>> Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks. Were remanded back into custody on Wednesday, for a further 14 days. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo appeared at a court in Yangon, over allegations they breached the nation's Official Secrets Act. The two were allowed to meet their families and their lawyer for the first time since their arrest on December the 12th.
The journalists had worked on Reuter's coverage of the migrant crisis. Which has seen an estimated 655,000 Rohingya Muslims flee from a military crack down in the western state of Rakhine. Myanmar's Ministry of Information has said they illegally acquired information, with the intention to share it with foreign media.
They could face a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. Wa Lone and Soe Oo's lawyer said they'd only been doing their job as journalists. Government officials from some of the world's major nations Including the US, Britain, and Canada, have echoed calls from Reuters and their families for their release.