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Myanmar dam flooded 85 villages, driving thousands of homes

YANGON (Reuters) – In Myanmar, 85 villages have already been flooded following a dam failure. They triggered water that blocked a main road and forced more than 63,000 people out of their homes, a state newspaper said Thursday. A flood area after a dam burst near Swar Township in Myanmar, August 29, 2018. REUTERS / Antoni Slodkowski The disaster raises …

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Myanmar dam breach displaces thousands

A rupture of the early morning dam sent floods to the Swar community and surrounding villages, Reuters News Agency said "We've just come back" from the breach, a spokesman for the Disaster Relief and Relocation Department told CNN. "It's okay now, but many villages have been flooded and many people have left their homes." Local authorities urged residents to evacuate, …

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Myanmar rejects U.N. report on genocide against the Rohingya

A spokesman for the Myanmar government dismissed a devastating UN report this week, accusing the country's military of "genocidal intentions" against the Rohingya minority, claiming Wednesday that the UN has "false accusations" made. Myanmar's brutal campaign against Rohingya, which displaced more than 700,000 refugees to neighboring Bangladesh last year, was released Monday by a UN fact-finding mission on Monday. The …

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Myanmar postpones judgment for detained Reuters reporters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – On Monday, a Myanmar judge adjourned the verdict against two Reuters journalists who were accused of illegally holding official documents in a case that drew attention to the flagging press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation Has. The verdict in the case of Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone was expected on Monday, but was …

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Journalists from Myanmar Reuters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo await judgment

image copyright Reuters Two Reuters journalists documenting a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar You are being arrested for violating a state secret act. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December carrying secret official documents they had just received from police officers. The men must spend up to 14 years in prison if they are found guilty. …

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One year after fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya demands justice

Posted: Aug 25, 2018 7:00 pm Updated: Aug 25, 2018 8:55 am KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) – Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday celebrate the one-year anniversary of the attacks, They took them to safety in Bangladesh and prayed that they could return to their homes in Myanmar and demand justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. More than 15,000 …

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One year after fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya demands justice

Rohingya refugees cry as they pray during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the crackdown of the Myanmar Army leading to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on Saturday 25th August 2018, Rohingya led Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks they brought to safety …

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Rohingya refugees from Myanmar despair as the refugee crisis enters its second year

This Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Rohingya refugees are playing in a playground at the Kutupalong refugee camp, a wild-growing camp nestled between rolling hills and mountains Monsoon season mud, in Bangladesh. The camps, built more than 20 years ago by earlier, smaller waves of Rohingya refugees, exploded last year when Myanmar's army launched its attacks on 25 August and hundreds …

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One year after the flight, Rohingya refugees still say Myanmar is insecure

UNITED NATIONS – One year after Myanmar's minority, the Rohingya Muslims began to flee from tens of thousands of armed men to neighboring Bangladesh. The government says it is certain that the return will begin. But some international observers disagree. Those who survived the scorched earth campaign last August told unspeakable crimes committed by aid workers in Bangladesh, including the …

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