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Rohingya refugees walk with relief materials last week at the Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Will Rohingya issue alter Myanmar's ties with China?

Publication date 18 January 2018 | 18:29 | ICT

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Although Myanmar has deftly managed its relations with China and is not a Chinese satellite state, this could change due to mounting pressure over the Rohingya crisis.

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    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 18:20 | ICT

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    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 18:06 | ICT

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    Publication date 17 January 2018 | 20:43 | ICT

    NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) - Bitcoin's popularity in Asia has had a positive influence on other alternative cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and litecoin.

  • Journalists work at Página Siete, a news site frequently critical of the government of President Evo Morales, in La Paz, Bolivia, Jan. 12, 2018. Facebook used Bolivia and five other countries as a testing ground for changes to its News Feed; Página Siete found its overall web traffic to the site has dropped 20 percent. Gonzalo Pardo/The New York Times

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    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 19:27 | ICT

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    Publication date 14 January 2018 | 11:39 | ICT

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    Publication date 10 January 2018 | 14:58 | ICT

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