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    Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

    Pope Francis will talk peace on his to visit Myanmar, a Catholic church representative said on Thursday, a potentially highly charged trip during a refugee crisis that has seen 520,000 Rohingya Muslims.

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    Crackdown on Muslim-run leather units in India dents exports, hits jobs

    A Myanmar beauty queen says she was stripped of her pageant title after posting a graphic video accusing Muslim Rohingya militants of driving communal violence in Rakhine state.

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    60 Rohingya presumed dead as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

    Survivors from the accident on Thursday told IOM staff that the boat was carrying about 80 people, including 50 children, who were believed to be fleeing violence from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.

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    Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand' over Rakhine crisis: Amnesty

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are "burying their heads in the sand" over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, criticising Myanmar's.

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    Suu Kyi defends handling of violence against Muslims

    Myanmar’s leader has finally broken her silence only to defend how her government is dealing with the massive human rights violations committed against Rakhine-based Rohingya Muslims.

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    Some Rohingya are a serious security threat, Indian govt tells top court

    The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that some of the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of them.

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    India calls Rohingya refugees ‘threat to national security’

    India’s top court is hearing a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure.

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    Myanmar Disaster Marks Death of Nobel Peace Prize: Iran Leader

    Iran leader said the disaster in Myanmar, which is blamed on the ‘cruel’ Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, marks the death of this international prize.

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    UN warns of ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

    The situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims.

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    Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

    The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

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    Soros and Hydrocarbons: What's Really Behind the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

    The Rohingya conflict in Myanmar, which had caught its second wind in August 2017, appears to be a multidimensional crisis with major geopolitical players involved, experts say, referring to both internal and external.

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    Israel arming Myanmar amid ongoing Rohingya crackdown

    The weapons sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats used to police the country's border, according to human rights groups and Burmese officials. 

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    India, Myanmar sign 11 MoUs to bolster bilateral relationship

    Marking a new foundation to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements ranging from maritime security to cultural exchange.

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    'Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border'

    Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.

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    India's Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects.

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    India starts exporting diesel to Myanmar

    India has started exporting diesel to Myanmar via a land route, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to enhance hydrocarbon trade with neighbouring countries.

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    Muslim world blasts Myanmar persecution of Rohingya

    A Nobel laureate and several Muslim nations have strongly denounced and staged protests against Myanmar's government over persecution of Muslim Rohingya minority in the western state of Rakhine.

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    Children among 17 Rohingya drown near Bangladesh

    Bangladesh coastguards on Thursday found the bodies of 17 Rohingya Muslims, many of them children, who drowned when their boats capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar that has forced at least 18,500.

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    Only international pressure can save Rohingya now

    Tens of thousands of Rohingya are fleeing for their lives as the Burmese military engages in a scorched earth policy against Rohingya civilians. My organisation, Burmese Rohingya.

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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.

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    Myanmar army conducts clearance operations against Rohingya insurgents

    Myanmar security forces intensified operations against Rohingya insurgents on Monday, police and other sources said, following three days of clashes with militants in the worst violence involving Myanmar.

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    Worst violence in months kills 32 in Myanmar's Rakhine

    At least 32 people including five police officers were killed on Friday in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state as Rohingya rebels launched pre-dawn raids on border posts, according to the office of State Counsellor Aung San.

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    Buddhist nationalists raise new fears among Rohingyas

    Religious tensions are on the rise again in Myanmar, after masked assailants attacked young Muslims and nationalists led by Buddhist monks set up protest camps in major cities this week.

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