Ethnic cleansing

Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand over a hillock overlooking refugee camps, in Balukhali, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 26, 2017 - 4:39 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday. Children make up about 60 percent of the estimated 480,000 Rohingya...
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Rohingya Muslim children, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand over a hillock overlooking refugee camps, in Balukhali, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 26, 2017 - 4:39 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is planning to build separate shelters for 6,000 Rohingya Muslim children who entered the country without parents to escape violence in neighboring Myanmar, a government official said Tuesday. Children make up about 60 percent of the estimated 480,000 Rohingya...
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U.N. Ambassador Hau Do Suan of Myanmar exercises his right of reply in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 25, 2017 - 10:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's U.N. ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State. Hau Do Suan used his "right of reply" at...
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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect rice bags distributed by aid workers near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. More than 420,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in less than a month, with most ending up in camps in the Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar, which already had hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled prior rounds of violence in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 22, 2017 - 10:13 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said...
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Rohingya Muslim women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, hold their children as they wait to receive aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. As their numbers soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 21, 2017 - 11:59 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a...
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Rohingya Muslims stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Myanmar, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are desperate for scant basic resources and fights erupt over food and water. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 21, 2017 - 3:03 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a...
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Myanmar's second Vice President Henry Van Thio addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 20, 2017 - 9:39 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar is trying to reassure the world about its handling of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh. It says it is committed to resolving tensions in the strife-hit region. Vice President Henry Van Thio spoke at the U.N. late Wednesday in the absence of Aung San Suu Kyi...
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Myanmar's second Vice President Henry Van Thio addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 20, 2017 - 9:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Myanmar says it is committed to long-term solutions to the tensions in Rakhine state from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have escaped a military crackdown across the border into Bangladesh...
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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks, after security forces and allied mobs retaliated to a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 20, 2017 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar. The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listen as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 19, 2017 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group. It was believed to be the...
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