UN rights chief fears Myanmar could be heading towards ‘full-blown’ conflict

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    The UN rights chief warned Tuesday Myanmar could be spiralling towards a “full-blown” Syrian-style conflict, after a two-month crackdown that a local monitoring group says has already claimed more than 700 lives.

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