Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Patron of Children in Crossfire, gestures as he speaks at an event called 'Compassion in Action' in Londonderry, Northern Ireland September 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)
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The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after violence flared in neighboring Myanmar, where the stateless Muslim minority has endured decades of persecution.The top Buddhist leader is the latest Nobel peace laureate to speak out against the violence, which the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar says may have killed more than 1,000 people, most of them Rohingya.
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