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Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine state

Rakhine state is one of Myanmar's poorest regions and NGOs provide aid to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims still languishing in displacement camps as well as other local communities. 

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Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: Report

Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready to take back refugees, blaming Bangladesh for failed efforts to kick-start returns.

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Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough; UN investigator calls for assets freeze

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee called for the commanders' assets to be frozen. 

Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough: UN investigator calls for commanders' assets to be…

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Dozens of people found stranded in Myanmar's Rakhine: Official

Each year thousands of Rohingya and stateless Bangladeshis try to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by sea.

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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the UN's cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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13 people killed in van-truck collision in Pakistan's Balochistan province

13 die due to a road accident in Pakistan's province Balochistan

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Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed after less than a year

The soldiers were freed in November last year, the two inmates said, meaning they served less than one year of their 10-year prison terms for the killings at Inn Din village. 

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'Results' needed from Myanmar over Rohingya return: UNHCR head

A brutal military campaign in western Rakhine state forced some 740,000 Rohingya over the border into Bangladesh.

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US Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

In December, China criticised the United States for passing the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, which seeks to promote access to Tibet for US diplomats.

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World Bank under fire for development plan in Myanmar's divided Rakhine

The World Bank last week published the first details of a proposal to fund cash-for-work programmes, and support small businesses in one of Myanmar's poorest regions, through the government.

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Keyboard predators: Southeast Asia's kids targeted by online paedophiles

With widespread poverty, lax laws, and creaking judicial systems, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines have long been seen as soft spots by foreign and local paedophiles seeking…

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'Dead livestock and water running out' in Myanmar village under army lockdown

Thousands of troops have been deployed across northern Rakhine to root out Arakan Army (AA) insurgents in violence which has displaced more than 30,000 people since December.

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Myanmar plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails

The nailbiting touchdown -- in which nobody was injured -- was the second instance of a malfunctioning flight in less than a week within the country. 

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Myanmar forces kill six suspecting rebel-links

The army also detained nearly 275 people during a search operation to nab the members of the Rebel Army, reported Al Jazeera.

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European Union extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar

The measures, which include an embargo on weapons and other equipment that could be used for repression, will stay in place until at least April 30, 2020.

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