Rohingya Muslims among 1,000 killed in Myanmar: UN rapporteur

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SEOUL: More than 1,000 people might already have been killed in Myanmar, mostly minority Rohingya Muslims — more than twice the government’s total — a senior United Nations representative said on Friday, urging Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out against the deaths. India refuses to join declaration against Myanmar at international meet In the last two weeks alone 270,000 mostly Rohingya civilians have fled to Bangladesh, overwhelming refugee camps that were already bursting at the seams, the UN said. Others have died trying to flee the fighting in Rakhine…

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Myanmar villages burn as military cracks down on militants

Smoke billowed from at least three burning villages in the remote section of Rakhine state where Myanmar’s military is carrying out sweeps for militants, an AFP reporter saw on Wednesday. The violence, which erupted six days ago after Rohingya militants staged surprise raids on police posts, has shown little sign of abating, leaving at least 110 confirmed dead and sending thousands fleeing. The displaced include ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, thousands of whom have massed at the “zero line” border with Bangladesh which they are barred from crossing. The…

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