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A house is seen damaged after a landslide in Mutkyi village in Paung Township, Mon state on August 12, 2019. – A fatal landslide on August 9 in southeastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.

Aung San Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

A close ally of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took a step closer to becoming the country's new president after the lower house overwhelmingly voted for Win Myint as its candidate on Friday.

Buddhist protesters block aid to Muslim Rohingya

Police in Myanmar have clashed with a mob blocking an aid shipment in Rakhine state while nine people have died in a road accident involving a Red Cross truck in Bangladesh.

Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people.

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