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Wednesday Jul 9 | 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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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Cholera, Health

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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Fri Jun 20, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Govt Pushes Ahead With 3 Salween, Irrawaddy Tributary Dams

Karen communities calling for the protection of the Salween River release a bamboo raft on the river in Papun District, Karen State, in March 2013.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

Burmanet

The Myanmar Times: Inle under threat

Inle Lake is drying up, and could disappear within the next century if stronger measures are not taken to preserve it, experts warn.

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Related Topix: Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Burma, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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