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UN says 270,000 Myanmar refugees enter Bangladesh

DHAKA: Some 270,000 refugees have fled Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state and entered Bangladesh in the last fortnight, most from the Muslim Rohingya minority, the United Nations (UN) said Friday. "An estimated 270,000 refugees arrived in Bangladesh in the last two weeks," said Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency. "They are setting up shelters on the roads or whatever empty space they could find," she told AFP. The UN said an overnight leap in the estimated number of arrivals was because of a…