Myanmar's president lifts emergency order in townships gripped by sectarian violence

  • by: YADANA HTUN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 20, 2013 - 10:10 AM

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar's president on Saturday lifted a state of emergency in the central part of the country put in place after Buddhist-led mobs went on a rampage, killing dozens of Muslims and burning down their shops and homes. Many of the victims were teachers and teenage students from an Islamic school.

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