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Myanmar violence toll surges as troops fire to stop clashes

Reuters reports — The number of people killed in six days of unrest in western Myanmar reached at least 112 on Friday as security forces used deadly force to break up the worst sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims in years.

The escalating death toll, which has doubled from Wednesday, severely tests the reformist government's ability to contain historic ethnic and religious tensions suppressed during nearly a half century of military rule that ended last year. Read the full story.

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