Burma has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighbuoring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group.













The family returned even though the United Nations says it is not yet safe for them to return home.













A government statement said that five members of a family returned to western Rakhine state from the border area.













Rohingya women and children (Oinam Anand/AP)













The statement said authorities determined whether they had lived in Burma and provided them with a national verification card.













The card is a form of ID, but does not mean citizenship - something Rohingya have been denied in Buddhist-majority Burma, where they have faced persecution for decades.













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