"With all the talk of Arsenal's terribly 'long' wait for a trophy (almost nine years), spare a thought for Rochdale," writes Peter Hughes. "In their 107 year history they are yet to win a trophy. This could change at the weekend if results go their way [They didn't – Knowledge Ed]. Can any other team top this?" Before we look into this, here's Malcolm Warburton with some important clarifications: "Rochdale won the Lancashire Combination in 1910-11 and 1911-12. On the first occasion they finished seven points ahead of reserve teams from Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers, but these all left, together with nine other reserve teams, to become founder members of the Central League. The second time they won by six points from St Helens Recreation before themselves joining the Central League, which at that time was a sort of Greg Dyke-style mixture of reserve and first teams. But when Third Division North was founded in 1921 all the first team members became … [Read more...] about Have there been any teams who have never won a single thing?
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Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told the UN's top court today that allegations Myanmar had committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims were 'misleading and incomplete'. Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend her country over genocide allegations on the second day of hearings in a case filed by the Gambia. The leader, 74, stood to address a panel of judges as she began her country's defence with opening remarks expected to reject the UN court's jurisdiction and denying wrongdoing by the Southeast Asian nation. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice in the Hague for the second day of hearings 'Regrettably The Gambia has placed before the court a misleading and incomplete picture of the situation in Rakhine state,' Suu Kyi … [Read more...] about Nobel peace winner Aung San Suu Kyi says allegations that Myanmar committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims are ‘misleading’ as she appears at UN’s top court
The Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of justice, calling the allegations “factually misleading”. Addressing a bench of 17 judges from around the world, the 74-year-old leader dismissed reports of state violence against Rohingya Muslims and blamed the conflict on an uprising by separatist insurgents. The attacks were initiated by members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, Aung San Suu Kyi told the court as she displayed detailed maps of Rakhine state showing, she claimed, where the first assaults began in late 2016. Myanamar’s security forces responded to that violence, she said. Once internationally feted as a human rights champion, Aung San Suu Kyi, is leading Myanmar’s delegation to the court in The Hague. As state counsellor, she is in effect the country’s prime minister. Her speech to the United Nations’ highest tribunal came on the … [Read more...] about Aung San Suu Kyi tells ICJ: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country from charges of genocide, saying there is "no tolerance" for human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslim minority.The Nobel Peace laureate is appearing before the UN's highest court for a hearing into allegations that a 2017 military campaign against the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state amounted to genocide.More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during the campaign, which involved mass rapes, killings and the torching of homes. The campaign against Rohingya Muslims explained The case before the UN's International Court of Justice was launched by Gambia, which has a predominantly Muslim population, in November.Gambia has accused Buddhist-majority Myanmar of violating its obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention.More follows... … [Read more...] about Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘No tolerance’ for human rights violations against Rohingya
Bob Geldof has given back his Freedom of the City of Dublin because Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi shares the same award.Geldof said it was a "small personal gesture" in protest at the suffering of the Rohingya people.Ms Suu Kyi has been criticised for her lack of response to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim community, which has caused more than 600,000 people to flee to Bangladesh since August.Explaining his position, Geldof told reporters: "I'm here to talk about genocide and mass murder and rape and the abuse of children."Challenged on whether it was a publicity stunt, he said: "It is a PR stunt to try to dissociate this city from a murderer." Advertisement :: Babies dumped and left to die in Rohingya crisisOn his way to City Hall, he said he had not wanted to give up his award and that he was "really proud of it". More from Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar accused of genocide against Rohingya Muslims Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty award after 'shameful … [Read more...] about Geldof hands back Freedom of Dublin in protest at Aung San Suu Kyi