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US urges Myanmar to end violence

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UNITED NATIONS - The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine. 

A Myanmar policeman patrols past a Muslim-owned shop in the village of Theechaung on the outskirts of Sittwe in the western state of Rakhine on April 1, 2014

Myanmar has been shaken by religious unrest in recent years with at least 250 people killed in Buddhist-Muslim clashes since 2012.

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