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What's happening in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims stretch their arms out to collect tokens to receive aid. Photo: Dar Yasin / AP

"Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500,000 as more Rohingya flee," by AP's Todd Pitman in Teknaf, Bangladesh:

"The crisis began when a Rohingya insurgent group launched attacks with rifles and machetes on a series of security posts in Myanmar on Aug. 25, prompting the military to launch a brutal round of 'clearance operations' in response. Those fleeing have described indiscriminate attacks by security forces and Buddhist mobs, including monks, as well as killings and rapes.'"