Thousands displaced by ethnic violence in Burma

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Renewed ethnic violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in Burma’s western Rakhine state has left thousands displaced, driving them into already overcrowded camps near the state capital, the UN said on Saturday. Thousands of displaced people have surged towards already overcrowded camps in western Myanmar, the UN said Saturday, after vicious new communal violence that has left dozens dead. Seething resentment between Buddhists and Muslims erupted this week in a wave of fresh unrest in Rakhine state, prompting international warnings the unrest imperils the nation’s nascent reform process. The official death toll stood at 67. Roughly half the dead were women, according to a state…

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