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  1. Burma's Last Armenians to Pray With Supreme PatriarchRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Pigeons flutter on the sidewalk outside, and well-wishers lean against a wall with corn kernels to feed them, but for the most part, this colonial-era church with a small white bell tower remains quiet on weekdays, tucked away in a leafy compound of downtown Rangoon. It is only once every week, on Sunday at 10 am, that the bell tolls loudly to herald the start of a morning service, bringing the sleepy brick building to life.

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  2. East Asia and the Pacific: Remarks With Burmese Foreign Minister...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | State Department

    SECRETARY KERRY: It's my pleasure to welcome the Foreign Minister of Myanmar this afternoon, Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin. And first of all, I want to thank him for his leadership because Myanmar has been chairing the ASEAN ministers, and we had a very constructive meeting in New York just a couple of days ago in which we went through a wide range of issues.

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  3. The Irrawaddy: Tokyo CallingRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Burmanet

    Last week, Burma Army Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing paid his first official visit to Japan at the invitation of General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff of Japan's Self-Defense Forces. This marked the first visit by a commander-in-chief to Tokyo since Gen Ne Win visited Japan in the 1960s.

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  4. These 10 Astonishing Photos Will Remind You Just How Beautiful The World Can BeRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Switched

    If you need of a reminder of just how beautiful the world can be, look no further than the National Geographic annual photo contest . Professional and amateur photographers have entered incredible photos from around the world to the 2014 competition, which is accepting entries through Oct. 31. "Young women dress up and have their faces painted to celebrate the dead.

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  5. Yangon: Off the Beaten TrackRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | City Life Chiang Mai

    Burma is back on the tourist trail, with the authorities hoping to welcome up to three million visitors this year. Many will spend only a day or two in Yangon before heading to some of the country's best-known attractions - the spectacular temples of Bagan, the majestic Inle Lake or the sun-kissed beaches of the south.

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  6. Min Aung Hlaing pieceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Last week, Burma Army Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing paid his first official visit to Japan at the invitation of General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff of Japan's Self-Defense Forces. This marked the first visit by a commander-in-chief to Tokyo since Gen Ne Win visited Japan in the 1960s.

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  7. Cruising Myanmar's Irrawaddy RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | Iol.co.za

    The driver swerved around pedestrians, motorbikes and mules as our hired SUV sped through Mandalay on a hot July day. Riding in the back seat, I gripped the headrest in front of me and hung on for dear life.

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  8. Telenor connects first customers in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | PressReleasePoint

    The day marks the official roll-out of Telenor's network, starting in the nation's second-largest city of Mandalay. Telenor will then continue towards the metropolitan hubs of Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, and thereafter expand into more towns, villages and rural areas.

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  9. AirAsia Zest expands 'Fly-Thru' serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | ABS-CBN News

    AirAsia Zest on Wednesday started offering "Fly-Thru" service from Manila to new destinations in India, Brunei and Jeddah, as well as tourist hot spots such as Krabi, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Penang, Siem Reap, Bali and Yangon. AirAsia Zest is offering all-in introductory fares at P3,721, inclusive of taxes and fees for one-way, on www.airasia.com or its mobile apps.

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  10. Myanmar in the eyes of foreignersRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | People's Daily Online

    Alvaro Lago Sanchez poses a photo with two children in a monastic education school in Mandalay, Myanmar. Myanmar is a typical Buddhist country for travelers who want a sacred land in their vacations.

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  11. A bridge outside of Thanantyari.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Generally speaking, I'm a firm believer in making plans for the road. But sometimes when you are on your way and opportunity and desire present themselves, it's tempting to see just how far you can get by just going with your instincts.

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  12. SE Asian economic bloc high priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | The Daily Star

    The south-east Asian economic bloc is a "high priority" for Bangladesh to emerge as a middle income country by 2021, Dr Gowher Rizvi, adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, told a seminar yesterday. The Centre for East Asia Foundation organised the seminar on Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar economic corridor and Maritime Silk Road across the Bay at a city hotel.

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  13. In Burma, a cruise along the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to BaganRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | The Washington Post

    The driver swerved around pedestrians, motorbikes and mules as our hired SUV sped through Mandalay on a hot July day. Riding in the back seat, I gripped the headrest in front of me and hung on for dear life.

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  14. 'New' martial arts sensation in AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | CNN

    Lethwei fighters once fought only with knuckles bound by cloth. Today, mixed martial arts matches incorporating Lethwei tend to enforce the use of gloves.

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  15. Best Western Signs Deal for Q3 2015 Opening of 108-room Best Western Hotel in Mandalay, MyanmarRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Hotel Online

    Hotel-Online >> News >> Best Western Signs Deal for Q3 2015 Opening of 108-room Best Western Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar : Best Western International has embarked on the next stage of its expansion in Myanmar, with the signing of its first hotel in Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's second largest city and economic hub in the northern region of the country.

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  16. HANOI: Vissan to increase exports to MyanmarRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Asia News Network

    Vissan, a well-known food producer in Vietnam, is seeking to boost its exports to Myanmar, a potential market in the Southeast Asian region. Vissan General Director Van Duc Muoi introduced the company's exports, such as sausage, spring rolls and frozen food, during his recent working session with Myint Swe, the visiting chief minister of Myanmar's Yangon region.

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  17. Best Western Continues Expansion in Myanmar Signs Deal to Open First...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | PRWeb

    Best Western International has embarked on the next stage of its expansion in Myanmar, with the signing of its first hotel in Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's second largest city and economic hub in the northern region of the country.

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  18. 'VIATION: Emirates and Jetstar expand codeshare on more routesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Financial Mirror

    Emirates and Jetstar have announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship, to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region providing more choice to Emirates customers. From 26 October 2014, Emirates will grow its codeshare on Jetstar to include Jetstar Airways services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock , Christchurch to Wellington in New Zealand and three new destinations in south-east Asia from Jetstar Asia's hub in Singapore.

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  19. Opening Soon: Kempinski Hotels' First Myanmar PropertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Fodor's

    Intrepid travelers heading to Myanmar will soon have a new luxury lodging option when Kempinski opens the doors of its first property there, Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw . Located in Myanmar's capital, the 141-room and -suite hotel will begin welcoming guests on November 1, 2014.

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  20. Eleven Media: 80 per cent of human trafficking cases linked to ChinaRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Burmanet

    Eighty per cent of human trafficking cases in Myanmar are linked to China, Union Home Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Ko Ko said on Saturday. This year the Myanmar-China Border Relations Office has handed over 61 human trafficking victims - one male and 60 females - to Myanmar officials.

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