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    Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence, four injured

    Reuters | Updated at 03:04pm on November 18, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured,...

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    Myanmar military trucks hit landmines in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    One person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State this week, state media said on Friday, amid ethnic tension following...

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on November 17, 2017

    A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have ‘led to the systematic violation and abuse of...

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    End military operations

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:57am on November 17, 2017

    The UN General Assembly on Thursday called on the Myanmar authorities to ensure sustainable return of ethnic minority Rohingyas to their original places of residence...

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    Rohingya’s return depends on ‘real Myanmar citizens’: army

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until ‘real Myanmar citizens’ are ready to accept them, the country’s army chief said Thursday, casting doubt over...

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    HRW accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing...

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    HRW accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

    Reutersr | Updated at 12:53pm on November 16, 2017

    Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of...

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    India’s Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

    Reuters | Updated at 01:05pm on November 16, 2017

    Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of prime minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the...

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    ‘Mounting evidence’ of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:20am on November 16, 2017

    Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingyas and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of...

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    Broad sanctions won’t solve Rohingya crisis: Tillerson

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:03pm on November 15, 2017

    Washington’s top diplomat on Wednesday said he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but...

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