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A Myanmar guard along the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Rakhine state [Michelle Nichols-Reuters]

Amnesty: Myanmar forces violating human rights in Rakhine unrest

Myanmar's military is shelling villages and preventing civilians from getting food and humanitarian help, amid an intensifying crackdown on the rebel Arakan Army in the restive northwestern state of Rakhine that has pushed thousands from their homes, Amnesty International has said.
A man walks past a stock indicator board of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on December 3, 2018. (Photo by Martin BUREAU - AFP)

Tokyo stocks climb on US-China G20 trade truce

Tokyo shares closed higher Monday, as investors breathed a sigh of relief after the US and China agreed to suspend new tariffs in their escalating trade war.

Pope preaches peace, reconciliation in mass to 150,000 in Myanmar

Pope Francis called for peace and reconciliation as he delivered Mass to around 150,000 Catholics in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon on Wednesday, as part of his first papal trip to the country.

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