Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingya can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
The UN refugee agency says persecuted Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home.
A tropical cyclone that pounded Indonesia's main island of Java has killed 41 people, the country's disaster agency said on Wednesday, more than double the initial toll, with tens of thousands displaced by severe flooding and landslides.
South Korea and the United States went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.
Bangladesh plans to allocate more land for camps housing Rohingya refugees as concerns grow over a possible outbreak of disease in crowded, makeshift settlements clustered at the country’s southern tip.