An Argentine court will hear the ordeal of Rohingya and decide whether to initiate a genocide case against Myanmar's military.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen says World Bank report "contradicts our philosophy on Rohingya," adding "welfare of the Rohingya lies in repatriation."
Torrential rain and landslides kill at least 14 people, including six Rohingya, as government evacuates thousands of refugees from hilly slopes around Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
Blaze at Kutupalong, in which three people died, is the second fire at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh in less than two weeks
Bangladesh government wants to move more than 100,000 Rohingya people from makeshift camps in its southeastern border, where around a million of the Muslim minority live in dire conditions after fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017.
Rights activists have expressed doubts about the willingness of the transferees, accusing officials of padlocking Rohingya homes in camps on the Myanmar border.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
Police escorted first of the refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong port and then on to Bhasan Char – a flood-prone Bay of Bengal island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago.
Wave of hate speech and misinformation aimed at Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar has been appearing on Malaysian Facebook pages, according to a Reuters report.
An August 2017 military operation, that triggered genocide charges at the UN's top court, has driven 750,000 Rohingya out of Myanmar's Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh, to join 200,000 who fled earlier.
"Our navy and coastguard are on alert and they have been instructed not to let these boats enter Bangladesh," Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen says of the refugee boats that were turned away by Malaysia.
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