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Burma rejects reports army killed Rohingya fleeing Rakhine conflict

21-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government on Friday rejected accusations by minority Rohingya Muslims that the military has killed residents fleeing the conflict in the northwest of the [...]
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UNHCR urges Burma to protect civilians in northern Rakhine state

21-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Unhcr | 6:00 AM

UNHCR is deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of civilians in the northern part of Rakhine state, Myanmar. We are urging the government of Myanmar to ensure the [...]
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Minister: There is an increase in Burma refugees

19-Nov-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The country received refugee applications from 17 nations through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), said minister in prime minister’s Department [...]
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Vietnam expanding South China Sea runway: US think tank

Vietnam expanding South China Sea runway: US think tank

19-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is extending a runway on an island it claims in the South China Sea in apparent response to China’s building of military facilities on artificial islands in the [...]
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Anti-Muslim Buddhist monk in Burma: Trump ‘similar to me’

19-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Shunned by Myanmar’s new government and its Buddhist hierarchy, a nationalist monk blamed for whipping up at times bloody anti-Muslim fervor said he feels vindicated by [...]
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Hundreds of Rohingya try to escape Burma crackdown

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of people from the Rohingya minority in Myanmar are trying to escape a military crackdown by crossing the border into Bangladesh. The people attempting to flee [...]
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Former UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Burma violence

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Frontier Myanmar | 6:00 AM

Former UN chief Kofi Annan has expressed “deep concern” over violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where the military killed dozens of people over the [...]
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Burma: Former prisoners fight for labour rights

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Ye Naing Win walked out of Myingyan prison in 2005, expecting to conduct his labour activism in secret for the rest of his life. Before his arrest in 1997, he was forced to [...]
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Burma Creates Information Committee to Handle News About Volatile Rakhine

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government on Wednesday formed a special information committee to release real-time news about the volatile situation in the country’s westernmost Rakhine [...]
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US won’t turn away from Asia: admiral

US won’t turn away from Asia: admiral

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States will not end up turning away from Asia in coming years, a top US military official said Tuesday, as Donald Trump’s White House win kept regional [...]
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Burma’s army kills 69 ‘attackers’ in Rakhine state

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Nearly 70 “violent attackers” have been killed by Myanmar’s security forces in northern Rakhine state over the past week, the army said, claiming the dead [...]
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Top investor sees gap for ‘truly low-cost’ airlines in Asia

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Low-cost airlines may be booming in Asia but one of the industry’s most influential investors said on Tuesday the region had yet to see a truly low-cost carrier and [...]
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Energy firms lead Asia markets higher

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Energy firms led a rally in Asia equities markets on Wednesday after oil prices soared on hopes for a deal by producers to cut output, while the dollar settled back after its [...]
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Former UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Burma violence

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Former UN chief Kofi Annan has expressed “deep concern” over violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where the military killed dozens of people over the [...]
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‘Shoot first, ask questions later’: Violence intensifies in Rakhine State

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Concerns are mounting about the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as the security situation there continues to deteriorate. At least 17 members of Myanmar’s [...]
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