**Rights Group Urges China to Protect Burmese Refugees**
Human Rights Watch says China has been forcibly returning some of the ethnic-Kachin refugees who fled fighting in Burma.
The group says Chinese authorities have repatriated about 300 refugees to Kachin state, where heavy fighting broke out last year between the Burmese army and Kachin rebels.
The report says as many as 10,000 Kachin people have fled the conflict for China's southern Yunnan province, where they are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
Human Rights Watch says China has "generally tolerated" refugees from Kachin, but says they lack adequate water, food and other basic supplies. It also said Kachin people are routinely harassed by local authorities and exploited by Chinese employers.
The group is urging China to provide temporary protection and allow humanitarian agencies "unhindered access" to the refugees. It also wants Beijing to adhere to international treaties that prohibit forced returns of refugees.
**Spain, Cyprus Seek Bailouts for Their Ailing Banks**
Spain and Cyprus -- one of the euro currency bloc's biggest economies and one of its smallest -- both sought eurozone bailouts Monday for their financially troubled banks.
Spain asked for up to a $125 billion rescue for banks left holding bad real estate loans. Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Margallo said details of the bailout will be determined later, including whether the loans would have to be paid by the Spanish government or the banks alone.
Late Monday, the Moody's ratings agency downgraded the credit ratings of 28 Spanish banks between one and four notches, citing the government's ability to support the banks.
Meanwhile, the island nation of Cyprus became the fifth eurozone country looking for financial aid from others in the currency bloc, following Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The Cypriot government did not say how much it wants to borrow.
It says its banks are vulnerable because of their "large exposure" to the economy in nearby debt-ridden Greece. Cypriot-held Greek government bonds were written down in value earlier this year.
The Fitch ratings service became the third such firm to downgrade Cyprus' credit rating to "junk" status.