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Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from prison on Tuesday after more than 500 days behind bars.

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In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Chain-smoking singer Gudar Mia, who recently turned 80 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, lit another cigarette, closed his eyes, and crooned the opening words of a Rohingya folk song.

Nation

Dr M billed among world's most influential men

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia's seventh prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world's most influential men.

Nation

Dr M creating ripples

KUALA LUMPUR: In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world’s most influential men.

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U.N. investigators urge nations to snap financial ties with Myanmar military

YANGON (Reuters) - The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar's armed forces, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Tuesday, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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‘Sever financial ties with Myanmar military’

YANGON: The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar’s armed forces, a UN fact-finding mission said, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.Myanmar security forces are accused of killings, gang rape and arson during a crackdown that drove more than 730,000 people to flee western Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh after attacks on police posts by Rohingya insurgents in August 2017.

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

YANGON (Reuters) - Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.

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Naypyidaw: A mirror for Indonesia’s new capital

The capital city of Myanmar is not able to expand its involvement to beyond the realm of government.

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‘They have nowhere to go’

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (pic) has accused Myanmar that its government is unwilling to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a persecution in the Buddhist-majority country in 2017 and also feared that some international aid agencies tend to keep the crisis alive.

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'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown - review

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report.