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Tuesday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Hope Fades in Burma Search for Buried Spitfires

A quest to unearth dozens of British Spitfire aircraft thought to be buried in Burma looks likely to come to an unsuccessful end in October, with monsoon rains hampering excavation efforts as the two-year search contract's expiration nears.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Kachin villagers get apology from Burma Army commander

In a move that a local politician has said was the first of its kind in Kachin State, the Burmese Army apologised to villagers displaced by recent clashes in Hpakant Township between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army .

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Security a Concern as Jade Mining Set to Resume in Hpakant

Recent fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops in Kachin State's Hpakant Township has raised security concerns, with jade mining operations set to resume in the area next month.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Price of Peace

The government's peace negotiating team and leaders of ethnic armed groups meet in the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, in November 2013.

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IRIN

Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar's Kachin State

YANGON, 14 August 2014 - Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led campaigns aim to change minds and steer people towards treatment.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

200 Kachin Civilians Flee Fighting Near Hpakant

About 200 Kachin civilians in Kachin State's Hpakant Township have been newly displaced by clashes between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army in recent days, according to local leaders and Kachin rebel sources, who said that the fighting erupted after government forces entered a rebel-controlled ruby mining area.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Laiza under the gun

Generally, a trip to this border town is not easy. Though Laiza is situated in Kachin State, visitors are not normally able to get here directly as the road is blocked by the Burmese military thanks to recent fighting with the rebel Kachin Independent Army, which calls the town its headquarters.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Lifetime of War, with No Peace in Sight

Lazum Htang, a 92-year-old Kachin man living at the Nhkawng Pa camp for internally displaced persons near Kachin State's border with China, doesn't think very highly of Myanmar's military.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Tycoon Tay Za to Set Up Journalism Foundation

Burmese tycoon Tay Za will donate US$1 million to help establish a journalism foundation in the county's fledgling media market.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Burmanet

Radio Free Asia: Myanmar government expects cease-fire deal soon

Myanmar's government has expressed optimism that a meeting held at the weekend with the country's armed ethnic groups could be among the last before the two sides complete a long-awaited nationwide cease-fire agreement, according to the leader of a local political party Monday.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A group of TNLA troop at a frontline base in Shan State.

Leaders of an alliance of ethnic armed groups are scheduled to meet with government peace negotiator Aung Min in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina this weekend to discuss a nationwide ceasefire accord, ethnic representatives said on Thursday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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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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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