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Burma dam overflow displaces thousands

Burma dam overflow displaces thousands

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials [...]
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Burma dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

Burma dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a [...]
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Malaysia urges Burma to take action over acts of genocide

Malaysia urges Burma to take action over acts of genocide

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has urged the Myanmar government to take action against those who perpetrated acts of violence against the Rohingya community and other minorities in the country, [...]
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No question of withdrawing Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize: official

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Norway’s Nobel Institute said Wednesday it had no intention of withdrawing its Peace Prize from Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi after a damning UN report termed the [...]
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Burma rejects ‘false allegations’ in UN genocide report

31-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar rejected on Wednesday a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was [...]
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US Senate leader says Burma leader cannot be blamed for atrocities

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be blamed for atrocities that have occurred in that country because she [...]
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Burma rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya ‘genocide’

Burma rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya ‘genocide’

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar Wednesday rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls [...]
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Burma spokesman rejects U.N genocide report

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Myanmar government spokesman on Wednesday rejected a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the [...]
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Rohingya crisis: Burma rejects UN investigators’ report on genocide because it didn’t let them into country

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The government of Myanmar has rejected a new UN report that called for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims an act of genocide, and for its top generals to be tried for war [...]
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US leads calls for Burma military to be held to account for Rohingya crackdown

US leads calls for Burma military to be held to account for Rohingya crackdown

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Several countries, including the United States, called Tuesday for Myanmar military leaders accused of orchestrating the repression of the country’s Rohingya minority [...]
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Haley says US Rohingya report ‘consistent’ with UN findings

Haley says US Rohingya report ‘consistent’ with UN findings

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The findings of a US State Department investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis are “consistent” with those of a damning report by UN investigators [...]
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Burma dam breach floods communities in central region, blocks highway

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than 5,000 people have evacuated their homes after water from a breached dam flooded communities in central Myanmar on Wednesday and blocked part of a highway linking [...]
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Four Burma men nabbed for attempting to illegally enter M’sia

30-Aug-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Four Myanmar men who attempted to enter the country illegal were detained by the Malaysian Army personnel near Bukit Kayu Hitam Pos 1 yesterday. The 6th Infantry Brigade [...]
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Cambodia frees 14 opposition supporters

Cambodia frees 14 opposition supporters

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Fourteen Cambodia opposition supporters jailed for insurrection were released Tuesday, the largest pardon since Premier Hun Sen extended his grip on power in an election that [...]
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Former Vietnamese jailer says he respected late Sen. McCain

29-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Sen. John McCain’s Vietnamese jailer said he respected his former inmate and felt sad about his death, as others in Vietnam paid their respects to the former US Navy [...]
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