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Troops in Myanmar's Rakhine on high alert after killings of Rohingya

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NAYPYITAW Troops in Myanmar's northeastern Rakhine state were put on high alert on Tuesday, police and sources said, after nearly 200 Rakhine Buddhist villagers fled the area after a recent spate of killings and amid fears of fresh attacks by Rohingya insurgents.

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Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million 26 Jun 2017

BANGKOK/YANGON Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million (628 million pounds) on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking. | Video

Myanmar army arrests reporters for covering ethnic armed group event 26 Jun 2017

NAYPYITAW Myanmar military arrested at least three reporters on Monday, after they covered an event organised by an ethnic armed group designated as an "illegal organisation".

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Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million 26 Jun 2017

BANGKOK/YANGON Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking.

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Exclusive - Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list 24 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said. | Video

Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar - newspaper 22 Jun 2017

YANGON Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday.

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In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered 19 Jun 2017

YANGON Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition, ruined Myanmar's economy and turned it into an international pariah state.

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Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved 18 Jun 2017

YANGON Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea in early June with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Sunday.

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Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says 15 Jun 2017

YANGON A civilian fishing boat found part of the tail section from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea last week with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Thursday.

U.N. rights expert urges Myanmar to protect detained Rohingya children 15 Jun 2017

GENEVA Myanmar should guarantee the rights and medical care of children from the Rohingya Muslim minority detained in an army crackdown launched in October, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Thursday.

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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