My Interview With a Rohingya Refugee: What Do You Say to a Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown Into a Fire?

She told me (and everything she said was consistent with dozens of other witness accounts) that Myanmar government soldiers stormed into her village in August and burned down each house. They separated the men from the women and summarily executed the men. Then they raped the women.

But before raping her, Rajuma said, the soldiers snatched her baby boy from her arms and threw him into a fire. The baby was screaming for her as he burned to death.

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Source: nytimes.com

Joy: We hope remittance will come into Bangladesh legally

Joy, speaking at the launching ceremony, said anyone can now send money to Bangladesh from abroad using PayPal. The process usually takes 40 minutes but will not take more than two hours.

“There is no annual charge. There is a fee of $5 for a transaction below $1,000 but there is no fee if the amount is above $1,000,” he said. “You can send the money 24/7.”

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Source: dhakatribune.com

European dream becomes nightmare mirage for Bangladeshi

Tortured, sold as a slave three times and consumed with guilt after seeing his cousin drown before his eyes, Bangladeshi teenager Khaled Hossain fears he will never recover from the trauma of his failed attempt to reach Europe.

While hundreds of thousands of Rohingya escape into Bangladesh fleeing what UN calls “textbook ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar hoping for a better life, there is an exodus of Bangladeshis who feel salvation lies elsewhere.

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Source: aljazeera.com

Secret of gold finally found: precious metals are forged in cataclysmic collision of neutron stars

The secret of creating gold has fascinated alchemists for thousands of years, but now scientists have finally solved the mystery.

Precious metals are forged in the cataclysmic collision of neutron stars and then flung out into the universe where they eventually aggregate with other stardust into larger bodies, like planets or comets.

Previously scientists had theorised that such cosmic smashes could create the vast amount of energy needed to create gold, platinum and silver, but for the first time, they have actually recorded it happening.

On August 17, astronomers in the US picked up a signal from two neutron stars crashing together 130 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.

The impact, known as a ‘kilanova’ was so powerful that it shook not only space but also time, sending ripples – or gravitational waves – through the fabric of the universe.

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Source: telegraph.co.uk

Bitcoin is surging again, and it’s about to get crazier

Bitcoin is on an amazing bull run. The cryptocurrency easily surpassed $5,000 per coin and is currently trading at about $5,500—and many are wondering why.

The cryptocurrency’s main issues haven’t been resolved. Despite the recent upgrade, it’s still too slow to be a dependable payment platform, and the people running the show remain sharply divided over how Bitcoin should move forward.

Furthermore, recent news that China is shutting down ICOs and crypto exchanges (and threats from many other jurisdictions to do something similar) put a lot of downward pressure on Bitcoin’s price.

And yet, the price of Bitcoin nearly doubled since it briefly went below $3,000 on Sept. 14.

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Source: mashable.com

 

Scientists have found that sugar ‘awakens’ cancer cells and makes tumours more aggressive

The findings of a nine-year research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB are being hailed as a crucial breakthrough in cancer research as scientists finally clarify how the Warburg effect – a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars – stimulates tumour growth.

Published in the academic journal Nature Communications, the project was started in 2008 with a focus on how tumours convert significantly higher amounts of sugar into lactate compared to healthy tissues.

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Source: independent.co.uk