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Monday | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: MPs debate pros and cons of proportional representation

Ten MPs took to the floor of the lower house of Burma's parliament on Friday as debate commenced on whether to employ a system of proportional representation in future general elections.

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Related Topix: National League for Democracy, Burma, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Time

#LightBoxFF: Along For the Ride With Lauren Decicca and Andre Malerba

A teenage couple huddles together on motorbikes under their umbrella next to the Irrawaddy River in Myitkyina, Myanmar on November 1, 2013.

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Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, iPhone, Photography, Arts

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Landslide Kills 5 Civilians in Kachin Camp

Five people were killed in a camp for displaced Kachin civilians near the rebel-held town of Laiza on Tuesday after their shelters were buried by a landslide, according to Kachin rebels.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Burmanet

The Diplomat: U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma - Hugo Swire

The last three years in Burma have seen remarkable change, as the country starts out on the hard, but essential, journey towards democracy.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, Burma

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

TNLA soldiers on the frontline in June.

At least 178 Burmese government troops have been killed in fighting against the Ta'ang National Liberation Army over the past six months, with more than 100 clashes during that period, the TNLA says.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

UN Rights Body Says Govt Detention of Kachin Farmer Illegal

Ethnic Kachin people protest in Myitkyina in July 2012 for the release of another Kachin farmer Brang Shawng, who was freed last year as part of a presidential amnesty.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Southeast Asia, Prison

Sun Jul 13, 2014

BBC News

The murky world of the illicit jade trade

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the world's largest Jade producers - but with trade bound by international sanctions, many of the precious gemstones are smuggled out of the country.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Brang Mai, publisher of the Myitkyina News Journal.

Brang Mai is the man behind Burma's first and only newspaper serving the ethnic Kachin population.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Journalism

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Jade Mines to Resume Operations in Kachin State: Burmese Govt

In northern Burma, where the vast majority of the world's jade is produced, mining companies will soon be allowed to resume operations, following a two-year hiatus due to armed conflicts.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Leaders and Women Brief Politicians on Peace Talks

Ethnic political parties from Burma met with ethnic leaders and Burmese women activists in Thailand on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the peace process.

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Related Topix: Thailand, Southeast Asia, World News, Burma

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Election Commission Begins Compiling Voter Lists

Burma's Union Election Commission is taking steps to compile voter lists that will determine who is eligible to cast a ballot in the 2015 elections.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

HeraldNet

A new life: Burmese refugee has flourished since arriving in Snohomish County

At 17, Doi Bu Marip came to Everett seeking refuge from the Burmese civil war . Marip, now 23, is from Kachin State in northern Burma, also known as Myanmar .

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Related Topix: Snohomish County, WA, Everett, WA, Burma, World News, King County, WA, University of Washington Bothell, University of Washington

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