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    Myanmar editor jailed for coronavirus error

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:53am on May 23, 2020

    A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out to be false, his lawyer...

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    Myanmar army admits prisoner abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on May 14, 2020

    Myanmar’s military has conceded its troops abused prisoners in Rakhine State after a video of soldiers battering blindfolded detainees spread on social media — a...

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    Myanmar army again guilty of abuses, possible war crimes: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:00am on April 30, 2020

    Myanmar’s military must be investigated for possible ‘war crimes and crimes against humanity’ as a conflict with rebels in the country’s northwest ramps up, a...

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    Driver killed in attack on UN vehicle in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:39am on April 22, 2020

    A Myanmar government health worker was injured and his driver killed when their United Nations-marked vehicle was ambushed as they were carrying COVID-19 test samples...

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    Myanmar releases 25,000 prisoners amid coronavirus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:43am on April 17, 2020

    More than a quarter of Myanmar’s prison population is being released, the president’s office announced Friday, after calls grew to ease pressure on overcrowded jails...

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    Myanmar confirms first coronavirus cases

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon, Myanmar | Updated at 01:35am on March 24, 2020

    Myanmar confirmed its first cases of coronavirus infection late Monday after weeks of increasing scepticism over the under-developed southeast Asian nation’s claims to be free...

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    Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 04:18pm on January 25, 2020

    Two Rohingya women were killed and seven others injured in shelling the Myanmar military and insurgents blamed on each other, days after the UN’s top...

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    War crimes, not genocide committed against Rohingya: Myanmar probe

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:03pm on January 21, 2020

    A Myanmar-appointed panel concluded Monday that some soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim community but the military was not guilty of genocide,...

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    Blast kills four kids in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:09am on January 08, 2020

    Four children were killed and five injured alongside their teacher as an explosion hit while they collected firewood in an area of Myanmar’s Rakhine state...

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    Suu Kyi party official killed in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:52am on December 27, 2019

    An official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party was killed in Rakhine state after planning a show of support for the leader’s defence of...