Burma's President Thein Sein visits war-torn west of country after fresh unrest breaks out


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President Thein Sein toured the country’s conflict-torn west as sectarian violence once again gripped the state of Rakhine, with Buddhist mobs killing a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torching more than 70 homes, officials said.

Attacks were reported in at least two other villages on the outskirts of Thandwe, where tensions have been mounting for days. More than 700 rioters, some swinging swords, took to the streets in Thabyuchaing, about 12 miles north of the coastal town.

An elderly Muslim woman died from stab wounds.