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20 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Topeka man who served in WWII to be buried

A Topeka man who was in World War II will be buried with full military honors at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the interment shelter at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myitsone, hydropower, dam, Kachin, activists, China, electricity, energy

A group of activists walking from Rangoon to Myitsone, the site of a suspended hydropower dam project in Kachin State, have reached the halfway mark in their march to call for the complete shutdown of the Chinese-backed project.

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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In North Burma, - Tatmadaw Only Fights to Defend Itself': Govt

The Burmese government has blamed troops from the Kachin Independence Army for an escalation of hostilities that has displaced thousands of civilians this month in Kachin State, amid claims by rebel leaders that government forces have repeatedly been the first to attack.

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Yesterday | AlertNet

Kachin rebels renew plea for U.S. role to ensure fair Myanmar peace

A young man wears tanaka paste on his face at a camp for internally displaced people in the suburbs of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, Myanmar, July 7, 2013.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Why conflict continues in Kachin State

The KIA is the armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation which was formed in 1961 in response to a military coup led by General Ne Win.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

5,000 Displaced by Kachin Clashes Amid KIO Leader's US Visit

A week of fighting between Kachin Independence Organization forces and Burmese Army troops has left more than 5,000 people displaced in eastern Kachin and neighboring Shan states, according to an aid group involved in relief efforts there.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Fighting rages in Kachin State during Thingyan

The Myanmar military has launched multiple offensives against the Kachin Independence Army on April 10, with fighting continuing over the Thingyan new year holidays.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Capital-Journal

WWII Topeka airman's remains finally coming home

The remains of a 22-year-old Topeka airman from World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial in Leavenworth, the Department of Defense said this week.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: 3,000 displaced by recent Kachin fighting

A coalition of aid and relief groups working in Kachin State issued a statement on Monday warning that more than 3,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting in the southeast part of the state, which remains ongoing.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Kachin, KIA, KIO, census, Myanmar, UN, conflict, Burma Army

Burmese military troops accompanied census enumerators into 46 villages in northern Shan State where the government is still vying for control with ethnic Kachin rebels, state media said.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: While talks continue, KIO keeps war footing

As Gen. Gun Maw, the deputy chief of staff for the armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organization , meets this week with his Burmese counterparts in Rangoon as part of a joint meeting with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team , his subordinates stationed at Ban Du Kawng post near Mai Ja Yang, the KIO's second-largest town, will keep a ... (more)

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Burma: Trafficking worsens with war's return

Je yang camp, located a 30 minutes drive on often unpaved or rocky road from Laiza, the capital of rebels in Kachin State in northern Burma, accommodates about 8000 Internally Displaced Persons .

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Burmanet

Myanmar Times: Data holes emerge as census continues

Officials conceded last week that census data is likely to be incomplete in several parts of Myanmar, as tens of thousands of enumerators fanned out across the country to count the country's estimated 11 million households.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, census, Kachin, KIO, KIA, independence, Wa,

Census enumerators' inability to collect data in parts of Burma's far northeast under the control of the Kachin Independence Army will not negatively impact the local people, a rebel leader said.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Unicef highlights plight of Burma's IDPs, vulnerable children

More than 800,000 internally displaced persons in Burma are facing a variety of critical humanitarian needs, according to Unicef, which found that one in three IDPs are children vulnerable to malnutrition and a host of knock-on effects.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Will Burma's timber ban curb or entrench corruption?

A ban on all raw timber exports from Burma came into effect on Tuesday, in an attempt to rein in one of the country's highly lucrative and notoriously corrupt extractives.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Thai, Chiang Mai, The Elders, peace process, ceasefire, Kachin, Karen,

The Elders, a group of independent world leaders, paid a visit to Burma and the Burmese community in Thailand last week.

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Canada.com

Environmental group: Chinese illegal logging threatens endangered snub-nosed monkey in Myanmar

In this Jan. 23, 2011 photo released by Fauna & Flora International Tuesday, April 1, 2014 for editorial use, trucks transport illegally logged timber to China in Sawlaw, northern Kachin State, Myanmar.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Kachin National Park Planned to Protect Monkey Threatened by Logging

An international environmental organization said it is working with the Burmese government to create a national park in Kachin State's Hsalaw Township in order to protect the forests of the critically endangered Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey, which are being logged by traders supplying timber to nearby China.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

400,000 Kachin Could be Excluded from Census: Activists

Activists in Kachin State say that more than 30 percent of the state's population could be left out of the ongoing national census because they are living in areas under the control of the Kachin Independence Organization , according to a report by RFA.

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