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UN seeks ‘massive’ help for Rohingya fleeing Burma ‘ethnic cleansing’

UN seeks ‘massive’ help for Rohingya fleeing Burma ‘ethnic cleansing’

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

The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep [...]
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Trump plans to visit China, Japan, S. Korea in November

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

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he intends to visit China, Japan and South Korea later this year, a blockbuster maiden presidential visit to Asia. Trump said [...]
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Amnesty says Burma military torching Rohingya villages

Amnesty says Burma military torching Rohingya villages

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

Pressure on Myanmar soared as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the violence against Rohingya Muslims “unacceptable” and rights group Amnesty said on [...]
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Rohingya Crisis Threatens to Deepen Southeast Asia Tensions

Rohingya Crisis Threatens to Deepen Southeast Asia Tensions

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Violence in Myanmar that’s pushed nearly 400,000 Muslim refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh is threatening to deepen sectarian tensions across the region. The exodus [...]
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Burma says aid access to conflict area not blocked but security an issue

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

Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but said [...]
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Bangladesh troops to deliver aid for Rohingya refugees

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

Bangladesh will use troops to deliver foreign aid to the border town that has been overwhelmed by Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, authorities announced. The move [...]
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Cambodia halts search for US Vietnam war missing

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

Cambodian premier Hun Sen punched back in a diplomatic spat with Washington on Friday by halting cooperation with a US project to recover the remains of American soldiers [...]
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Cambodia PM calls on US to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers

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

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that US agents conspired with [...]
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Saviours or profiteers? Bangladesh fishermen rescue Rohingya, for a price

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

For tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, an informal fleet of small wooden fishing boats has meant deliverance from what they say is an indiscriminate assault on their [...]
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No Rohingya refugees will be sent to Sarawak

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The cabinet assured no displaced Rohingnya people will be sent to Bau and Serian in Sarawak. Human Resources minister Datuk Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem said the assurance was [...]
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Mongolia’s blossoming Buddhism faces money problems

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

Construction was suspended two years ago on the site of the Grand Maitreya Spiritual Centre on the outskirts of Ulan Bator On a barren patch of land outside Mongolia’s [...]
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Rohingya lives and limbs shattered by mines at Burma frontier

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

Azizul Haque wanted to scream but could not muster the energy as he fought for his life, his body torn apart by the landmine he stepped on as he and his Rohingya Muslim [...]
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UN council calls for ‘immediate steps’ to end Burma violence

UN council calls for ‘immediate steps’ to end Burma violence

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

The UN Security Council on Wednesday broke its weeks-long silence on the crisis in Myanmar and called for an end to the violence as UN chief Antonio Guterres said the [...]
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Canada’s Trudeau urges Suu Kyi to end Burma violence

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

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to [...]
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UN chief urges Burma to halt attacks on Rohingya

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

UN chief Antonio Guterres acknowledged Wednesday that Rohingya Muslims were being ethnically cleansed in Myanmar as he called for a halt to a military campaign in Rakhine [...]
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