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UN says still determining if Burma crisis is genocide

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the [...]
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US wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China’s rise: Tillerson

US wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China’s rise: Tillerson

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to “dramatically deepen” cooperation with New [...]
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Burma has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

Burma has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special [...]
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Activists set talks with Chevron on Burma rights concerns

Activists set talks with Chevron on Burma rights concerns

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shareholder activists will speak with Chevron Corp next week to request the energy giant use its influence with the government of Myanmar to press for a resolution of ethnic [...]
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India’s tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions [...]
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Solar panels offer a lifeline in Rohingya refugee camps

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The squalid camps in Bangladesh that are now home to nearly 600,000 newly arrived Rohingya have no running water and barely any toilets, but they do have power — thanks [...]
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US says holds Burma military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim [...]
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Fire rips through luxury Burma hotel, 1 body recovered

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon on Thursday morning, causing one death. Firefighters who carried a [...]
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Amnesty: Burma army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Amnesty: Burma army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 7:17 AM

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report [...]
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UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees “stranded” near the border after crossing into the country [...]
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No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Burma talks

No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Burma talks

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A senior UN official on Tuesday returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh [...]
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Chilling Report Details Burma’s Horrific Campaign Against Rohingya Minority

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Huff Post | 6:00 AM

A state-sponsored campaign of systemic, targeted abuse has driven more than half of Myanmar’s Rohingya population out of the country in a matter of weeks. Many of the [...]
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Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangladesh

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nearly four decades ago Fazol Ahmed returned to his native Myanmar with his family under a Rohingya repatriation scheme. Now he is back in the teeming camps of Bangladesh [...]
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Amnesty: Burma committed crimes against humanity

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Amnesty International says it has strong evidence that the Myanmar army committed crimes against humanity in northern Rakhine State. A new report published by the global [...]
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Exclusive: Woodside delays Burma gas drilling as early results disappointsources

18-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum (WPL.AX) and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according [...]
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