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Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

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SITTWE, Myanmar Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, before police fired in the air to disperse them.

Myanmar army chief urges internally displaced to return to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar Myanmar's army chief called on Thursday for people internally displaced by violence in Rakhine State to go home and rebuild communities, but he made no mention of 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape his force's operations.

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Visualizing the influx of Rohingya refugees

United Nations aid agencies said this week they are ramping up operations in southeast Bangladesh where more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought refuge from violence in neighboring Myanmar.

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India presses on with Myanmar defense supplies in show of support

NEW DELHI India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar's government in a sign of strong support for a neighbor that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

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Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to end violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a threat to the world. | Video

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Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine

UNITED NATIONS Myanmar's vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country's Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been instructed to take "full measures" to avoid collateral damage and harming innocent civilians.

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Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine state

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 Myanmar's vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country's Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been instructed to take "full measures" to avoid collateral damage and harming innocent civilians.

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Trump urges 'strong and swift' U.N. action to end Rohingya crisis: Pence

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is urging the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday.

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Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence at mercy of traffickers, warns U.N.

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are "at the mercy" of human traffickers, the United Nations migration agency warned on Wednesday, saying well-managed refugee camps were needed to reduce the risk.

Sep 20 2017

Wednesday Morning Briefing

An earthquake in Mexico killed over 200 people, U.S. President Trump threatened to destroy North Korea at a U.N. summit and Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix before heading towards Puerto Rico.

Images from Myanmar

A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

Myanmar's long standing political crisis has forced millions of refugees across the border.  Slideshow