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Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Clashes Continue Between SSA and Burma Army

A government soldier stands outside a primary school in Wan Wap village in Kyaethee Township on July 16. More fighting has erupted between ethnic Shan rebels and the Burma Army near a village in eastern Shan State where hundreds of displaced people have taken shelter for about two weeks.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: SSA-N to blame for fighting, says vice minister

A top military official has laid blame for recent fighting in Shan State on the Shan State Army-North, saying the group trespassed onto land under government control in violation of a 2012 peace agreement.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Two Civilians Killed in Renewed Clashes in Northern Shan State: TNLA

Two civilians were killed and at least 10 children were wounded as fighting broke out over the weekend between government troops and rebels in northern Shan State, according to an ethnic Palaung armed group.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's Time Bomb

Religious prejudice continues to endanger Burma. Recently, deadly clashes of Muslim and Buddhist mobs in Mandalay, the country's second-biggest city, showed once again just how explosive the tensions between both faiths have become.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

TNLA soldiers on the frontline in June.

At least 178 Burmese government troops have been killed in fighting against the Ta'ang National Liberation Army over the past six months, with more than 100 clashes during that period, the TNLA says.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Burmanet

KIC: China backed dam projects "fuelling" conflict in Shan State

The Shan Human Rights Foundation, a community based human rights organisation, claims that since June 11th the Burma Army has been attacking civilians and is contravening its ceasefire agreement with the Shan State Army-North .

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Shan State IDPs in desperate need of aid

As many as 5,000 people who have fled fighting in northern Shan State are in desperate need of aid, according to the Taaung Women's Organisation.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

SSA-North rebel soldiers in northern Shan State, in June 2013.

A Shan ethnic lawmaker in the Lower House asked the Burmese government on Tuesday to cease military operations in Kyaythee Township in northern Shan State, where several hundred villagers have been displaced after fighting between the Shan State Army-North and the Burma Army has recently escalated.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Shan Farmers Say Gold Mining Is Wrecking Their Land

Farmers say the Namkham stream, which is the main source of water in the Loi Kham hills, has become shallow and poisoned due to gold mining activities.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Time Out With Ta'ang Rebels

A TNLA soldier on alert at the frontline near Lwel Khan village in Kyauk Mae Township in northern Shan State.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

High Times

Irony Of Burma Burning $130M of Drugs

To mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking June 26, Burmese authorities held drug-burning ceremonies, boasting the destruction of seized opium, heroin and methamphetamine said to be worth a combined $130 million.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Auburndale woman burned in fireworks accident

On July 4, Auburndale Police officers responded to initial reports of two people that were injured when fireworks exploded inside the home.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

SciDev.Net

Producing drinking water on the cheap in Myanmar

Lilypad is a company based in Taunggyi, Myanmar, that makes water filters from a mixture of clay and powdered rice husks.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Director Wins Prizes at European Film Festivals

A Burmese director has won an award for the best international film at the world's longest continually running film festival.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Parties to Protest PR System

Burma's ethnic political parties plan to organize protests across the country to show their opposition to the proportional representation electoral system, which was approved by the Upper House of Parliament this month for use in the 2015 election.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Progress, Yes, but Not at Any Price

Students from the Inle Heritage Hospitality Vocational Training Center tend to vegetables at the Inthar Heritage House near Inle Lake in Shan State.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

As Drugs Blaze, Eradication Efforts Fail to Stem Trade: UN

To mark World Drug Day, Burmese authorities organized drug-burning ceremonies on Thursday that destroyed seized illegal drugs said to be worth a combined US$130 million.

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Suria

Myanmar and Thailand burn $400 million...

Myanmar and Thailand incinerated some $400 million-worth of narcotics Thursday to mark World Drugs Day, but the UN warned opium production was on the rise in the region.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Four Killed as Fighting Flares in Northern Burma: Kachin Rebels

Kachin Independence Army soldiers stationed at a frontline base nearby La Jar Yang village in Kachin State on the way to KIA headquarters in Laiza in November 2013.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Ethnic political parties promise mass protest if PR system passes

An alliance of 15 ethnic political parties will stage public protests across eastern Shan State if a bill to change the country's electoral system to a Proportional Representation voting system is passed by the Burmese parliament's lower house, the bloc's spokesman said this weekend.

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