The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon earlier this year was "planned" and premeditated, says Human Rights Watch.
A court in Myanmar delays its verdict in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow testimony from an additional witness, a senior member of her political party.
Around 2,000 Rohingya refugees will be transferred to Bhashan Char island, an area prone to powerful cyclones that have killed around one million people in the last 50 years.
Civilians have formed "defence forces" to combat junta forces, often using hunting rifles or makeshift weapons cobbled together from household items.
The International Crisis Group has warned of more clashes as locals use hunting rifles and other weapons to fight back against the military junta.
Rights group says the social media giant breaches own policies in Myanmar and earlier promised to take down content that incites violence against protesters.
Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
Myanmar military is fighting ill-armed volunteers, aligned with anti-coup lawmakers, in Kayah State near the Thai border, with locals accusing the army of firing artillery shells that landed near villages.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
Kachin Independence Army, one of the country's most powerful rebel groups, says it shot down a helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near Momauk town in Myanmar's far north.
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