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Villagers slaughtered in Myanmar 'massacre', reports of women and children among more than 100 dead - ABC Online

There are reports scores of Muslim Rohingyas — including women and children — have been killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist vigilantes in a surge of ethnic violence. Key points: Two sources report on mass killings in the village of Chut ...and more »

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya? - Aljazeera.com

They are an ethnic group, majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya who live in the Southeast Asian country. The Rohingya speak Rohingya or Ruaingga, a ...and more »

Survivors tell of mass killings, beheadings as Myanmar 'cleansing operation' underway - The Sydney Morning Herald

Bangkok: Survivors have described mass killings, including beheadings of children, and arson attacks in a dramatic escalation of the Rohingya crisis that the United Nations warns could be a humanitarian catastrophe. A 41-year-old witness told the ...and more »

Myanmar slaughter: Rohingya woman tells story of brutal rape in Rakhine - ABC Local

Disturbing reports in Western Myanmar have been emerging of the brutal crackdown underway on the region's Muslim Rohingyas. For nine months that part of Western Myanmar had been off limits to foreign media. When the ABC's Southeast Asia Correspondent ...and more »

Myanmar: UN expert urges efforts to break 'worsening cycle of violence' in Rakhine - UN News Centre

A Rohingya woman and her child at a makeshift camp outside Sittwe in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. Photo: IRIN ?Share. Print. 31 August 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation in Myanmar's ...and more »

Burma: Rohingya children 'beheaded and burned alive' as refugees continue to flood into Bangladesh to escape violence - The Independent

Rohingya children have been beheaded and civilians burned alive, according to witness testimony amid claims that Burma's military and paramilitary forces are committing "genocide" or a "pogrom" against the Muslim minority in the country's western ...and more »

Burma: 400 killed amid 'massacre' of Rohingya Muslims, army says - The Independent

Almost 400 people have died in clashes between security forces and Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the country's military commander has said. The numbers, posted on the military's official Facebook page, are a sharp increase on the previously reported toll ...and more »

Buddhists and Hindus flee Myanmar's sectarian clashes - Yahoo Singapore News

Village chief San Tun's remote Mro tribe used to get by foraging in the Myanmar jungle, living among the patchwork of ethnic groups who co-existed imperfectly in Rakhine state. But last month murder visited his community. An attack on his people ...and more »

West's partiality worsens religious divides in Myanmar - Global Times

Hundreds of people died as the conflicts between Myanmar security forces and Rohingya militias escalated into the bloodiest fighting in Rakhine state. Western public opinion immediately pointed fingers at the Myanmese government, accusing it of using ...and more »

UN chief urges restraint by Myanmar forces in Rakhine - Aljazeera.com

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in western Myanmar after the killing of nearly 400 people - mostly Rohingya Muslims - in the worst outbreak of violence in years. "The secretary-general is deeply ...and more »