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  1. Rohingya migrants drift aboard a boat in Thai waters, desperate to flee persecution in Myanmar.

    Myanmar Fights Back Over Migrants

    Don’t blame us. That’s the message from Burmese officials at a summit in Bangkok, where attendees from 17 countries are addressing the region’s refugee crisis. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have taken to the sea in recent weeks to flee Myanmar, where they’re denied citizenship and face increasing religious persecution. But Myanmar is rebuking the UN for demanding that it take “full responsibility,” saying that “finger-pointing” won’t help. Some 3,500 migrants have come ashore in Malaysia and Indonesia, and thousands more will likely follow unless international cooperation can stem the tide.

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