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SUNS # 8551 Thursday 12 October 2017
 
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Rights : Brutal attacks on Rohingya were well-organised and systematic (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The brutal attacks against the Rohingya in northen Rakhine State, as well as other serious human rights violations committed since 25 August 2017 were executed in "a well-organised, coordinated and systematic manner", according to a new United Nations report released on Wednesday.

Rights : Rohingya refugee women bring stories of unspeakable violence (PRIV)
(IPS, Cox's Bazar)
Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.

Finance : World Bank must stop encouraging harmful tax competition (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 10 Oct (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- One of the 11 areas that the World Bank's Doing Business (DB) report includes in ranking a country's business environment is paying taxes.

El Salvador : Rainwater harvesting improves lives (PRIV)
(IPS, Tepetitan)
Filling a jug with water to supply her household needs used to be an ordeal for Salvadoran villager Corina Canjura, because it meant walking several kilometers to the river, which took up a great deal of time, or else paying for water.


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