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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Men work with hammers at a gold leaf workshop in Mandalay.

Myat Par Yat, an area in Burma's second biggest city, is always busy with the rhythmic hammering sounds.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Mandalay, Burma Travel

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bangkok Post

Hunt on for huge bell in Myanmar river

A team of divers is trying to retrieve a bronze bell that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers south of Myanmar's old capital, Yangon.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's Peace Process Could Take - Several Generations'

The peace process undertaken by Burma's government and the country's ethnic armed groups could take several generations to complete, according to an analyst watching the negotiations closely.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Anti-PR Activists Charged Despite Change to Burma Protest Law

Police in Pegu Division have charged five activists for demonstrating without permission against a plan to change Burma's electoral system, despite an amendment recently signed off by President Thein Sein to soften the law restricting the right to protest.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, National League for Democracy

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Pegu and Mon States Hit by Severe Flooding

Heavy downpours in recent days have caused severe flooding in Pegu and Mon states, where hundreds of residents have been forced to flee their homes and traffic has been hindered by inundated roads, local residents and officials said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Southeast Asia, Natural Disasters, Flood,

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Activists Take to the Streets to Oppose Changing Burma's Electoral System

More than 100 people gathered in front of Rangoon's City Hall on Tuesday to protest against plans to change the country's electoral system to proportional representation ahead of all-important polls next year.

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

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