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Myanmar and militants trade Rakhine atrocity accusations

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday accused Rohingya fighters of burning down homes and using child soldiers during a recent surge in violence in troubled Rakhine state, allegations denied by the militants themselves.

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Ancient rituals and rave in Burma for the Buddhist New Year

In Burma, traditional rites, with songs and dances, have alternated rave with music to celebrate the new Buddhist year. It is the water festival, a collective rite during which for a few days the streets turn into a playful battlefield with balloons, water guns and hydrants.

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