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3 hrs ago | Burmanet
The Ta'ang National Liberation Army says it launched two attacks on Burmese government forces on Wednesday in northern Shan State, killing at least 10 government soldiers.
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7 hrs ago | AlertNet
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April.
8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Tens of thousands of Burmese supporters gathered at a cemetery in Rangoon on Wednesday to pay tribute to one of the country's most respected democracy activists, Win Tin, who passed away on Monday at the age of 84. People from all walks of life, from Buddhist monks to politicians, braved the scorching summer heat to attend the five-hour wake and ... (more)
12 hrs ago | Examiner.com
16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Burmese journalists said they will gather in Rangoon on Saturday to plan a large campaign advocating for greater media freedom and protection of journalists, after Burma's government imprisoned a number of reporters in recent months.
17 hrs ago | BBC News
DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE APRIL 23, 2014 SECRETARY JOHN KERRY 2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate Mohamed Farid El-Tohamy, at the Department of State.
A group of activists walking from Rangoon to Myitsone, the site of a suspended hydropower dam project in Kachin State, have reached the halfway mark in their march to call for the complete shutdown of the Chinese-backed project.
Win Tin, one of Burma's most dogged democracy campaigners, endured physical and mental abuse for the cause as a political prisoner for nearly 20 years.
The Department of Civil Aviation said it will issue a tender in the last quarter of this year inviting local and foreign companies to upgrade 39 underdeveloped domestic airports in Burma.
Yangon, Myanmar, Apr 22, 2014 / 02:23 am .- In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, emphasized the hope of the holy day and encouraged the country to seek forgiveness and reconciliation amid past and present conflict.
Mandalay Region leads other cities and tourist destinations in Myanmar with 302 new hotels approved, according to data from Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
SUNY Broome will hold its fifth annual Sleep Out for the Homeless on May 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. The good news is I had Easter off and great weather to enjoy some fishing action.
A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
After supporters across Burma staged prayer services and a candlelight vigil for his recovery, Win Tin, one of the country's most famous democracy activists, passed away on Monday after suffering from multiple organ failure.
Sule Pagoda Road in downtown Rangoon is famous for its role in Burma's turbulent recent history.
Burmese journalist Win Tin was a true believer in democracy and press freedom. He never hid his disdain for the repressive military regime and continued to challenge Burma's current nominally civilian government.