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Myanmar Leader Urges Evacuations as Floodwaters Rise

Myanmar's president has called for the evacuation of low-lying areas in the country's Irrawaddy delta region as massive flooding across the country continues to affect tens of thousands of people. In a message broadcast Thursday, President Thein Sein said areas near the Irrawaddy at risk as the river rises "above [the] danger level." About 6.2 million people live in the region, an area where the Irrawaddy and other rivers branch out into a delta leading to the...

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