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Will the displaced Rohingya live forever segregated in ghettoes?

Rohingya Muslims pass time near their shelter at a refugee camp outside Sittwe, on June 4, 2014.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

INDOlink

India For Greater Transport Connectivity With ASEAN: Sushma

HANOI: India pushed for greater connectivity with the ASEAN countries as visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stressed that the geographic pathways could be linked to the five Ts - Tradition, Talent, Tourism, Trade and Technology - that the Narendra Modi government is pursuing.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Arakanese leaders to propose detention camps for undocumented Rohingya

Buddhist Arakanese leaders are considering a proposal that would see Rohingya Muslims without documentation proving their right to citizenship detained in camps.

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Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: Over 310,000 in Rakhine State still need aid

Two years after inter-communal violence first broke out in Rakhine State more than 310,000 people are still in need of humanitarian assistance there, says the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs .

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

United Nations

Over 20,000 people risked their lives in Indian Ocean sea crossings this year - " UN report

Fishermen manoeuvre a boat in a waterway near Sittwe in Mynamar. People risking their lives to leave Myanmar and cross the Bay of Bengal board boats in locations like this.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Arakanese Leaders to Propose Detention Camps for Undocumented Rohingya

Buddhist Arakanese leaders are considering a proposal that would see Rohingya Muslims without documentation proving their right to citizenship detained in camps.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

World Oil

Interra completes CHK 1191 well in Myanmar's Chauk field as oil producer

Interra Resources Limited informed its shareholders that its jointly controlled entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company Inc. , has completed development well CHK 1191 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar as an oil producer.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Observers Say Burma's Census - Successful' - Except in Arakan State

Burma's first nationwide census in three decades was conducted successfully and in line with international standards across the country, with the exception of Arakan State, according to a team of independent observers.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

In this June 25, 2014, file photo, a Rohingya refugee holds her daughter who suffers from a skin disease in their makeshift tent at Dar Paing camp, north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

MSF Urges Burma to Allow It to Resume Work as Health Crisis Worsens

An international medical group has urged the Burmese government to follow through on a commitment to let it resume work in one of the poorest parts of the country, warning that healthcare there has seriously deteriorated since it was expelled.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Asia Times

China, Myanmar: stop that train

China, Myanmar: stop that train By Yun Sun Since reports about the cancellation of a proposed US$20 billion railway line connecting China's southern Yunnan province with Myanmar's Rakhine western coast emerged in late July, conflicting accounts about the 1,200 kilometer project's status have raised new questions about the neighboring countries' ... (more)

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's Tay Za - Rethinking' Bank Sale to Ne Win's Family

Burmese tycoon Tay Za has said he is "reconsidering" an offer from the family of late dictator Gen.

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Burmanet

The Diplomat: The strategic importance of Myanmar for India -...

The new Indian government has begun its tenure with a busy calendar of international travel.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Refugees Still Welcome in New Zealand: Prime Minister

New Zealand's prime minister says his country will continue to accept Burmese refugees, including those currently living in camps along the Thai-Burma border, despite political reforms in Burma since 2011.

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The Japan Times

Rohingya children slowly starving in Myanmar camps

Dosmeda Bibi, born just over a year ago, lies on a bamboo stand close to a medical clinic north of Sittwe, in Myanmar's Rakhine state, on June 25. She has spent her short life confined to a camp for one of the world's most persecuted religious minorities, and like a growing number of other Rohingya children, she's showing signs of severe ... (more)

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry

In this June 25, 2014 photo, Dosmeda Bibi lies on a bamboo stand close to ACF medical clinic in north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Screening of - Bengali' Citizenship Bids Begins in Arakan State

The local government in Arakan State's Myebon Township has begun examining the citizenship applications of nearly 1,100 residents who have self-identified as "Bengalis" under a controversial pilot program covering Muslims in the state known internationally as Rohingya.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Burmanet

The Economist: The plural society and its enemies

In Mandalay in central Myanmar, another bout of bloody sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims recently left two dead and many injured.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Passengers Checked for Fever at Burma's Airports Amid Ebola Fears

Passengers arriving at Burma's international airports are being checked for signs they have the deadly Ebola virus, an official said, as authorities around the world attempt to prevent an outbreak of the disease in West Africa from spreading.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Myanmar's Health Ministry Denies Ebola Infection Rumours

Myanmar's Ministry of Health has denied rumours that a child hospitalised in Sittwe in western Rakhine state was infected with Ebola virus, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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