Sri Lanka arrests Buddhist monk after protest against Rohingya Muslims

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More than half a million Rohingya have fled from the region to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades.

Three groups of diplomats were taken to various places in the conflict-torn state.

"The two sides have agreed to a proposal to set up a joint working group to coordinate the repatriation process", Ali said.

The United Nations has called the exodus of 507,000 Rohingya since August 25 the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency and said Buddhist-majority Myanmar is engaging in ethnic cleansing against its mostly Muslim Rohingya minority.

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"What Bangladesh has been saying is that we want to settle this issue peacefully and both countries have agreed to that".

He, however, did not face the media before leaving Dhaka, rather Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali briefed the reporters after almost two-hours meeting.

The EU delegation to Myanmar also joined the whistle-stop trip, which took in Maungdaw and Rathedaung areas, explaining in a statement "this was not an investigation mission and could not be in the circumstances". The Assam Rifles intensified patrolling along the 404-km-long Mizoram-Myanmar worldwide border and more troops were sent to the border areas.

Sri Lanka's Buddhist monk Akmeemana Dayarathana, who led hardline nationalists in an unruly protest against 31 Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers last week, is escorted to prison bus by prison and police officers at a court in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka October 2, 2017.

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Myanmar says more than 500 people have been killed in the latest violence, a lot of them rebels.

Local officials in Rakhine said Monday's tour included meetings with relatives of victims allegedly killed by militants during the violence against Hindu, Mro and Daignets minority communities in Maungdaw township.

On Monday, they took foreign diplomats and United Nations representatives on a controlled tour in Rakhine.

Tint Swe arrived for discussion on the crisis with Bangladeshi officials amid mounting global criticisms over the persecution on Rohingya Muslims in the restive Myanmar state.

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Most are now living in desperate conditions in overcrowded camps in impoverished Bangladesh, which has repeatedly urged Myanmar to repatriate them.

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