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    Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Skip UN General Assembly

    She’s got some explaining to do. As the crisis in Myanmar over reported systemic killings and expulsions of Rohingya Muslims has mounted, so has criticism of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi. Myanmar’s leader has refused to condemn military crackdowns on the Rohingya after a small band of Muslim rebels attacked police, and now says she’ll skip next week’s U.N. gathering to focus on the “terrorist attacks.” Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council is meeting about the crisis today, but with Russia and China backing Myanmar, no action is expected.

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