UN chief decries violence in western Myanmar as two dozen villagers reportedly killed in air strikes

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Open this photo in gallery: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at UN headquarters, in New York, on Feb. 8.MIKE SEGAR/Reuters Military air strikes in western Myanmar killed at least 25 members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, including children, local media reported, prompting the UN chief to express concerns over the escalating violence. According to the reports, the air strikes took place early on Monday morning and targeted the village of Thada, north of Minbya township in Rakhine state. The strikes also left another 25 people wounded. The military government had no immediate comment on the...