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In this file photo taken on April 12, 2015, Iraqis mourn near body-bags containing the remains of people believed to have been slain by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group lying on the ground at the Speicher camp in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.(AFP)

Over 200 mass graves of thousands of Islamic State victims found in Iraq

Baghdad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 04:50 PM IST
The mass graves contain the remains of thousands of people, believed to be the victims of the hardline Sunni group, Islamic State, a U.N. report said.
A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official said Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official said Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

75 bodies found in mass grave near Libya’s Sirte

Tripoli | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Mohamad al-Amial, the coastal city’s municipal council spokesman said the find was made “a few days ago” and that the bodies were believed to be of Islamic State (IS) group members, although there was no confirmation.
This aerial photo shows Indonesian soldiers burying quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28.(AFP)
This aerial photo shows Indonesian soldiers burying quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28.(AFP)

5000 feared missing, death toll from Indonesia quake-tsunami climbs to 1763

Agence France-Presse, Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Indonesia’s disaster agency say they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi on September 28.
The digging work at the old cooperative store site in Mannar was conducted for the 79th day Tuesday to establish if it was a mass burial site.(Representive Image/File Photo)
The digging work at the old cooperative store site in Mannar was conducted for the 79th day Tuesday to establish if it was a mass burial site.(Representive Image/File Photo)

Mass grave with skeletal remains of over 150 people found in Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India, Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 12:08 AM IST
At least 14 of the skeletal remains found in the northeastern district of Mannar were of children.
Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, center, India's Ambassador to Iraq, watches while a casket holding one of Indians abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, is loaded on a truck to be transported from Baghdad's main morgue to the Baghdad airport, in Iraq on April 1.(AP Photo)
Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, center, India's Ambassador to Iraq, watches while a casket holding one of Indians abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, is loaded on a truck to be transported from Baghdad's main morgue to the Baghdad airport, in Iraq on April 1.(AP Photo)

Mortal remains of 39 Indians killed by IS in Iraq to be brought back to India today

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Earlier this month, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had informed Parliament of the death of the 39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq.
In this January 24, 2018, file photo, Muslim Rohingya refugees who were staying in no-man's land at Bandarban between Myanmar and Bangladesh border carry their belongings to new locations after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(AP)
In this January 24, 2018, file photo, Muslim Rohingya refugees who were staying in no-man's land at Bandarban between Myanmar and Bangladesh border carry their belongings to new locations after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.(AP)

Myanmar says it would like to see ‘clear evidence’ of Rohingya genocide

Reuters, Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine into neighbouring Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown in August, joining 200,000 refugees from a previous exodus.
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