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Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the leader of Myanmar, defended a military crackdown on Rohingya, the country’s Muslim minority. As Rohingya fled burning villages, the United Nations labeled as ethnic cleansing what the Myanmar government called attacks on insurgents.

• Google introduced Tez, a mobile payment app, in India. It will compete with SoftBank and Alibaba’s Paytm.

• Toshiba sold its

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