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Cyclone Mahasen

Cyclone Mahasen a 'dress rehearsal' for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's victims of sectarian strife were spared the full force of Cyclone Mahasen, but many are now returning to flimsy tents in flood-prone camps with the monsoon season weeks away. Myanmar's Rakhine state is pockmarked with makeshift settlements for up to 140,000 people - mainly Rohingya Muslims - displaced by sectarian unrest last year that claimed about 200 lives and saw whole villages razed.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 12:52am

Cyclone 'could delay' Myanmar president's landmark state visit to US

Myanmar President Thein Sein's landmark state visit to the United States could be delayed because of a cyclone threatening to strike his country's northwest coast.

16 May 2013 - 12:48am

Cyclone Mahasen triggers mass evacuations in Bangladesh, Myanmar

Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar were ordered on Wednesday to move to safety as a cyclone barrelled towards low-lying coastal areas.

16 May 2013 - 12:38am

Dozens of Rohingya feared drowned off Myanmar after fleeing storm

Fifty-eight Rohingya Muslims are missing after their boat capsized off the Myanmar coast as they tried to flee a looming cyclone, state media reported on Tuesday.

15 May 2013 - 2:09am

Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar in path of cyclone

Myanmar started moving people into emergency shelters as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region home to tens of thousands of internal refugees.

About 140,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in flimsy tents or makeshift housing are seen as particularly vulnerable to Cyclone Mahasen, which was gathering strength in the Bay of Bengal.

13 May 2013 - 4:32am