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Myanmar Frees Two Reuters Journalists in Amnesty

Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison Tuesday, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release.

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Outcry Mounts over Deaths in Custody in Myanmar's Rakhine

The deaths of three ethnic Rakhine men in Myanmar military custody and the secret cremation of their bodies has provoked outrage, as fears over military impunity increase in the intensifying conflict with Rakhine rebels.

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Myanmar Court Jails Rakhine Leader for 20 Years for Treason

A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army.

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New Myanmar Unrest Panics Rohingya in Border Limbo

Panic is gripping thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees living in no-man's land on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, with daily clashes between Myanmar security forces and ethnic Rakhine insurgents.

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Myanmar Military Brutality against Rohingya 'Hard to Fathom', UN Investigator

The level of brutality used by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya minority is "hard to fathom", a UN investigator said Tuesday, presenting a damning report calling for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide.

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U.N. Visit to Myanmar's Rakhine State Thwarted by 'Bad Weather'

A U.N. visit to Myanmar's conflict-battered Rakhine state was postponed Thursday, thwarting efforts to reach the epicenter of violence for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims.

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At Least 18,500 Rohingya Flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine Unrest Rages

At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's neighboring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.

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Myanmar and Militants Trade Rakhine Atrocity Accusations

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday accused Rohingya fighters of burning down homes and using child soldiers during a recent surge in violence in troubled Rakhine state, allegations denied by the militants themselves.

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Suu Kyi Denies Ethnic Cleansing of Myanmar Minority

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations of rape, murder and torture against the army.

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Three Attackers Killed in Myanmar as Violence Persists

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.

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