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UN calls for Myanmar to rein in military against Rohingya

Security Council breaks silence to urge country to 'respect human rights' amid Rakhine turmoil

A group of Rohingya refugees cross a canal after traveling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh.   © Reuters

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council directed Myanmar to end the use of excessive military force against the ethnic Rohingya on Monday, citing "grave concern over reports of human rights violations and abuses."

The council adopted its first joint statement on Myanmar in nearly a decade, according to the U.K., which drafted the document.

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