongdoing. The UN report, published on Monday, blamed Ms Suu Kyi, a long-term leader of the pro-democracy movement, for failing to prevent the violenc...
Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Science
The American space agency says it is concerned but hopeful that its veteran robot rover on Mars can survive a big dust storm on the planet. The 15-year-old vehicle, known as Opportunity, has gone into an emergency mode because there is not enough sunlight reaching its solar panels to power onboard systems. All contact was lost at the weekend.The only function likely running off the batteries currently is a clock.The expectation is that the robot is using this timepiece to wake itself periodically to check whether skies have cleared."It is concerning; this team has a very strong bond with the rover," said John Callas, the Opportunity project manager at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory."We anthropomorphise this rover; we have a tig...
Gaza nurse killing: World 'should not stay silent'

Gaza nurse killing: World 'should not stay silent'

World
A senior medical official in Gaza has urged the international community "not to stay silent" and do more to protect civilians protesting at the border fence with Israel.  His plea comes after a 21-year old medic was shot dead by Israeli forces as she ran to treat injured protesters at the border fence, according to health workers at the scene. Israel says it is investigating.The funeral of Razan al Najar was held in the Gazan city of Khan Younes - with thousands of mourners attending.They came to retrieve her body from the hospital where she and her friends had cared for the injured of this increasingly bloody confrontation along the border between Israel and Gaza. Image: Mourners carry the body of Palestinian nurse Razan al Najar ...
Interest rate rise 'should not be feared'

Interest rate rise 'should not be feared'

Business
Britons should not fear higher interest rates, the Bank of England's chief economist has told Sky News, fuelling speculation that an increase is imminent.In an exclusive interview, Andy Haldane said that any rise in borrowing costs should be seen as a "good news story" - a sign that the economy was recovering.His comments come amid speculation that the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee will increase rates imminently.Mr Haldane said: "In the September minutes in particular, a majority of the committee - of which I am one - said that we could be nearing the point where a reduction in some degree of monetary stimulus might be warranted in the coming months."And let's be clear here: for me that would be a good news story. This would be interest rates getting back to normal, even if the new norm...