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Yesterday | Boston.com

Week of observances

Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, New Year's Day/Eve, Religion, Sikh, Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

South China Morning Post

Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

Its distance from the tourist trail affords visitors to the Myanmese city of Bagan a wonderfully private perspective on one of the world's most beautiful historic sites As a fierce afternoon sun finally begins to dip, work on the Ananda Temple begins again.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Burma, World News, Mandalay, Burma Travel, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Mandalay Prepares for a More Modern Water Festival

Mandalay, the cultural capital of Burma, is preparing to celebrate Thingyan next week, but some local residents fear that longstanding traditions of the annual water festival are quickly becoming less popular.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, The Irrawaddy, education, British Council, English instruction, Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin Mackenzie, director of the British Council in Burma, speaks with The Irrawaddy at his office in Rangoon.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, The Irrawaddy, Mandalay, press freedom, journalists, protest

Journalists in Mandalay are planning to submit a complaint to the divisional government, urging authorities to take action against unidentified individuals whose recent heavy-handed intervention in a protest is believed to have been state-sponsored, or at least tacitly approved by local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Examiner.com

Exotic River Cruises gaining in popularity

With ten new river cruise vessels debuting in 2014 and more on tap for 2015, this may be the perfect time to experience a river cruise.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Cambodia Travel, Burma,

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Buddhism, water festival, Thingyan, Rangoon, Yangon, holiday, festival

Young people in Rangoon are eagerly gearing up for Thingyan, a four-day Buddhist water festival that begins in two weeks to celebrate the Burmese New Year.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Air Safety to Be Tested as Burma Braces for Tourism Boom

As Burma's economy grows and tourist arrivals rise, aviation safety will be increasingly put to the test in a country long ago described as Southeast Asia's air travel hub, but which more recently acquired a reputation for having one of the region's worst air safety records.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel,

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, The Irrawaddy, King Uthumphon, Thailand, Mandalay, Linzin Hill, Ministry of Culture

A tomb at Linzin Hill in Mandalay Division is believed to belong to the Siamese King Uthumphon.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: In Mandalay writers meeting, Suu Kyi addresses China concerns

Aung San Suu Kyi said over the weekend that the government must respect and protect its citizens from threats posed by illegal immigration, while also urging "harmonious" coexistence with people of all nationalities in Burma.

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

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, business, retail, economy, City Mart, Yangon, Burma

Under Daw Win Win Tin's leadership, City Mart has become Myanmar's leading retail business.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Indonesia

Mon Mar 24, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Aung San Suu Kyi, Constitution, reforms, Myanmar, politics, military, democracy

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi held two rallies in the town of Mogoke, Mandalay Division, over the weekend and called on the public to join nationwide protests in order to demand amendments to Burma's controversial 2008 Constitution.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi,

Fri Mar 21, 2014

SCAtoday.net

Life of King Sawlu told on tablet

Archaeologists working at a site near Mandalay, Burma are excited by the discovery of a 900-year-old stone tablet describing the life of little known Burmese king Sawlu.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

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