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Myanmar Declares State of Emergency in Northern Region

Myanmar has declared a state of emergency and imposed a three-month period of martial law in a northern region that has seen deadly clashes between government troops and ethnic minority rebels. The moves, announced in a late Tuesday television address by President Thein Sein, come as civilians in the Kokang region continue to flee the fighting, which has killed at least 50 troops and 26 rebels, according to government figures. On Tuesday, two people were wounded when a Myanmar Red...

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