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Rohingya crisis: Villages destroyed for government facilities

Rohingya crisis: Villages destroyed for government facilities

World
Entire Muslim Rohingya villages in Myanmar have been demolished and replaced by police barracks, government buildings and refugee relocation camps, the BBC has found.On a government tour, the BBC saw four locations where secure facilities have been built on what satellite images show were once Rohingya settlements.Officials denied building on top of the villages in Rakhine state.In 2017 more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar during a military operation. The UN has described it as "textbook ethnic cleansing". Myanmar (also called Burma) has denied large-scale killings by its forces. How a 'genocide' was investigated Rare look at Myanmar military celebrations Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, continues to deny its troops carri...
Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Technology
By Sadiya Chowdhury, news reporter Overuse of powerful prescription medication could lead to an addiction crisis in the UK similar to that being seen in the US, mental health professionals are warning.Public Health England will publish a review tomorrow showing that 141 million prescriptions were handed out for strong painkillers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills last year. Doctors issued nearly 71 million prescriptions for antidepressants - a 97% increase compared to 2008. Opiates were up to 40.5 million - 22% more when compared to a decade earlier. And more than 500,000 more sleeping tablets were doled out, a 10% increase.Anti-depressants are included because officials say some people suffer severe symptoms ...
Eddie Stobart crisis deals fresh blow to Woodford

Eddie Stobart crisis deals fresh blow to Woodford

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Eddie Stobart, the logistics group known for its distinctively coloured lorries‎, will deliver a fresh blow to the embattled fund manager Neil Woodford on Friday when its chief executive quits in the wake of a multimillion pound accounting error.Sky News has learnt that Eddie Stobart, which is listed on London's junior AIM stock market, will announce that Alex Laffey is stepping down just two years after its flotation. Sources said the company's shares were likely to be suspended on Friday because it would be unable to meet a statutory‎ deadline for publishing its half-year results, which had been scheduled for the latter part of next week.The developments will come six weeks after Eddie Stobart, which spec
Italy government crisis: PM Conte quits amid coalition row

Italy government crisis: PM Conte quits amid coalition row

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned following a blistering attack on coalition partner Matteo Salvini.Mr Conte said Mr Salvini had been "irresponsible" in creating a new political crisis for Italy for "personal and party interests". Mr Salvini, the leader of the nationalist League party, had tabled a no-confidence motion against Mr Conte.He also said he could no longer work with his coalition partners Five Star.The League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement formed a coalition to govern just 14 months ago with Mr Conte as an independent as prime minister. Italian President Sergio Mattarella accepted the resignation of Mr Conte and is due to begin consulting party leaders on Wednesday.Mr M...