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Aid chiefs to access Burma’s Rakhine on Thursday: UN

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Representatives of UN agencies will be allowed to visit Rakhine state in Myanmar on Thursday for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya [...]
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Aid groups call for access to Burma conflict zone

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but [...]
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Refugee family hunters bring hope to Rohingya children

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seven-year-old Hasina only sat down for a moment’s rest from chasing aid trucks that are a lifeline for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. When she got up she was alone, [...]
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‘I would be dead’: Britain’s Rohingyas speak out

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

For members of Europe’s biggest Rohingya community in Bradford, northern England, the news from Myanmar brings a mix of anger, fear and haunting memories of dramatic [...]
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Need a kindergarten spot in Mongolia? Play the lottery

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Mongolia’s baby boom is pushing its schools to breaking point, with desperate parents facing the stark choice of relying on a lottery system or paying for pricey [...]
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UK says ‘unacceptable tragedy’ of Rohingya crisis risks Burma progress

UK says ‘unacceptable tragedy’ of Rohingya crisis risks Burma progress

29-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The UK has warned Myanmar that the Rohingya crisis is an “unacceptable tragedy” and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government must end the violence and lift a blockade [...]
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Rights group accuses Burma of crimes against humanity

Rights group accuses Burma of crimes against humanity

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the UN Security [...]
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Humanitarian crisis in Burma ‘breeding ground’ for terrorism, forum in KL told

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Myanmar could turn into a “breeding ground” for terrorism due to the humanitarian crisis involving Muslims there, a Burmese rights activist told a forum here [...]
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Burma army Facebook posts covering key period of offensive ‘hidden’

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Facebook posts from Myanmar’s army detailing the opening phase of its crackdown last month on Rohingya Muslim insurgentsan operation now being probed by the United [...]
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Jeremy Corbyn calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to end Burma’s violence against Rohingya Muslims

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Jeremy Corbyn has appealed to Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence against a Muslim minority in her country. Reports of atrocities committed against [...]
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UN Security Council moves to confront Burma crisis

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss the violence in Myanmar, moving to step up its response to the exodus of 480,000 Rohingya Muslims in [...]
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Philippines accepts Malaysia’s rejection of Asean statement

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said Monday it respects Malaysia’s decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar’s Rakhine state issued by Foreign Secretary Alan [...]
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Burma accused of crimes against humanity

28-Sep-2017 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, calling for the UN Security Council [...]
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Burma finds more bodies in mass grave; UN seeks rapid aid increase

Burma finds more bodies in mass grave; UN seeks rapid aid increase

27-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s army unearthed the bodies of 17 Hindu villagers on Monday, taking to 45 the number authorities suspect were killed by Muslim insurgents last month at the [...]
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Burma maid recounts incidents of abuse by Singaporean couple

27-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A maid from Myanmar has alleged that her Singaporean employers abused her on many occasions including hitting her on the head and buttocks, and forcing her to eat her own [...]
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