Political refugees

A young Rohingya Muslim boy, Sheikh Ahmad, center, recites verses from the Quran in a crowded little tent that serves as a madrasa or religious school in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As he lifted his hands in prayer, tears began to roll down his face and he prayed for those killed in the violence that his family escaped. Later, in his family's little shack, the Associated Press photographer asked him "why did you cry?" tears seeped through again and he said, "I'm crying for my motherland." (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 24, 2017 - 10:45 pm
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — The young Rohingya Muslim boy recites verses from the Quran in a small, crowded tent that serves as a madrasa in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Then Sheikh Ahmad lifts his hands in prayer and the tears begin to flow. He prays for those killed...
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Supporters hold posters as German Chancellor Angela Merkel returns on the stage at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 after the German parliament election. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 24, 2017 - 10:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The latest on Germany's national election (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Election officials confirm Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has come first in Germany's election, paving the way for her to lead the country for a fourth term. The federal election authority said early...
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Newly arrived Rohingya Muslim family, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their belonging as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 24, 2017 - 1:44 pm
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape. Some Rohingya who have fled over...
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A young Rohingya Muslim boy, Sheikh Ahmad, center, recites verses from the Quran in a crowded little tent that serves as a madrasa or religious school in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As he lifted his hands in prayer, tears began to roll down his face and he prayed for those killed in the violence that his family escaped. Later, in his family's little shack, the Associated Press photographer asked him "why did you cry?" tears seeped through again and he said, "I'm crying for my motherland." (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 24, 2017 - 12:57 pm
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape. Some Rohingya who have fled over...
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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect rice bags distributed by aid workers near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. More than 420,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in less than a month, with most ending up in camps in the Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar, which already had hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled prior rounds of violence in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 22, 2017 - 10:13 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said...
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A Rohingya Muslim Nur Karim carries his belongings past rice fields after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, at Teknaf, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Karim walked through forests for five days before a boat helped him cross the dangerous waters of the rain-flooded Naf river to Bangladesh to be reunited with his mother, who had crossed over two weeks ago with his sister's family. But his relief was tinged by a deep pain. In the chaos of their escape, as Myanmar soldiers fired at them, he got separated from his wife and child. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 22, 2017 - 9:37 pm
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Nur Karim's quest for safety took him on a five-day trek through Myanmar's forests before he reached the dangerous, rain-swollen waters of the Naf River and boarded a boat to Bangladesh. But the Rohingya Muslim man's relief at escaping the latest violence in his homeland...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 photo, a Rohingya Muslim boy walks carrying belongings near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Children make up about 60 percent of the sea of humanity that has poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar. And the U.N.’s child rights agency UNICEF has so far counted about 1,400 children who have crossed the border without their parents. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 22, 2017 - 8:20 am
BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to see in a lifetime. He saw his father shot by "Burma soldiers," he volunteers in a calm yet deeply unsettling...
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Rohingya Muslim women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, hold their children as they wait to receive aid near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. As their numbers soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 21, 2017 - 11:59 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a...
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FILE- In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Muslim protesters shout slogans as they hold posters of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar's nationalist Buddhist monks during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, in Jakarta, Indonesia. When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:53 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than...
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This combination of satellite photos provided by DigitalGlobe, Sept. 16, 2017, left, and May 25, 2017, right, show the thousands of temporary shelters that have been erected in the Kutupalong area of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The photos show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 6:47 am
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar. In a matter of weeks, thousands of temporary shelters have been erected in the Bangladesh...
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