Rohingya mother from Myanmar, Rabiah Hattu, 19, looks at her newborn baby Mohammad Hasanuddin at a hospital in Lhokseumawe in Aceh province on August 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / REZA JUANDA
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Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats stranded off its coast in May, officials said Tuesday, the latest group to be repatriated after a migration crisis that unfurled across Southeast Asia.It sparked a long verification process between Myanmar and Bangladesh to determine the nationality of the migrants, with neither side showing a willingness to accept them at first.On Monday, Myanmar authorities handed over 159 people to their Bangladeshi counterparts, according to Myanmar state media, which showed a line of mainly young men crossing a bridge escorted by armed troops.
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