Court hands out death sentence to gunman and an accomplice involved in planning the killing while two other men involved in the crime received prison sentences. A fifth suspect thought to be the crime's mastermind remains at large.
Myanmar government's steps, that include helping Buddhist settlements that replace Rohingya homes in Rakhine state, makes it increasingly difficult for the persecuted minority community to return, according to Reuters special report.
The men, who had been in detention for immigration offences since 2012, were handed over to Myanmar authorities at a border crossing in India's northeast state of Manipur.
China voted against a move by the UN to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar and look into possible genocide in the country's western state of Rakhine.
Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice.
The social media giant was heavily criticised for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority Rohingya Muslims
UNICEF says Bangladesh prohibits refugees from receiving formal education, because the government is concerned the Rohingya population may become a "permanent fixture."
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to Rohingya during his visit to refugee camps in Bangladesh where some 700,000 Rohingya are taking refuge after fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
The memorandum of understanding promises to establish a "framework of cooperation" that aims to create conditions for "voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable" repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
Two countries have agreed to complete process of returning Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins.
No reason is given as to why Major General Maung Maung Soe was transferred from his post as the head of Western Command in Rakhine state, where the military's crackdown has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh.
The agreement, whose details are still being worked out, come as UNICEF reported that Rohingya refugee children fleeing into Bangladesh were arriving “close to death” from malnutrition.
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