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  1. Discrimination of Rohingya in Myanmar unlikely to end soonRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  2. Reuters: Myanmar's Rakhine State denies persecution at root of ...Read the original story

    Monday | Burmanet

    The head of the Myanmar state from which thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing denied that persecution had prompted the exodus after the United States called on the country to deal with its root causes. Many Rohingya have become prey to human traffickers on the journey south to Thailand, Malaysia and beyond as they flee what U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday were "the desperate conditions they face in Rakhine State".

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  3. The Irrawaddy: 'There must be a balance between conservation and development' - The IrrawaddyRead the original story

    Monday | Burmanet

    Kyaw Zwa Moe: This week, we'll be discussing potential threats to the future of Shwedagon Pagoda, a sacred site to Burmese people and one of the world's wonders. Joining me are Saya U Than Moe, an urban planning expert and visiting professor at Yangon Technological University, and Ko Maw Lin, vice-chairman of Association of Myanmar Architects and visiting professor at the Mandalay Technological University.

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  4. Irrawaddy: Gap apparel production triples during first year in Burma - Kyaw Hsu MonRead the original story

    Monday | Burmanet

    American retailer Gap Inc. has nearly tripled the output of its two Rangoon factories within its first year, a company spokeswoman told reporters on Thursday. Gap announced in June last year that it would begin sourcing garments produced in Burma, making it the first US-based clothing manufacturer to enter the country since economic sanctions were eased in 2012.

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  5. UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flightRead the original story

    Sunday May 31 | Northwest Asian Weekly

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats. Ban said he has been discussing the emergency with regional leaders in Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand, among others, and urged them to provide search and rescue operations and options for resettlement and reintegration.

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  6. Starwood debuts in Myanmar with the Sheraton brandRead the original story

    Friday May 29 | 4 Hoteliers

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced its market debut in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with the signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel, a new build property in the dynamic capital city. Owned by Family Business Group Hotel Limited, the milestone signing builds upon the Sheraton first mover advantage in the region, meets accelerating demand, and brings the brand's Asia-Pacific portfolio to 73 hotels and 37 resorts.

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  7. These Dazzling Long-Exposure Photos Prove That Slow Travel Is Always Worth ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | Switched

    There's much to be said for slow travel . Taking extra time to savor your surroundings -- without racing to catch the next bus or hustle toward the next tour -- is often the best way to truly get to know a place as a traveler, not as a tourist .

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  8. Adventures in Architecture: Take a Tour of Yangon's Unique Modern ArchitectureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | Curbed

    American architect Benjamin Polk designed the Pitaka Taik, a library and Buddhist museum, with numerous symbolic references and shapes. All photos provided by Ben Bansal and Yangon Architecture Guide .

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  9. The New York Times: In Reversal, Myanmar agrees to attend meeting on migrant crisis - Joe CochraneRead the original story

    Friday May 29 | Burmanet

    After a flurry of diplomatic activity, the government of Myanmar said on Thursday that it would send representatives to a regional meeting in Bangkok next week aimed at resolving the continuing humanitarian crisis of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia and addressing the larger issue of human trafficking. Myanmar, which has previously refused to attend any conference that specifically mentions the plight of ethnic Rohingya migrants fleeing the western part of the country, softened its stance after officials held separate talks on Thursday with the visiting foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia.

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  10. Beautiful images capture the balancing fishermen of Burma who fish while standing on one legRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | Daily Mail

    A cracking way to live off the grid! Egg-shaped eco-capsules let travellers set up camp anywhere... and generate power with a mini wind turbine and solar panels Is this the most surreal hotel in the world? France's Bubble Palace has hosted photo shoots and a Dior fashion show Officials forced to release rules about stripping off at sacred sites as trend for naked travel snaps takes off around the world Never put your seat back on short flights, don't praise your children too loudly in public and always keep small change for tips: The Debrett's guide to holiday etiquette Who needs Ibiza when you can have your OWN party island? Idyllic private isle loved by Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronnie Wood boasts a luxury villa, lighthouse... and can be yours for A 85,000 a week The best sea views in Padstow! Cornish lighthouse station transformed into A 1,000-a-week holiday home with a pier, beach and ... (more)

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  11. US mooted trips to DK-era AngkorRead the original story

    Thursday May 28 | Pnompenh Post

    Among the hundreds of WikiLeaks cables on Cambodia released yesterday, some revealed the more personal - and bizarre - side to US diplomacy. A plan hatched to fly US tourists on day trips from Bangkok to visit Angkor Wat "could eventually have [the] impact of opening the regime and moderating [its] domestic policies", a November 23, 1978, cable asserted.

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  12. New Build Sheraton Yangon Hotel to Open 2017 in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Hotel News Resource

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced its market debut in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with the signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel, a new build property in the dynamic capital city. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced its market debut in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with the signing of Sheraton Yangon Hotel, a new build property in the dynamic capital city.

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  13. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Slated to Ente ...Read the original story

    Thursday May 28 | The Financial Mirror

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced its market debut in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with the signing of SheratonA Yangon Hotel, a new build property in the dynamic capital city. Owned by Family Business Group Hotel Limited, the milestone signing builds upon the Sheraton first mover advantage in the region, meets accelerating demand, and brings the brand's Asia-Pacific portfolio to 73 hotels and 37 resorts.

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  14. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Slated to Enter Myanmar with the Signing of Sheraton Yangon HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Hospitality Net

    Owned by Family Business Group Hotel Limited, the milestone signing builds upon the Sheraton first mover advantage in the region, meets accelerating demand, and brings the brand's Asia-Pacific portfolio to 73 hotels and 37 resorts. "The signing reflects the brand's commitment to expanding the Sheraton global portfolio through strategic and meaningful relationships with owners and developers in mature and emerging markets," said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operation and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.

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  15. The Nation: Myanmar visit by French human rights officialRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Burmanet

    The French Ambassador at Large for Human Rights, Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay, will conduct her first visit to Myanmar from May 19 to 22, France Embassy in Yangon announced today. During the official visit, she will meet Myanmar government officials, members of civil society, international agencies and non-governmental organisations to discuss the internal situation and the involvement of the French government in supporting the promotion and the defence of Human Rights.

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  16. The New York Times: How Myanmar and its neighbors are responding to...Read the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Burmanet

    Myanmar and its neighbors see the Rohingya group and the seaborne trafficking of migrants in the region very differently, complicating the refugees' plight. Here is a rundown of their policy stances so far.

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  17. Some 200 of them 'Bangladeshis'Read the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | The Daily Star

    Some 200 people, who were rescued from the Bay of Bengal last week by the Myanmar authorities, have reportedly been identified as Bangladeshis, according to the preliminary report of a team of Bangladesh missions in Myanmar. The six-member team, comprised of officials from the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon and Bangladesh consulate in Sittwe, visited the temporary relief camp in Rakhine state on Monday and Tuesday and extensively interviewed the rescued ones to know their citizenship.

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  18. Mizzima News: Hotel investment increasesRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Burmanet

    An increase in tourism to Myanmar is pushing up direct foreign investment in the country's hotel sector. FDI has reportedly reached $2.7 billion.

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  19. UN confirms boat people rescued by Myanmar are BangladeshiRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | The Nation

    The United Nations has announced that the 208 boat people who were saved by the Myanmar authorities and are being held near border were from Bangladesh. In a statement issued after UN special adviser on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar's visit in Rakhine State on May 22, the UN also said there might be more migrants stranded at sea and urged Myanmar to continue its search and rescue operations.

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  20. Deportation within daysRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | The Daily Star

    With a Bangladeshi delegation working to verify the nationality of the 208 trafficking victims rescued by Myanmar on Thursday, the chief minister of Rakhine state said the "Bangladeshi migrants" would be repatriated within days. But Reuters news agency found at least eight of them are Rohingya Muslims, after interviewing a group of migrants at Kyauk Taw in Rakhine state where they have been kept.

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