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At least 10,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka - At least 10,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Myanmar Rohingya abuse may be 'crimes against humanity': UN

Yangon - Myanmar's Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity, the UN's rights agency said Tuesday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in the country for a visit that will include a trip to northern Rakhine.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi delays Indonesia trip amid Rohingya crisis

Yangon - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday postponed a visit to Indonesia after protests there over her country's bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and a thwarted plot to attack its Jakarta embassy.

Militants were planning embassy attack: Indonesian police

Jakarta - Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant Sunday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar police arrest Muslims over Yangon bombings

Myanmar police said Saturday they had arrested three Muslims for planting home-made bombs around Yangon and were investigating their links to "terrorists" in Rakhine state, where the army is cracking down on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

Death of a baby as unwanted Rohingya hunt for a home

Cox's Bazar - Alam's short life ended on Saturday in a dark, tattered tent in Bangladesh, the Rohingya child's skeletal body succumbing to illness contracted while fleeing Myanmar where his stateless people are under attack.He was six-months-old.

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals

Dhaka - Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Critics round on Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday stood accused of failing to protect Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims from what rights groups say is a systematic campaign of abuse by the army.

Myanmar pursuing 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya: UN official

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar is engaged in "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has said, as reports emerged Friday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee.

Thousands of Rohingya migrants flee Myanmar violence

Cox's Bazar - Horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder are emerging from among the thousands of desperate Rohingya migrants who have pushed into Bangladesh in the past few days to escape unfolding chaos in Myanmar.

Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing unrest

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, community leaders said Tuesday, many with horrific tales of troops killing and burning villages.

Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing unrest

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, community leaders said Tuesday, many with horrific tales of troops killing and burning villages.

Hundreds of Rohingya cross into Bangladesh, fleeing unrest

Dhaka - Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar, community leaders said Tuesday, many with horrific tales of troops killing and burning villages.

Descendants of Myanmar's last king mark his exile by Britain

Mandalay - More than a century after the British expelled Myanmar's last king, descendants held an emotional ceremony in Mandalay's Golden Palace on Tuesday in a watershed moment for a country rediscovering its royal heritage after decades of colonialism and mili...

More Rohingya villages razed in Myanmar's Rakhine: HRW

Yangon - More than 1,000 houses in Rohingya villages have been razed in northwestern Myanmar, according to analysis of satellite images from Human Rights Watch released Monday that fly in the face of government denials.

Myanmar 'exorcist' in court over deaths of three children

A self-proclaimed sorcerer who allegedly beat three children to death in an exorcism ritual appeared in a Yangon court on Friday, telling reporters he was possessed by a "dark spirit" at the time of the killings.

Dozens killed in weekend of fresh violence in Myanmar's Rakhine

Yangon - Myanmar's Rakhine state was hit by fresh waves of violence over the weekend with more than 30 insurgents killed over two-days of fighting, the military said, as fears soar for the strife-torn region.

Satellite images show Myanmar Rohingya villages torched

Cox's Bazar - Hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages in western Myanmar have been torched, according to new satellite images released on Sunday as fresh fighting flared in the strife-torn region.

8 killed in surge of Rakhine violence: Myanmar army

Yangon - Myanmar's military said its troops killed six people and lost two soldiers in clashes with attackers in Rakhine state on Saturday, in the latest flare-up of violence in the crisis-hit region.

Media network slams arrest of Myanmar media execs

Yangon - An Asian news network on Saturday called for the release of two Myanmar media executives jailed for alleged defamation, the latest case to highlight limits on free speech under the country's new democratic government.

Crowds dice with death at Myanmar's explosive fire balloon festival

Inya - The skies of central Myanmar were set ablaze this week with the beginning of the Taunggyi fire balloon festival, one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia.

Myanmar anti-Muslim groups wax lyrical on Trump victory

Yangon - Myanmar's anti-Muslim hardliners cheered Donald Trump's election as US president in prose and poetry on Thursday, hailing the divisive billionaire's triumph as a victory in the fight against "Islamic terrorism".

Three children killed in Myanmar black magic ritual

Tamwe - Three infant children have been beaten to death in a Myanmar village outside Yangon by a man purporting to be a spiritual healer, who told their families they were possessed by evil spirits.

Calls for overhaul after 72 die in Myanmar ferry disaster

Yangon - A total of 72 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in central Myanmar, local officials said Thursday, calling for an overhaul of the creaking boats that ply the river as the search effort ended.

Suu Kyi says Myanmar struggling to establish democracy

New Delhi - Myanmar is struggling to establish full democracy after 50 years of military rule, de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday following a deadly military lockdown in restive Rakhine state.

Myanmar ferry disaster death toll tops 50

Yangon - More than 50 bodies have been recovered from a ferry that sank in central Myanmar, a local official said Wednesday, warning the toll would keep rising as workers raise the capsized boat.

Myanmar's storied film industry gears up for a sequel

Yangon - With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar's art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.

32 bodies found in Myanmar ferry disaster as death toll mounts

Yangon - Searchers have recovered 32 bodies after an overloaded ferry sank in central Myanmar and expect to find dozens more dead, officials said Monday, as workers began raising the boat from the riverbed.

Three attackers killed in Myanmar as violence persists

Cox's Bazar - Three police officers were attacked with machetes in restive northwestern Myanmar on Saturday by assailants who were shot dead, the military has said, amid lethal violence that authorities have blamed on homegrown Islamist insurgents.

'We were family': Myanmar attacks shatter rare ethnic harmony

Cox's Bazar - For Moe Moe, an attack by armed men on her village in northwestern Myanmar not only left six police dead but also shattered a rare vestige of Buddhist-Muslim harmony in the tense region.
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The Asian Elephant is quickly disappearing from the jungles of Myanmar.
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The tragedy of the Muslim Rohingya boat people continues
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View from Golden Hill Towers, Yangon Myanmar
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Jerdon's Babbler, rediscovered after the bird was thought to be extinct since 1941.
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Buddhist monks welcoming Muslims refugee
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The spread of artemisinin resistant malaria parasites is becoming a great concern in Myanmar,
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Myanmar's major agricultural product is rice, which covers about 60% of the country's total cultivated land area
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