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2014/07/28 13:19
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Buddhist vigilantes in Myanmar are sparking riots with wild rumors of Muslim sex predators | GlobalPost Buddhist monks feed pigeons near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (SOE THAN...
2014/07/28 13:19
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2014/07/28 07:19
2014/07/28 07:19
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Beijing puts brakes on transportation corridor to Indian Ocean A cargo ship in the Indian Ocean. China's plan to run a railway through Burma from Kunming to the ocean has been officially put on hold...
2014/07/27 09:33
2014/07/27 09:33
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Yanghee Lee, the United Nationâ's Human Rights Special Envoy to Burma. Pic: AP. YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.’s new human rights envoy for Burma has described conditions as deplorable in camps for...
2014/07/26 18:53
2014/07/26 18:53
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A UN expert has warned that Myanmar's plans for the future of a western region torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim unrest could result in "permanent segregation" of the two religious groups. The United...
2014/07/25 14:56
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YANGON: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors without Borders, has expressed cautious optimism about news that it can resume its medical activities in Myanmar's Rakhine state. In a statement...
2014/07/25 10:33
2014/07/25 10:33
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China’s cancelled Burma railway is its latest derailment in southeast Asia Burmese protesters against a China-backed mine project in 2012. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun A $20-billion Burmese railroad...
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2014/07/25 01:58
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... picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on...
2014/07/24 13:59
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Authorities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have said international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced...
2014/07/22 10:34
2014/07/22 10:34
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Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. File picture: Charles Dharapak A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island's Buddhists to halt violence against...
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2014/07/22 10:15
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NAY PYI TAW - A planned rail project to give China access to the Indian Ocean through Myanmar has been cancelled due to strong public objections and delays, a senior official said on Tuesday. The two...
2014/07/21 15:53
2014/07/21 15:53
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to contribute to the settlement of problems facing Muslims in Myanmar. In a meeting with Myanmar’s new...
2014/07/21 04:10
2014/07/21 04:10
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YANGON, Myanmar >> The alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central Myanmar city of Mandalay was fabricated, authorities said Sunday. A Home...
2014/07/20 09:56
2014/07/20 09:56
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YANGON: Myanmar's latest clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim men, state media reported Sunday. Two men -- a Buddhist and a Muslim -- died in...
2014/07/18 13:44
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Over the past few years, as the military junta has loosened its grip on the country, Burma’s people have flocked online to sites like Facebook. But while many have used these sites to express their...
2014/07/15 19:20
2014/07/15 19:20
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More than 37,000 Muslims have been killed in protracted violence in 2014 alone, despite the fact that five months remain in the calendar year. The count takes only a few countries into consideration,...
2014/07/14 14:53
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... that is done we will find ways to send them back. There are around 100,000 people who have been living in the camps for many years without freedom. Thailand and Myanmar will help facilitate...
2014/07/12 13:53
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Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to ''facilitate the safe return'' of 130,000 displaced Rohingya Muslims to their homeland, said a top Thai military official. General Prayuth Chan-ocha further said...
2014/07/11 09:57
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YANGON: Facebook is coming under scrutiny in Myanmar as an unwitting platform for a rising tide of hate speech following a new wave of communal bloodshed in the former junta-run country. The social...
2014/07/11 04:53
2014/07/11 04:53
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Bangladesh has banned the registration of marriages involving Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, who are accused of seeking to gain citizenship through marriage. On Thursday, the Bangladeshi...
2014/07/10 05:15
2014/07/10 05:15
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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers reviewed the “troubling” state of human rights in Southeast Asia Wednesday and criticised Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. But they reserved some of their toughest words for...
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