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20 min ago | Asia News Network
Refugees residing on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar have faced severe hardships upon returning home, with many being forced to return to refugee camps in Thailand.
3 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
Trade show to introduce new technology to boost productivity of local manufacturing sector Singapore, July 31, 2014 - - Myanmar's first dedicated manufacturing trade exhibition will be held at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon, from 2 - 4 October 2014.
7 hrs ago | Burmanet
11 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
A new flock of no-frills airlines is descending on Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, whose significance as the region's low-cost carrier hub is growing amid optimism for a traffic recovery.
12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Burma's Union Parliament passed a National Education Bill during a legislative session on Wednesday, bringing the nation's derelict schooling system one step closer to an overhaul.
16 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilogrammes of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.
18 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
People count votes at a ballot station during by-elections in Rangoon on April 1, 2012.
20 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
Japan's All Nippon Airways has dropped its plan to buy a 49% stake in a Myanmar airline, blaming "intensified" competition in the country as it quickly emerges from years of economic isolation.
Myanmar has suffered another blow to its record for human-rights violations as it has been placed on a list of countries that breach the right to freedom of religion.
On 26th Street in downtown Yangon is a building almost hidden from sight and barely noticed by those who pass it every day.
Aung San Suu Kyi stands during a vote in Parliament's Lower House on July 24, voicing her opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation.
The Burmese government and private tow companies have teamed up to provide emergency services along the Rangoon-Naypyidaw-Mandalay highway, a 386-mile stretch of road macabrely dubbed the "death highway" for the frequent fatalities that have plagued it.
The illegal logging of rosewood in Myanmar and throughout the region highlights the challenge of preservation in the absence of adequate enforcement.
Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Yangon International Airport, Myanmar, 26 July 2014 Introduction: Good evening and thank you all for coming today.
Higher education officials from Australia in the coming years hope to draw more Burmese students to study in their country, the world's third most popular international destination for college-goers, with the land down under holding its first education exhibition in Burma over the weekend.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:24 pm
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