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Troops, Riot Police Patrol NW Burma after Deadly Rioting

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A tense calm settled over Burma’s western Rakhine state Monday, as riot police intervened to curtail a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists, and the United Nations began evacuating workers from the region. Ethnic Rohingya Muslims, speaking to VOA’s Burmese service, described scenes of devastation and fear in the border town of Maungdaw. […]

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Troops, Riot Police Patrol NW Burma after Deadly Rioting

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A tense calm settled over Burma’s western Rakhine state Monday, as riot police intervened to curtail a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists, and the United Nations began evacuating workers from the region. Ethnic Rohingya Muslims, speaking to VOA’s Burmese service, described scenes of devastation and fear in the border town of Maungdaw. […]

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Troops, Riot Police Patrol NW Burma after Deadly Rioting

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A tense calm settled over Burma’s western Rakhine state Monday, as riot police intervened to curtail nearly a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists. Ethnic Rohingya Muslims, speaking to VOA’s Burmese service described scenes of devastation and fear in the border town of Maungdaw. Right now (Monday), it is unsafe to go outside […]

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Burma Declares State of Emergency

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s president declared a state of emergency Sunday night for a riot-hit western state, wracked by deadly sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims. Thein Sein warned in a televised address to the nation that if the violence in Rakhine state spreads further, it could put the country’s moves toward democracy in danger. He invoked the […]

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Burma’s Leader: Unrest Threatens Stability, Democracy

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein warned Sunday that if sectarian violence in the western Rakhine state spreads further, it could put the country’s moves toward democracy in danger. The president made the comment in an address to the nation, following three days of violence in Rakhine state between Buddhists and members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic […]

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Boko Haram Claims Deadly Nigeria Church Attacks

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s militant Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for two church attacks on Sunday that killed 3 people and wounded 41. During a conference call hours after the attacks, a spokesman for Boko Haram told reporters the group was responsible. The first attack took place in the central city of Jos, where a suicide […]

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Two Nigerian Churches Attacked, 3 Dead

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say gunmen and a suicide bomber targeted two Christian churches on Sunday, killing 3 people and wounding at least 41. The attacks took place in the country’s restive northeastern region and the so-called “middle-belt” in central Nigeria. The middle belt divides the country’s mostly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. The first attack […]

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Attackers Target Two Churches in Nigeria

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say bombers and gunmen attacked two churches in Nigeria on Sunday, one in the northeastern region and the other in central Nigeria. There are reports of casualties at both sites, but it was not immediately clear how many people were killed or wounded. Witnesses say a bomb detonated outside a Christian church in city […]

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Muslim-Buddhist Clash in Burma Kills 7

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces have been deployed in western Burma, near the border with Bangladesh, to restore peace after an outbreak of ethnic violence that left at least seven people dead. Police and military units restored calm and established a curfew in Rakhine state on Saturday, after overnight rioting between ethnic Rohingya, who are Muslims, and local […]

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Muslim-Buddhist Clash in Burma Kills 7

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces have been deployed in western Burma, near the border with Bangladesh, to restore peace after an outbreak of ethnic violence that left at least seven people dead. Police and military units restored calm and established a curfew in Rakhine state on Saturday, after overnight rioting between ethnic Rohingya, who are Muslims, and local […]

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