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2 hrs ago | Mashable

Southeast Asia Celebrates the New Year With Huge Water Fights

From Sunday to Tuesday, people across Southeast Asia participated in their respective country's water festivals to celebrate the New Year.

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8 hrs ago | Burmanet

PBS: Inside Myanmar's transition from isolation to openness

GWEN IFILL: In 2007, the world got a horrific peek inside the closed world of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, as the military regime brutally crushed the Saffron Revolution, led by monks and students demanding political freedom.

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12 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: 'Boatpeople' story lands Reuters a...

Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian face charges brought by the Royal Thai Navy for their coverage of abuses allegedly committed against Rohingya Muslims in Thai territory.

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12 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma's poultry potential - Jessica Mudditt

Than Win can kill, pluck and disembowel a chicken in less than three minutes. He does it at least a hundred times a day, seven days a week and makes around 300,000 kyats a month.

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19 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Hotel baron with vision

The business fraternity has mourned the death of Satyadev Prakash Sinha, a well-known industrialist, who passed away on April 11 in Nagpur after a cardiac arrest.

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23 hrs ago | Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: All the world's a stage

Never mind the heat: If you're one of Myanmar's hip young things, April is by far the coolest month.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Burmanet

Associated Press: Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Dr Cynthia responds to Thameelay villagers

Displaced villagers from Thameelay in Rangoon who were provided resettlement by the Democratic Benevolent Karen Army in Karen State are now receiving healthcare from Dr Cynthia Maung's Thailand-based Mae Tao Clinic.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma's fishing wars

In the harbour in Gwa Township, Arakan State, crews of fishermen sort through nets and ropes as they prepare to spend a night at sea.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Anti-Corruption Commission tackles regional administrations

Regional Administrations have been the focus of a third of the cases lodged by the newly formed Anti-Corruption Commission and verified by the Ministry of Home Affairs, according to a Burmese lower house MP.

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Burmanet

Voice of America: Burma's 1st Census in decades extended amid controversy

A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by hand.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: 3,000 displaced by recent Kachin fighting

A coalition of aid and relief groups working in Kachin State issued a statement on Monday warning that more than 3,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting in the southeast part of the state, which remains ongoing.

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The Nation

Myanmar court jails five Thais for gambling in Tachilek

Myanmar authorities on Monday jailed 16 people - including five Thai men - for their involvement in illegal gambling in a hotel in Tachilek province - just across from Mai Sai in the Thai far north - and continued to hunt for three suspects who jumped bail.

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Bangkok Post

Myanmar's illegal drugs now also threat at home

After years of being home to some of the most notorious international drug warlords, a major centre of opium and methamphetamine production and trafficking, drug addiction is now rapidly spreading at home.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Reuters

Myanmar New Year

Here in Yangon, residents are pouring water on Buddha to kick off the New Year in Myanmar.

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Bangkok Post

Two killed in Chiang Mai drug bust

Two drug couriers were killed and 100,000 methamphetamine pills seized in two clashes between soldiers of the Pha Muang Force and a band of drug traffickers near the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Mai's Mae Ai district on Sunday morning, according to force commander Maj Banjerd Changpoonthong.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Making Opium (and the Past) Go Away

Mong La's opium museum has to be one of the more interesting institutions created during the days of Myanmar's State Law and Restoration Council .

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Bangkok Post

Shadow of tension still lingers over the...

The New Year water festival is one of the few times of year people in Myanmar can let loose and revel with unbridled joy, splashing strangers in the streets and lapping up entertainment until the early hours of the morning.

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Suria

12 dead in Myanmar road smash

Twelve people were killed on Saturday when a bus collided with a car and burst into flames on an accident-plagued highway in Myanmar, police said.

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NEWS.com.au

Bus-car collision in Myanmar kills 12

TWELVE people have been killed and five were injured in a collision between a bus and car north of Yangon.

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