Alahednews Alahednews No Rohingya Turn Up for Repatriation to Myanmar A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar has fallen flat. More Than 2,000 People Displaced, 19 Killed In Myanmar Fighting More than 2,000 people were forced to flee their homes, and 19 were killed. Taiwan Sharply Boosts Defense Budget amid China Tension Taiwan unveiled its largest defense spending increase in more than a decade amid tensions with China. Hong Kong Airport Protesters Retreat, But City in Turmoil Protesters retreated from Hong Kong’s airport following two days of hugely disruptive rallies. Hong Kong Crisis: Airport Struggles to Reopen, US Announces Support for Protestors US Reaction Points to Hong Kong as a ‘Revolution’ Australia: Body Found near Scene of Sydney Knife Attack A man stabbed a woman and attempted to stab several other people before being pinned down Australia to Spend $340 M on Special Forces Capability Australia will spend $340 million to improve the capability of its Special Forces troops. Australia Rules Out Deployment of US Mid-Range Missiles on its Soil Esper flagged Washington’s intention to deploy land-based conventionally armed missiles in locations across the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia Earthquake: 4 Killed, 200+ Buildings Damaged A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the islands of Sumatra and Java has killed four people. Sri Lanka Giving Free Visas to Boost Tourism after Easter Deadly Attacks Sri Lanka said it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries. Australia: Hundreds of Refugees Protest Outside Parliament Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Australia’s Parliament House on Monday, aiming to highlight the uncertain futures of many refugees. At Least 8 People Killed, 12 Injured Due to Twin Earthquakes in N Philippines At Least 8 people had been killed and 12 others injured due to twin earthquakes in north Philippines. Report: Sources Raise Possibility of «Israeli» Assassination of IAEA’s Amano Informed sources said that “Israel” has “eliminated” IAEA chief Amano. Satellite Images Show Myanmar’s «Minimal Preparations» for Rohingya Return Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees. Death Toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh Floods Jumps to Over 300 The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300. IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano Dies at 72 UN nuclear watchdog Chief Yukiya Amano has died at the age of 72. ’Arson’ Attack Toll Hits 24 at Japanese Animation Studio in Kyoto At least 24 people lost their lives and 40 were hospitalized, including 10 who are listed as being in critical condition. Several Feared Dead In Fire at Japan Animation Studio Several people are feared dead after a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday. UN Nuclear Watchdog’s Chief Plans to Step Down Early Chief of the UN nuclear watchdog plans to step down early. Britain to Deploy 3rd Warship to Gulf amid Tensions with Iran The United Kingdom announced that it will send a third warship to the Gulf later this year. Twelve Killed in House Collapse As Monsoon Toll Rises Across South Asia At least 12 people were killed when a house collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rain. Japan-South Korea Feud Deepens With Disputed Accounts of Trade Meeting A row between Japan and South Korea escalated with accounts of a frosty meeting the day before failed to make progress. Duterte Blasts Iceland’s «Stupid Ice-Eaters» Over UN Vote on Philippines’ Narco War Duterte blasted Iceland over its sponsorship of a UN resolution demanding a comprehensive report on human rights situation in the country. Hong Kong Protesters March near Border to Target Traders from China Several thousand Hong Kong people marched to protest against mainland Chinese traders in a border town. Japan, South Korea Step Up Trade Dispute Japan and South Korea ratcheted up tension in a diplomatic dispute.