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    Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jail break

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:31am on September 17, 2018

    Myanmar police are hunting dozens of escaped inmates who hijacked a delivery truck and smashed through the gates of their jail in a daring prison...

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    Myanmar gives UN teams access to Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:54pm on September 12, 2018

    The UN began work Wednesday inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more...

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    Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar secrets case

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years Monday, fuelling...

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    Myanmar seizes empty, abandoned ship

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:19am on September 02, 2018

    A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar’s waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian...

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    Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 01, 2018

    Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook...

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    New Myanmar Rakhine commission denounced by observers

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    A new commission set up by Myanmar to look into human rights abuses in Rakhine state has been criticised by observers on Tuesday as a...

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    Reuters reporters to face Myanmar trial for ‘breaking’ secrecy law

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:34am on July 10, 2018

    Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar’s draconian secrecy law during their reporting of a Rohingya massacre must face trial, a judge said Monday, in...

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    Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:41am on June 14, 2018

    Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of Myanmar they originally fled from, after their vessel...

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    US-backed broadcaster drops Myanmar channel

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:25am on June 13, 2018

    US-backed Radio Free Asia has pulled broadcasts from a television channel in Myanmar after the government tried to ban the word ‘Rohingya’ on its shows....

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    Facebook blacklists Myanmar hardline Buddhist group

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on June 08, 2018

    Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said Thursday, as it...

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