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    Aid response to Rohingya emergency must be ramped up ‘massively’: UN

    Reuters | Updated at 01:13pm on September 13, 2017

    Aid agencies have to step up operations ‘massively’ in response to the arrival in Bangladesh of about 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in...

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    Suu Kyi to skip UNGA amid criticism

    Agencies | Updated at 01:35am on September 14, 2017

    Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over violence that has forced about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the...

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    Stop violence, US to Myanmar security authorities

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:55am on September 13, 2017

    The United States has called on Myanmar security authorities to respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from...

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    Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on September 13, 2017

    Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been...

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    Global split over Rohingya as China backs Myanmar crackdown

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:05pm on September 12, 2017

    International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China...

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    370,000 flee Myanmar, exodus continuing

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:12pm on September 12, 2017

    Violence in Myanmar has prompted 370,000 people belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, up from...

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    UN sees textbook example of ethnic cleansing

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 12, 2017

    The United Nations rights body on Monday said Rohingya situation in Rakhine State was ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ and demanded the Myanmar government...

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    Russia detains dozens at protest supporting Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2017

    Russian police detained people from a crowd of about 200 protesters Sunday in Saint Petersburg who had gathered over the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims...

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    Rohingya insurgents declare one-month ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:39pm on September 10, 2017

    Rohingya extremists, whose August 25 raids in Myanmar’s Rakhine State sparked an army crackdown that has seen nearly 300,000 of the Muslim minority flee to...

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    10 killed as van collides with trailer in Pakistan

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:02pm on September 10, 2017

    Pakistani police say 10 members of a family who were on their way to a wedding celebration died when their van collided with a long...