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6 hrs ago | Town Topics

Colin Firth Stars as Tortured World War II Pow

WHY WON'T YOU BELIEVE ME?: Eric Lomax has been accused of plotting to sabotage the railroad that he was being forced to build by his Japanese captors during World War II.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, World News, Thailand, Burma

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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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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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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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

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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AmericanBankingNews.com

Myanmar New Year

Yangon residents hope for more progress for their country, as they welcome Thingyan, the Myanmar New Year, by pouring water on Buddha.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Peninsula

Myanmar census extended amid controversy

YANGON: Myanmar's census, which was supposed to end on April 10, was extended yesterday until the end of May, due to "technical and logistical problems".

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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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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, Transgender, Burma, World News

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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Greenwich Citizen

Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

In this April 4, 2014 photo, children catch fish in an almost dried-up reservoir bed in Dala, suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar.

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National Public Radio

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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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Senior US Official Raises Arakan Concerns With Thein Sein

The US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs has raised concerns about the humanitarian situation in Arakan State during meetings with Burma's president and other high-level government officials in Naypyidaw.

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Burmanet

Al Jazeera: Internet freedom in Myanmar: A curse or an opportunity? - Jillian C. York

Just before former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from Tunis in January 2011, he addressed his citizens one last time in a seven-minute speech in which he promised "rejection of all forms of censorship".

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Related Topix: World News, Tunisia, Africa, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi

KUAT-TV Tucson

Globe Trekker

Megan McCormick starts her journey in Yangon with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.

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AlertNet

Myanmar's first census in 3 decades completed 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 spread sheets by hand.

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CTV

UN population chief: sexual rights, abortion still contentious

Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, talks during a press conference at Sedona Hotel Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar.

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