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Myanmar's leader to skip un assembly

As international pressure mounts on Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi will be a no show at next week's U.N. General Assembly.Her office confirming the news on Wednesday (September 13), saying she'll miss the meeting in New York, as she tries to bring the violent and unstable situation in her country under control.Suu Kyi defended her government's efforts to resolve the Rohingya Muslim crisis at the U.N. last year.Since then, it's got far worse and she's being slammed for not doing enough to end the violence, which has been labeled "ethnic cleansing".Some critics are even calling for her to be stripped of her Nobel peace prize.Hundreds of thousands of minority Muslims have fled the bloodshed, which has killed hundreds.The army calls it a counter-strike after attacks by Rohingya insurgents. But refugees say the army is trying to drive the stateless Muslim minority out of the country.

09.13.2017
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