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News on Burma continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

5 hrs ago | Scoop

Foreign journalists key players in Myanmara s new p...

Reporters hold banners and shout slogans at a demonstration march for press freedom in Yangon earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Journalism, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

16 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

For Myanmar political predictions, locals look to the stars

For years, Myanmar watchers attributed the odd decisions made by the country's military rulers to an influential class of government apparatchik: the astrologer bureaucrat.

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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Bangkok Post

Signed, sealed, undelivered

The United Nations and Myanmar are in the process of proving that a nation on the tipping edge of being controlled by criminals can be rescued and brought back to the road to democracy.

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Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Opinion

The Peninsula

Search for missing bell

Residents gather on a river bank in search of the missing King Dhammazedi's bell on the Yangon River in Yangon on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: World News

The Daily Star

Bangladesh to seek time frame from Myanmar

Dhaka will seek a specific time frame from Nay Pyi Taw for repatriation of over 30,000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh living in two refugee camps in Cox's Bazar during a foreign secretary level meeting in Dhaka today.

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Related Topix: Bangladesh, World News, Asia, Secretary, MD

DFW Catholic

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Yangon, Myanmar, Aug 30, 2014 / 07:53 am .- Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, World News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Suria

Myanmar census shows population 9 mn...

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News,

Malaysian National News Agency

Myanmar, Russia Setting Up Inter-Governmental Commission On Trade Cooperation

Myanmar and Russia will establish an inter- governmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, Xinhua news agency reports citing state media.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Fort Morgan Times

William and Susan Kammerer

William and Susan Kammerer of Weldona will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept.

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Related Topix: Weldona, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, World News

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Gap audit reveals issues at Burma garment factories

An audit conducted for clothing retailer Gap Inc. identified issues with working conditions, health and safety at two factories in Burma that are now producing garments for the United States-based company.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, US Military, US Navy,

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Unity five launch last appeal against harsh sentence

A final appeal against the verdict for five Unity Weekly journal employees - who were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour in July - was submitted to Magwe regional court on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News,

WTEN-TV Albany

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

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WECT-TV Wilmington

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.

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Related Topix: World News, Air Accidents, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

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Related Topix: World News, US Military, US Marine Corps

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thailand to Help Burma Conserve Ancient Cities

A woman cleans brickwork on the wall of the ancient royal palace at the center of the city of Sri Ksetra, near the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Pegu Division.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

For First Time in 50 Years, Burma's Military Welcomes Women Officers

Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlang presents an award to cadet Lay New Tun during the graduation ceremony.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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Lake County Record-Bee

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Farmers in Rangoon Division's Helgu Township plant their paddy.

Land confiscations, profit-hungry middlemen and sexism are all among the daily challenges faced by small-scale farmers in Burma's dry zone, home to about 25 million people.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Agriculture, Science,

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Aye Chan Myat Moe, 20, started modeling this year.

A man has been arrested in Rangoon for allegedly stabbing a young model to death in the stairwell of her apartment.

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Related Topix: World News

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