Min Aung Hlaing

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is shown wearing glasses and a green military uniform with gold epaulettes.

Head of Myanmar military declares himself prime minister

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Top of The World: A top general of Myanmar’s military declared himself the country’s prime minister on Sunday. And, wildfires have ravaged Turkey, Greece and elsewhere on the continent as a heat wave continues baking southeast Europe. Also, dozens of lawmakers in Malaysia were blocked by police on Monday from protesting a two-week lockdown of the country’s Parliament.

Rohingya refugees walk through water after crossing from Myanmar by boat through the Naf River in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 7, 2017.

Myanmar’s gruesome purge of Rohingya Muslims appears unstoppable