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CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh naval vessels carried some 1,600 Rohingya refugees towards a remote island in the Bay of Bengal on Friday despite complaints by refugees and humanitarian groups that some were being coerced. But refugees and humanitarian workers say some of the Rohingya had been coerced into going to Bhashan Char a flood-prone island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago. A naval official said the Rohingya were aboard seven boats, with two more carrying supplies, that set out from the southern port of Chittagong. Bangladesh has built more than a thousand cinderblock housing units on Bhasan for the Rohingya refugees. More than 300 refugees were brought to the island earlier this year after several months at sea in an attempt to flee Bangladesh.
Persons: Bhashan Char, Abdul Momen, , Char, Ismail Wolff Organizations: Refugees, , United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Rights Locations: CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, Bay, Bengal, Myanmar, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar,
(CNN) Hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are being relocated to a controversial island facility in the Bay of Bengal today amid fears that some could be coerced to move there and held indefinitely. "Rohingya refugees must be able to make a free and informed decision about relocating to Bhasan Char based upon relevant, accurate and updated information," the statement said. Facilities to house up to 100,000 Rohingya refugees on the island of Bhasan Char, Bangladesh on November 12, 2020. The island can accommodate up to 100,000 people in 120 shelters, according to Bangladesh Navy Commander Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, director of the Bhasan Char island project. Chowdhury said the government had decided to return some of those people to Cox's Bazar because "families have been broken up."
Persons: Char, Shahriar, Daniel Sullivan, Alam, Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, Chowdhury, Brad Adams, Ismail Wolff Organizations: CNN, State, Foreign Affairs, Rights Watch, Refugees International, UN, International Court of Justice, United Nations, Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch, Rights Locations: Bangladesh, Bay, Bengal, Chittagong, Shahriar Alam, Cox's Bazar, Myanmar, The Hague, Nations, Bhasan Char, Asia, Malaysia
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has begun preparations to move thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, officials said on Wednesday, despite opposition from many refugees and human rights groups who have termed it an “island detention center”. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees carry bricks to a construction site at the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 8, 2019. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 following a military-led crackdown that the U.N has said was executed with genocidal intent. More than 300 refugees were brought to the island earlier this year after an attempt to flee Bangladesh for Malaysia by boat failed and they were stranded at sea for months. They have said they were being held against their will and complained of human rights violations, some resorting to hunger strikes, according to rights groups.
Persons: Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Char, , Rohingya, Mohammed Shamsud Douza, U.N, Louise Donovan, , Ismail Wolff Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Reuters, Bangladesh, Rights Locations: DHAKA, Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Bengal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cox’s Bazar
New York (CNN Business) President Donald Trump repeatedly warned Americans that if they failed to reelect him, the stock market would implode . You are so lucky to have me as your President," Trump wrote on September 2 . "The stock market has this great ability to look through immediate headwinds to a future that appears brighter." Yet the V-shaped recovery on Wall Street is another example of how the pandemic is worsening inequality. And the surging stock market is likely exacerbating the divide between rich and poor because affluent families have far more skin in the game.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Dow Jones, Joe Hiden, Dow, Biden, Daryl Jones, Janet Yellen, Jones, Kristina Hooper, it's, Kamala Harris, Hooper, Michael Hartnett, Edward Wolff, America's Hartnett, Hartnett Organizations: CNN Business, Dow, Pfizer, Moderna, Risk, Trump, Biden, Federal, Bank of America, Pew Research, Federal Reserve, Bank Locations: York, China, Georgia
The CommonPass shows the results of passengers' COVID-19 tests, as is designed as an international standard. In the future, it could also be used to record vaccination results. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the industry to collectively lose around $157 billion across 2020 and 2021. On Tuesday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it expects the industry to collectively lose around $157 billion because of the pandemic, including $118.5 billion in 2020 alone. On Monday, Australia's national airline Qantas said that proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be compulsory for international air travel.
Persons: It's, Christoph Wolff, Alexandre de Juniac, Corneel Koster Organizations: Airlines, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss International Air Lines, JetBlue, International Air Transport Association, United Airlines, Economic, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin, Qantas Locations: New York, Boston, London, Hong Kong, Swiss, Singapore
Stock market party ignores COVID-19 risks -analyst
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
BusinessStock market party ignores COVID-19 risks -analystPostedThe Dow hit a record high on Tuesday, topping 30,000 for the first time in history but Multivariate's Max Wolff told Reuters Business Correspondent Conway G. Gittens that the market still faces a day of reckoning with the pandemic and its economic fallout.
Persons: Multivariate's Max Wolff, Conway G Organizations: Business Stock, Dow, Reuters Business
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Group of 20 major economies should work to provide trillions of dollars in trade financing for developing countries to ensure the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official with the World Trade Organization said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: World Trade Organization (WTO) Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff speaks at a news conference following the "1+6" Roundtable meeting at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Florence LoWTO Deputy Director General Alan Wolff told G20 leaders it was critical to utilize trade to help underwrite the economy, facilitate trade in essential medical supplies, and reform the institutional framework for world trade. The lack of access to trade financing hits least developed countries hardest that already suffer from the high cost of financial transactions. The Geneva-based world trade body is in turmoil as the administration of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has blocked both selection of a new director general and the functioning of a dispute settlement body.
Persons: Alan Wolff, Florence Lo, ” Wolff, , Wolff, Donald Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, World Trade Organization, Trade Organization, REUTERS, WTO Locations: Beijing, China, Florence, U.S, Geneva
BooksCarol Yepes/Getty ImagesWritten by chess master Bruce Pandolfini, who also served as a consultant on "The Queen's Gambit," this book is a gentle introduction to the game. This book assumes you have no prior knowledge, which makes it an excellent introduction to chess. He uses his wealth of knowledge to simplify the complexities of chess and make it much less intimidating to novices. The book contains over 20 pages of detailed answers, more than 400 illustrated chess boards, and clear explanations of the basic principles. It was co-written by Bobby Fischer, who became the youngest Grandmaster in history and was considered one of the greatest chess players the world has ever seen.
Persons: Carol Yepes, Bruce Pandolfini, Pandolfini, Yelizaveta Orlova, Nunn, Wolff, Grandmaster, Bobby Fischer, Fischer, Stuart Margulies Organizations: Chess Locations: U.S
Now a seven-time Formula One world champion, the Englishman equaled Michael Schumacher's record with a stunning victory at a wet and tumultuous Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. He is F1's first and only Black world champion in its 70-year history and a racing great from a humble background. PA media's F1 correspondent Phil Duncan believes the sport is fortunate to have had even one champion of the caliber of Hamilton. The same goes for Hamilton's fellow seven-time world champion SchumacherSchumacher's bricklayer father Rolf reportedly built his son's first kart from scrap. Without Hamilton, Schumacher and Vettel, F1 loses the winners of a combined 18 world championship over the last 27 years.
Persons: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher's, Hamilton, Mercedes, Toto Wolff, Phil Duncan, Ron Dennis, Hamilton's, Anthony, remortgaged, I've, Esteban Ocon, Schumacher, Rolf, Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Lance, Nicholas Latifi, Lawrence, Williams, Wolff, he's, Latifi, McLaren's Lando Norris, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly, McLaren's Carlos Sainz, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc, Duncan, Damon Hill, Graham Hill, Alex Albon, Toro Rosso, Chase Carey, Rob Smedley, Smedley, Felipe Massa, Electroheads, you've, I'm, Lewis, It's, it's, You've Organizations: CNN, Formula Renault, Formula, GP2, Hamilton, CNN Sport, McLaren, Renault, Channel, Reuters, Vettel, Turkish, Petronas, Team's, Italian F4, European F3, Alpha, Formula E, F1, Force, FIA, Ferrari, Motorsport, Electroheads Motorsport, Williams Locations: Turkey, Hamilton, Azerbaijan, Monza
(CNN) Lewis Hamilton has become accustomed to making history and, at a rain-soaked Turkish Grand Prix, the Englishman put his name in the record books once again as he equaled Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles. Last month Hamilton, 35, surpassed Schumacher's all-time record of 91 Grand Prix wins to become the sport's most successful racer and had long since broken the German's career pole-positions record. Should he remain in the sport, Hamilton will be widely expected to add to his tally of world titles. No driver has been as successful on the track as Hamilton, and no F1 world champion has used his stature like Hamilton, the sport's first and only Black world champion in its 70-year history. Ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton said campaigning for equal rights had made him "much prouder" than the prospect of a seventh world title.
Persons: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher's, Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton, we've, Schumacher, Boris Johnson, Nico Rosberg, Rio Ferdinand, Johnson, Sergio Perez, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, Mercedes, Toto Wolff, it's Organizations: CNN, Prix, Istanbul, Hamilton, Turkish, Sky Sports, UK, Former Manchester United Locations: Turkey, Hamilton, England, Turkish
Supreme Court may not have final say in election
  + stars: | 2020-11-04 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
PoliticsSupreme Court may not have final say in electionPosted{NFA] While President Donald Trump has promised to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, the nation's top judicial body may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal experts said. Chris Dignam and Reuters Washington Legal Correspondent Jan Wolff have more.
Persons: Donald Trump, Chris Dignam, Jan Wolff Organizations: Supreme, Reuters Washington Legal Locations: U.S
Two Federal Reserve economists recently examined the evidence and concluded the gap is getting even wider. "The before-tax profits share of U.S. corporations has shown a dramatic increase in the last few decades," the authors wrote. While the wealth gap has been growing for decades, Johnson lays part of the problem at the feet of the Federal Reserve, who he says has been propping up stock prices for years. "Twenty percent of U.S. companies are zombie companies — they only survive because the Federal Reserve is propping them up. Broader wealth statistics recently published by the Federal Reserve are not much more encouraging.
Persons: Isabel Cairo, Jae Sim, Ivory Johnson, Johnson, Sim, Edward Wolff, Edward Wolff Organizations: Federal Reserve, Federal, Delancey Wealth Management, CNBC, Council, Nasdaq Locations: U.S, Cairo
Wolff v Wolff in Formula EIan James and Toto Wolff at the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team launch with the teams' drivers Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne. Hide Caption 5 of 14 Photos: The 2019/20 Formula E season At 22, Gunther became the youngest Formula E race winner in history. Hide Caption 8 of 14 Photos: The 2019/20 Formula E season BMW's Sims celebrates following his maiden Formula E victory. Photos: Formula E unveils new car design Formula E has unveiled its new car for next season with an eye-catching design that features a number of cosmetic changes. Hide Caption 1 of 10 Photos: Formula E unveils new car design The new design has been christened the Gen2 EVO.
Persons: Toto Wolff, Ian James, Wolff, James, Mercedes, James shuns, Toto, Formula E Ian James, de, Stoffel Vandoorne, Lewis Hamilton, Wolff James, Toto's, Susie, Venturi, It's, Andre Lotterer, Mitch Evans, Lotterer, Maximilian Günther, Gunther, Alexander Sims, BMW's Sims, Porsche's Neel Jani, Sam Bird, Nico Müller, Pascal Wehrlein, Daniel Abt, Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Jean Todt, Alejandro Agag, Nico Rosberg, I've Organizations: CNN, Formula E, Briton, Mercedes, E, Formula, Benz, Mexico City, Panasonic, BMW, Andretti Motorsport, Prix Antofagasta Minerals, ABB FIA Formula E, Silverstone, Prix, McLaren, FIA, Geneva, Chile, Saudi Arabia, McLaren, FIA Locations: Riyadh, de Vries, Australia, Mexico, Santiago, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah, Switzerland, Australia, Diriyah
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