US coronavirus deaths | UK NHS staff back to back: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-30 07:31

Fauci warns US could face 200 000 coronavirus deaths | Boris Johnson reveals 20 000 NHS staff have returned to service; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

2020-01-25 14:10

Two Rohingya women were killed and seven others injured in shelling the Myanmar military and insurgents blamed on each other, days after the UN's top court ordered the country to protect the beleaguered Muslim minority.

IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping's name gaffe

2020-01-19 14:32

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at top UN court

2019-12-11 22:03

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the UN's top court, despite admitting the army may have used excessive force against Rohingya Muslims.

At least 600 000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at 'serious risk of genocide': UN

2019-09-16 20:00

Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a "serious risk of genocide", UN investigators say, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains "impossible".

Death sentences stand for Myanmar men in Britons' murders

2019-08-29 10:58

Thailand's top court upheld death sentences for two Myanmar migrant workers in a final appeal against their convictions for murdering two British backpackers on a holiday island in a case tainted by allegations of mismanagement.

Thousands protest in Myanmar over toddler rape case

2019-07-07 09:27

Thousands of protesters marched in Yangon on Saturday as outrage over the rape of a two-year-old spilled onto the streets following a viral online campaign in a case that has left Myanmar society reeling.

UN finds 'systemic failures' in its Rohingya response

2019-06-18 12:39

The United Nations experienced "systemic failures" in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 mass exodus of Rohingya, a UN report has said.

'Dead livestock and water running out' in Myanmar village under army lockdown

2019-05-14 21:13

Rakhine villagers trapped by a Myanmar army lockdown said they are fast running out of water as the operation against suspected ethnic rebels - which killed six and saw mass detentions - entered a third week.

Myanmar frees reporters| New Zealand prayers for Ramadaan: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-05-07 07:02

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty | New Zealand: Ramadaan prayers at Linwood mosque; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.


City of London revokes honour granted to Suu Kyi

2020-03-05 21:47

The City of London Corporation has revoked an honour granted to Aung San Suu Kyi over the treatment of minority Rohinghya Muslims in Myanmar.

Fighting for LGBT rights in Myanmar with a 'pink pinky'

2020-01-22 22:04

LGBT activists in Myanmar campaigning to decriminalise same-sex relations are urging thousands of people to paint their little finger pink as they try to highlight the issue ahead of elections later this year.

New Rohingya book tells of the 'slow burn of genocide'

2019-12-13 11:32

First, They Erased Our Name is a pioneering book detailing the personal account of a Rohingya under the Myanmar regime.

WATCH | Myanmar Buddhists celebrate festival of lights

2019-10-14 10:12

Thousands of people in Myanmar gather to pay their respects to Buddha at Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda for the Thadingyut festival of lights.

Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps

2019-09-03 12:30

Bangladesh on Monday ordered operators to shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country's southeast, an official said.

'I'm here 24/7': Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

2019-08-20 11:28

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.

Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school

2019-06-20 13:43

The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a nation where more than half live in poverty.

Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months

2019-05-27 15:53

Troops released in November 2018 after serving less than one year of their 10-year prison terms, Reuters report says.

Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists in amnesty

2019-05-07 19:21

Two Reuters journalists who had been jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar walked out of prison, freed in a presidential amnesty after a global campaign for their release.

Myanmar leader pardons 9 500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

2019-04-18 12:38

More than 9 500 prisoners are being released in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they don't include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.

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