Jun 14

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Syrians Escape to Turkey

An estimated 8,500 refugees from Syria had entered tent cities in southern Turkey by mid-June, and thousands more have fled to Lebanon, to escape the Syrian government's crackdown on the opposition.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Thursday in cyclone-damaged Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to meet with Senior Gen. Than Shwe in hopes of convincing the stringent military junta to loosen restrictions on international aid.