Jewels worth millions stolen in Paris Ritz armed robbery

Police stand at the back entrance of the Ritz luxury hotel in Paris on Jan. 10, 2018, after an armed robbery. (AFP)
Updated 11 January 2018
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Jewels worth millions stolen in Paris Ritz armed robbery

PARIS: Armed robbers made off with millions of euros worth of jewelry after smashing the windows of the world-famous Ritz hotel in Paris on Wednesday, police said, adding that three suspects had been detained.
Two suspected thieves were still on the run, according to a police source, adding that the value of the items taken was “several million euros.”
The five men armed with hatchets arrived at the hotel in Paris’ luxurious Place Vendome around 6:30 p.m. before smashing the windows on the ground floor and making off with the jewels.
“World-famous jewellers display their jewelry at the Ritz,” a police source said.

Three of the gang were detained while fleeing the scene and an AFP journalist said some roads around the hotel were sealed off by security forces following the incident.


Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

Updated 32 min 57 sec ago
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Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

  • About 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state since last August.
  • Aid agencies and have expressed concern that the Rohingya will not be safe or be able to live freely if they return.

KOLKATA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for international pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought shelter in her country to escape military-led violence.
Hasina says Bangladesh gave shelter to the fleeing Rohingya on humanitarian grounds, but they should return to Myanmar.
“Other countries should put pressure on Myanmar to take them back,” she said in a speech Friday at Visva-Bharti University in India’s West Bengal state.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the speech.
About 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state since last August and are living in squalid camps across the border in Bangladesh. Aid agencies and have expressed concern that the Rohingya will not be safe or be able to live freely if they return.