URGENT ¥¥¥ Death toll from Myanmar unrest hits 40: state media

The death toll from recent communal violence in central Myanmar has risen to 40, state media reported on Tuesday.

Eight more bodies were found in the debris in Meiktila, 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of the capital Naypyidaw, following several days of Buddhist-Muslim violence last week, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said.