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    Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer’s murder

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:06am on February 16, 2019

    Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after...

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    Myanmar police crackdown on protest against divisive statue

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 03:47pm on February 12, 2019

    Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of several thousand demonstrators in eastern Myanmar on Tuesday, activists said, as protests mount over a new and...

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    Frenchman held for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:15am on February 12, 2019

    A French tourist has been arrested for flying a drone near Myanmar’s parliament in the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy and local police confirmed Monday,...

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    China must act to stem Myanmar’s runaway meth trade

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 08:42pm on January 08, 2019

    China should rein in the methamphetamine-producing militias under its influence in eastern Myanmar and stem the flow of precursor chemicals fuelling the multi-billion-dollar drug trade,...

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    Rakhine rebels kill 13 cops in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on January 05, 2019

    Thirteen Myanmar police officers were killed in raids Friday by ethnic Rakhine rebels, the army said, in a brazen, co-ordinated attack on the country’s Independence...

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    Thousands displaced as Myanmar army, Rakhine rebels clash

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:17am on January 04, 2019

    Weeks of fighting between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar’s military has driven thousands of civilians from their homes, the UN said, as conflict intensifies in...

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    Rebels breach Myanmar ceasefire in army attack: military

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:44am on December 29, 2018

    Myanmar’s army accused rebels on Friday of attacking and killing ‘some’ of its soldiers, the first skirmish acknowledged by the military in the wake of...

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    Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal seven-year sentence

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 02:17pm on December 24, 2018

    Lawyers lodged an appeal Monday to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, decrying the sentence as a ‘mistake’ that...

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    Myanmar forces conduct operations after 2 killed in Rakhine state

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:46am on December 21, 2018

    Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of ‘clearance operations’ in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief’s office...

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    Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps in acute need: UNHCR

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:30am on December 08, 2018

    Rohingya Muslims who paid hundreds of dollars to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat are destitute since they were stopped at sea and returned, the...