Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early.

Myanmar army to launch ‘crackdown’ on Rakhine rebels: govt

Myanmar has called on its military to “launch operations” against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on police last week, a government spokesman says, as a surge of violence forces thousands more from their homes.

Myanmar plays street games to mark Independence Day

From pillow fights and three-legged races to balancing on greasy poles — Myanmar marks its 71st Independence Day with an array of street games.

Ear draining, drain clearing, Yangon’s Pansodan has it all

Ear cleaners, roadside plumbers and typewriters for hire cling to the corners and pavements of Yangon’s famed Pansodan Street, the beating heart of Myanmar’s biggest city where antiquated jobs survive despite unstoppable change.

Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia: official

A group of 20 men believed to be Rohingya migrants has arrived in the Indonesian province of Aceh in a rickety wooden boat, according to a local official. The migrants are the latest group of the vulnerable Myanmar minority to reach the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. IMAGES

Rohingya migrants detained at sea arrive at Myanmar camp

Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims are escorted back to camps in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after being detained at sea en-route to Malaysia.

Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Buddhists monks lead protesters in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state during a demonstration against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as “run-away refugees”.

100 Rohingya found at sea en route to Malaysia (2)

A boatload of more than 100 Rohingya Muslims who fled a camp in Myanmar were found off the country’s south coast after spending 15 days at sea in a failed attempt to reach Malaysia. They were escorted by police in vehicles and one Rohingya man says a girl died at sea.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest against repatriation

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees stage a demonstration near the Myanmar border against the repatriation program on the day the first group were due to be sent back. More than 720,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh after a military crackdown in August 2017 that the UN has said merits a genocide investigation.

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(15 Nov 2018) Here’s the latest for Thursday November 15th: At least 56 dead in Northern California fire; Attorney Michael Avenatti arrested; Bangladesh says Rohingya refugees can return to Myanmar; Bells taken by US Soldiers in 1901 returned to Philippines.

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