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1 hr ago | Boston.com

Week of observances

Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, New Year's Day/Eve, Religion, Sikh, Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

5 hrs ago | WireNews+Co

Commerce Secretary Says U.S. Seeks To Boost Economic Ties In Asia

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.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Burma, World News, China,

9 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award.

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Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Burma

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Ayeyawady dam protestors continue march north

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.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: A developer's dream: Housing for all

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.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burmese journalists pray for Zaw Pe's release

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.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Journalism,

Nerve News

Six killed in Yangon water festival

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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The Daily Journal

Colin Firth delivers in the moving 'Railway Man'

There are, of course, different ways to make war movies. Some are sweeping, some more intimate.

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Related Topix: Jeremy Irvine, Burma, World News

Burmanet

Will development overshadow Myanmar's rich cultural history?

After years of turmoil, the military government is moving toward political reform.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Yangon, Burma Travel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World briefs: Oil slick isn't from missing jet

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.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, World News, Malaysia, China, Burma, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Fighting rages in Kachin State during Thingyan

The Myanmar military has launched multiple offensives against the Kachin Independence Army on April 10, with fighting continuing over the Thingyan new year holidays.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News,

The Capital-Journal

WWII Topeka airman's remains finally coming home

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.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Burma, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Yangon, Rangoon, power, electricity, gas, drought, power cut, generator, hydropower

On the industrial outskirts of Yangon, a rusted chimney exhales wisps of white smoke as a three-decade-old gas-fired power station chunters on.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

6 Killed, 47 Injured In Myanmar's Yangon Water Festival

Six people were killed and 47 others injured in 20 incidents over the last four days during the Thingyan water festival in Yangon region.

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Catholic World News

Myanmar: archbishop sees 'streaks of hope' after decades of dictatorship

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.

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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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Related Topix: Hiroyuki Sanada, Burma, World News, Recreational Vehicle, Award

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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