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Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week.
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Greater economic engagement is among the Obama administration's priorities in its effort to "rebalance" U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region, says U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
A group of protestors who left Yangon for the confluence of the Ayeyawady River have continued on their protest march north after breaking for the Thingyan new year.
Yangon is a city abuzz with economic activity, as the world rediscovers one of the region's most promising frontier markets after decades of isolation.
DVB reporters and staff in Rangoon gathered for Burmese New Year's Day to pray for the release of their colleague, Magwe correspondent Zaw Pe [Zaw Phay] who was recently sentenced to a one- year jail term for charges related to his journalistic work.
At least six people were killed and 47 injured over a four-day water festival in Myanmar, the media reported Thursday.
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Australian authorities looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet said Thursday that an oil slick detected in the search zone and collected by the Australian vessel Ocean Shield was not engine oil or hydraulic fluid from an aircraft.
The Myanmar military has launched multiple offensives against the Kachin Independence Army on April 10, with fighting continuing over the Thingyan new year holidays.
The remains of a 22-year-old Topeka airman from World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial in Leavenworth, the Department of Defense said this week.
Six people were killed and 47 others injured in 20 incidents over the last four days during the Thingyan water festival in Yangon region.
In an Easter message to his people, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar speaks of the "excruciating pain" his country has suffered under military rule, and calls for national reconciliation to preserve the path toward democracy.
From Sunday to Tuesday, people across Southeast Asia participated in their respective country's water festivals to celebrate the New Year.
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.