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Katie Arnold
October 05, 2015 3:15 PM
With just over a month until Myanmar’s landmark elections, there are rising concerns over the use of religion to stoke fears and marginalize minorities. Buddhist Nationalist group Ma Ba Tha - known for its anti-muslim stance - has become more vocal, leading to worries that it is intimidating the country's Muslim minority. Katie Arnold reports.

Video Myanmar's Buddhist Nationalists Rally Support Ahead of Poll

With just over a month until Myanmar’s landmark elections, there are rising concerns over the use of religion to stoke fears and marginalize minorities. Buddhist Nationalist group Ma Ba Tha - known for its anti-muslim stance - has become more vocal, leading to worries that it is intimidating the country's Muslim minority. Katie Arnold reports.

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Video US Job Growth Loses Steam in September

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Video Los Angeles Explores Solutions to Homeless Crisis

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Video First Self-Driving Truck Debuts on European Highways

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S. Africa Seeks Time to Explain Failure to Arrest Sudan's Bashir

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as they check motorists entering the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2015.

Car Bombs Kill Dozens in Iraq

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Guyana's President David A. Granger, right, with Guyana's Vice President and Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge, delivers remarks during a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Sept. 29, 2015. (AP)

Guyana Sugar Corporation Bankrupt; Future Uncertain

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Science & Technology

FILE - Jack Dorsey, newly-appointed CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square, is seen in a July 8, 2015, photo.

Twitter Names Jack Dorsey Permanent CEO

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FILE - In a May 10, 2015 file photo, Sheridan Smith poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Television awards in central London.

Britain Leads International Emmys with 7 Nominations

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US, Japan, Pacific Rim Nations Seal Trade Deal

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