'Burma Troops Kill, Rape Christian Civilians; Churches Burned'

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Rights groups urged the world to pressure Burma to end a crackdown on ethnic and religious minorities after government troops reportedly killed and raped dozens of mainly Christian civilians while burning hundreds of churches and homes.

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Burma Government Admits Bombing Christian Kachin

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Burma's government admitted Thursday, January 3, that the military is involved in airstrikes against the mainly Christian Kachin, a week after Worthy News and other media carried reports about a massive offensive in the north of the country.

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Report: Burma Army Attacks Church, Christian Conference

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Burma's military ransacked a Baptist church and broke up a Christian conference of the predominantly Christian Chin community in the latest confrontation between government forces and ethnic minorities, Christian investigators told Worthy News.

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Pakistan Among World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedoms

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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended that the Secretary of State name Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern in its 2012 Annual Report.

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Burma Troops 'Kill, Torture' Christian Kachins Despite Ceasefire Pledge

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Burmese troops kill or torture civilians and destroy churches and even entire villages of the predominantly Christian Kachin minority despite pledges from Burma's nominally civilian government that it seeks ceasefire agreements with ethnic groups, investigators said Sunday, February 12.

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Burma Kachin Christians Flee Deadly Attacks; Fighting Spreading

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Churches and Buddhist monasteries in a mining area of Burma's northern Kachin state have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees, many of them Christians, since New Year's Day, after the Burmese military reportedly attacked a church and killed several people, Worthy News established Tuesday, January 10.

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Burmese army accused of commandeering Kachin Church

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Kachin Christians have accused Burma's military of violating their religious rights after government troops seized control of a church in Kachin State, transforming it into a military outpost complete with fortifications, trenches and land mines.

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17-Year-Old Cease-Fire in Burma Broken; Thousands Flee

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Last month, in June, the Burmese (Myanmar) military ended a 17-year ceasefire causing more than 20,000 civilians to flee their homes in Kachin state, Worthy News has learned.

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Burma's Deadly Quake Leaves Thousands Homeless; Churches Destroyed

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Christians were among thousands of families trying to rebuild their homes and churches in northeastern Burma Tuesday, March 29, following a 6.8 magnitude earth quake that killed at least scores of people, Christian missionaries said.

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Burma Releases Aung San Suu Kyi; Christians Hopeful

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Burma's military government on Saturday, November 13, freed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent most of the last two decades in detention.

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Christians Remember 65th Birthday Of Burma's Detained Aung San Suu Kyi

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Christian rights activists marked the 65th birthday of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Saturday, June 19, and her supporters gathered in the country's main city Rangoon, amid renewed calls for her release from house arrest and an end to military rule.

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NEWS ALERT: Burma Army Burning Karen Villages

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Over 70 houses, a mobile health clinic and two schools in eastern Burma have been burnt down by army patrols stepping up an offensive against predominantly Christian Karen villagers, rights activists said Thursday, February 11.

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Thousands "Flee" Burma Army Attacks (UPDATE)

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Over 2000 ethnic Karen villagers were seeking shelter Tuesday, January 26, after being forced to flee their homes in the past week following deadly attacks by the Burmese army, investigators said.

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