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500 Rohingya Boat People Land in Indonesia

Boats carrying nearly 500 members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority have reached shore in western Indonesia. The men, women and children landed Sunday in north Aceh province, rescuers said. Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, does not recognize the existence of the Rohingya ethnicity. Government officials, and many locals, instead view Rohingya as illegal migrants from Bangladesh and refer to them as "Bengalis." The mostly Muslim Rohingya are...

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