A group of Myanmar nationalists, led by Buddhist monks, on Wednesday (February 12) protested against a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya ethnic minority voting rights in a referendum to amend the constitution.

Parliament approved a referendum law on February 2 that allows white-card holders to take part in a future referendum on amendments to the constitution.

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.