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Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

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Fire guts luxury hotel in Yangon

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US blames Myanmar military for humanitarian crisis, lawmakers push for sanctions

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U.N. jury still out on whether to declare Myanmar violence against Muslim Rohingya genocide

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Myanmar talks at a standstill - ASEAN/East Asia

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Tallgrass film features Wichita couple’s life-changing work in Myanmar

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Singapore pledges $100,000 in humanitarian aid to help in Myanmar's Rakhine crisis
SINGAPORE - Singapore will commit $100,000 to help humanitarian efforts in the Myanmar's Rakhine state through the Asean Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) centre, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin has said. About 582,000 Rohingya have fled an army campaign in Myanmar's Rakhine state since late August. The United Nations' refugee agency has said in Geneva that some 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya were stranded near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border   Read More ...
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Blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel
YANGON (AFP) - One person died in a pre-dawn blaze on Thursday that tore through a teakwood hotel in Yangon popular with foreign visitors to Myanmar's main city. The fire gutted the lakeside Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, a colonial-era building owned by a Myanmar businessman notorious for making his fortune under the former junta. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the blaze which broke out at around 3am local time (2030 GMT), but they could not stop the flames from consuming the luxury hotel   Read More ...
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Chinese medical team provides free eye surgery to patients in Myanmar
TAUNGGYI -- A Chinese medical team on Thursday began a free cataract surgery program in Taunggyi, Myanmar's Shan State on Thursday. Jointly organized by the Chinese Lifeline Express and Myanmar's Lay Kyun Thu Foundation, the Chinese medical team of Henan Provincial People's Hospital is conducting a five-day surgical treatment on 300 cataract patients under the very first program in the region   Read More ...
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Lawmakers urge US to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military
than 40 lawmakers urged President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to reimpose U.S. travel bans on Myanmar's military leaders and prepare targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a group of Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives called for "meaningful steps" against Myanmar's military and others who have committed human rights abuses in an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the Southeast Asian nation   Read More ...
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Harsche UNO-Kritik an Myanmar wegen Rohingya
Rohingya-Frauen mit ihren Kindern nach der Flucht ins benachbarte Bangladesch. Der Konflikt zwischen der mehrheitlich buddhistischen Bevölkerung und der muslimischen Minderheit der Rohingya in Myanmar war Ende August eskaliert. (Keystone/AP/DAR YASIN) Die Regierung von Myanmar hat im Umgang mit der muslimischen Minderheit der Rohingya gegen ihre internationalen Verpflichtungen verstossen und deren Angehörige nicht vor Gräueltaten geschützt. Dies ist die Einschätzung zweier UNO-Sonderberichterstatter   Read More ...
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Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN
UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday. The statement from the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, and the special adviser on the responsibility to protect, Ivan Simonovic, added the international response to the crisis was a failure   Read More ...
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Fire Destroys Landmark Hotel In Myanmar's Largest City, Kills One
Yangon: One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 am at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters   Read More ...
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Myanmar fire guts iconic Yangon hotel Kandawgyi Palace
A massive fire has destroyed an iconic luxury hotel in Myanmar's capital Yangon, and killed one person. Two others were injured in the blaze which began around 03:00 (20:30 GMT Wednesday) at the Kandawgyi Palace. The hotel, which was largely made out of teak and built in a traditional Burmese style, was a local landmark popular with tourists. It took hundreds of firefighters several hours to put out the blaze   Read More ...
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one
YANGON: One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters   Read More ...
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Fire guts luxury hotel in Yangon
A huge fire has ripped through a luxury hotel in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon. The blaze broke out at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, a lakeside hotel popular with foreigners and a landmark in the city, at around 3 am local time on Thursday. Authorities said there were no fatalities and only one Chinese national was injured. But the Associated Press reported that one man died and two were injured   Read More ...
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one
YANGON (Reuters) - One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon’s best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar’s largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. An unidentified body was found in a guest room and two people were injured, said Htay Lwin, a spokesman of hotel owner Htoo Group   Read More ...
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1 killed as blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel
One person was killed as fire razed on Thursday a historic teakwood hotel in Yangon popular with foreign visitors to Myanmar’s main city. The pre-dawn blaze gutted the lakeside Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, a colonial-era building owned by a Myanmar businessman notorious for making his fortune under the former junta. Hundreds of firefighters tried but failed to quell the inferno, which broke out at around 3a   Read More ...
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city
YANGON: One person was injured in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels on Thursday, sending clouds of dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters   Read More ...
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city
YANGON (Reuters) - One person was injured in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon's best-known hotels on Thursday, sending clouds of dark smoke billowing over the centre of Myanmar's largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters   Read More ...
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One dead after massive blaze guts Myanmar five-star hotel
YANGON: One person has died after a huge fire broke out on Thursday morning (Oct 19) at a five-star lakeside hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon. Firefighters said a male victim died in the pre-dawn blaze at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. They were seen carrying a body bag out of the luxury teakwood hotel, which was nearly destroyed by the fire   Read More ...
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One dead after massive blaze guts Myanmar five-star hotel
YANGON (AFP) – One person died in a pre-dawn blaze on Thursday (Oct 19) that tore through a teakwood hotel in Yangon popular with foreign visitors to Myanmar’s main city. The fire gutted the lakeside Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, a colonial-era building owned by a Myanmar businessman notorious for making his fortune under the former junta. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the blaze which broke out at around 3am local time, but they could not stop the flames from consuming the luxury hotel   Read More ...
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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city
YANGON (Reuters) - One person was injured in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon’s best-known hotels on Thursday, sending clouds of dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar’s largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. There were no fatalities and only one Chinese citizen was injured, said Yangon police colonel Myint Htwe. The fire had been mostly extinguished by 7 a   Read More ...
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Lawmakers urge US to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military
than 40 lawmakers urged the Trump administration on Wednesday to reimpose U.S. travel bans on Myanmar’s military leaders and prepare targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown on the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a group of Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives called for “meaningful steps” against Myanmar’s military and others who have committed human rights abuses in an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the Southeast Asian nation   Read More ...
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Fire rips through luxury Myanmar hotel, 1 body recovered
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefighters said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or injured. Photos and video posted online show the spectacular blaze racing through the traditional-style building early Thursday morning   Read More ...
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Fire nearly destroys luxury Myanmar hotel, at least 1 dead
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was being carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefighters said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or injured. Photos and video posted online show the spectacular blaze racing through the building early Thursday morning   Read More ...
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Fire rips through luxury Myanmar hotel, 1 body recovered
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefighters said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or injured. Photos and video posted online show the spectacular blaze racing through the traditional-style building early Thursday morning   Read More ...
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Fire nearly destroys luxury Myanmar hotel, at least 1 dead
YANGON, Myanmar – A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was being carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefighters said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or injured. Photos and video posted online show the spectacular blaze racing through the building early Thursday morning   Read More ...
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U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis
By David Brunnstrom and Jonathan Landay. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying whether the United States would take any action against Myanmar's military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country   Read More ...
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US blames Myanmar military for humanitarian crisis, lawmakers push for sanctions
Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 03:50 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is blaming the Myanmar military for the humanitarian crisis that has caused more than a half-million refugees to flee the country. Lawmakers are urging “meaningful steps” be taken against military leaders.   Read More ...
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US holds Myanmar army ‘accountable’ for Rohingya refugee crisis
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today the United States holds Myanmar’s military leadership “accountable” for the Rohingya refugee crisis, drawing a distinction with Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government. Myanmar’s recent return to elected rule has given it a hybrid government in which the military still has wide powers in the security domain and in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has reported ethnic cleansing   Read More ...
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UN says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide
The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has called the situation “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, but he has not used the word genocide   Read More ...
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UN slams Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya
United Nations: Myanmar’s government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday. The statement from the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, and the special adviser on the responsibility to protect, Ivan Simonovic, added the international response to the crisis was a failure   Read More ...
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U.N. jury still out on whether to declare Myanmar violence against Muslim Rohingya genocide
GENEVA – The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia-Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said on Wednesday. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has called the situation “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” but he has not used the word genocide   Read More ...
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US says Myanmar army responsible for Rohingya crisis
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States holds Myanmar's military leadership "accountable" for the Rohingya refugee crisis, drawing a distinction with Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government. Myanmar's recent return to elected rule has given it a hybrid government in which the military still has wide powers in the security domain and in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has reported ethnic cleansing   Read More ...
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Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities
UNITED NATIONS, United States: Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations to protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday. "Despite warnings issued by us and by many other officials, the government of Myanmar has failed to meet its obligations under international law and primary responsibility to protect the Rohingya population from atrocity crimes," said a joint statement   Read More ...
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US Says Myanmar Army Responsible For Rohingya Crisis
Washington: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States holds Myanmar's military leadership "accountable" for the Rohingya refugee crisis, drawing a distinction with Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government. Myanmar's recent return to elected rule has given it a hybrid government in which the military still has wide powers in the security domain and in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has reported ethnic cleansing   Read More ...
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Tillerson says military leaders in Myanmar are accountable for Rohingya crisis
The Burmese military leadership should be held accountable for the atrocities being carried out against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, Secretary of State said Wednesday. But he did not commit the U.S. to action against the Burmese military and indicated that it is still unclear exactly who is to blame. He said that news reports coming out of the region "tear your heart out   Read More ...
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Myanmar talks at a standstill - ASEAN/East Asia
New York: A senior UN official returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh and access for aid workers. Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, discussed the plight of the 582,000 Rohingyas who have fled an army campaign in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since late August   Read More ...
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Tallgrass film features Wichita couple’s life-changing work in Myanmar
Jack DeBoer says a documentary to be shown Thursday afternoon at the Tallgrass Film Festival isn’t about him or his wife, Marilyn. It is. But it isn’t. The story is bigger than that. It’s about chance encounters, Oreo cookies, a riot, difficult situations and how a “Go Do Good” incentive has turned a country around. The documentary, “29 Years: A Journey to Restore Hope in Myanmar,” will be shown at 4 p   Read More ...
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Lawmakers urge U.S. to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 40 lawmakers urged the Trump administration on Wednesday to reimpose U.S. travel bans on Myanmar’s military leaders and prepare targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown on the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a group of Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives called for “meaningful steps” against Myanmar’s military and others who have committed human rights abuses in an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the Southeast Asian nation   Read More ...
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Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis
The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is said to be the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. Risking death by sea or on foot, more than half a million have fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma) for neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017. The United Nations described the military offensive in Rakhine, which provoked the exodus, as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing"   Read More ...
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Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN
UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said on Wednesday (Oct 18). The statement from the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, and the special adviser on the responsibility to protect, Ivan Simonovic, added the international response to the crisis was a failure   Read More ...
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Lawmakers urge U.S. to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 40 lawmakers urged the Trump administration on Wednesday to reimpose U.S. travel bans on Myanmar's military leaders and prepare targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority. In a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a group of Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives called for "meaningful steps" against Myanmar's military and others who have committed human rights abuses in an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the Southeast Asian nation   Read More ...
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Rohingya crisis: Tillerson says US holds Myanmar military responsible for violent crackdown
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States holds Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Key points: Mr Tillerson said the US was "extraordinarily concerned" by the situation in Myanmar He called on security forces to allow independent access to the region The US has been considering targeted sanctions against the country's military leadership However, Mr Tillerson stopped short of saying whether the United States would take any action against Myanmar's military leaders over the offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country   Read More ...
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US says Myanmar army responsible for Rohingya crisis
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday (Oct 18) the United States holds Myanmar's military leadership "accountable" for the Rohingya refugee crisis, drawing a distinction with Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government. Myanmar's recent return to elected rule has given it a hybrid government in which the military still has wide powers in the security domain and in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has reported ethnic cleansing   Read More ...
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