Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar: UN

YANGON: Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. More than 4,000 people have been displaced in the country’s northernmost state of Kachin near the border with China in the last three weeks, Mark Cutts, head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian…