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7 hrs ago | Korean News

Kim Il Sung Remembered in Foreign Countries

They included remembrance meetings, photo and book exhibitions and film shows in Myanmar, Benin, Nigeria and Slovakia from June 29 to July 3. Displayed at the venues of the events were photos documenting the exploits of the President, leader Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.

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20 hrs ago | LIRNEasia

Myanmar: Telecenters to educate users about mobile services and apps?

Flagging up the likes of mobile health and money services, Swierzy told Mobile World Live there was a big opportunity to go beyond the traditional talk and text model.

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Yesterday | TIME.com

Burmese Journalists Sentenced to a Decade in Prison With Hard Labor

Burmese journalists hold banners as they protest for press freedom outside the office of the Daily Eleven newspaper in Rangoon on Jan. 7, 2014.

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Yesterday | SFGate

News of the day From Across the Globe, July 11

The visit comes as Afghanistan shows worrying signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai , who followed a decade of Taliban governance.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Mandalay and Bagan Among The Fascinating Destinations To Add To A Stay In Yangon

A stay in Yangon holds much fascination and appeal in itself, yet there is also much more of Myanmar to discover beyond the country's largest city and main international gateway, in destinations like Mandalay and Bagan.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Spoils of Aid in Burma: Transition a Boon for Former Dictators

The Rangoon office of Development Alternatives Inc. , which is rented from the family of Burma's former spy chief, Khin Nyunt.

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The Nation

Dusit moves into Myanmar

Dusit International aims to cash in on Myanmar's growing popularity as a leisure and corporate destination through the opening of the dusitD2 Residence in Yangon.

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Related Topix: Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Burma, Yangon, Burma Travel

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Burma takes another step toward repressing its media

Donor countries should bring diplomatic pressure on Burma's government and reconsider their economic support for the country following Thursday's sentencing of four journalists of a magazine and the publication's chief executive to 10 years of hard labor in prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A man goes under the needle at a tattoo parlor in Rangoon.

The Mandalay divisional chief justice has warned that anyone who gets a tattoo of the map of Burma on the lower part of their body could be hit with a three-year prison sentence, a divisional lawmaker said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Jan. 25, 2014 issued of the Unity journal is pictured in Rangoon.

The Pakokku Township Court sentenced four journalists and the CEO of the Unity journal to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor on Thursday for reporting allegations that a Burmese military facility in Magwe Division was being used to manufacture chemical weapons.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ceasefire Talks Are Missing Public Voice: Activists

Burmese civil society groups say public involvement remains too limited in the peace process to end decades of civil war between the military and ethnic armed groups.

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The Miami Herald

5 Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years

Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rangoon Journalists Decry Threats to Peers in Mandalay

Rangoon-based journalists are calling on the government to protect reporters who were threatened with violence while covering inter-communal riots in Mandalay last week.

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The Journal of Commerce Online

WWL opens new office in Yangon, Myanmar

July 09, 2014, Tokyo, Japan - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has entered into a joint venture with Myanmar-based Carrier King Logistics that makes it the first independent company in the country to provide modern automobile distribution from port to consumer.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Tuning In

Recent events coordinated and sponsored by both foreign and national entities have introduced the community to high-caliber cultural entertainment, as well as a spirit of mutual appreciation for the arts and their respective backgrounds.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, New York University, National University, Burma, World News

Connecticut Post

In Myanmar shops, old tires find many new lives

In this June 23, 2014 photo, a worker takes a break from cutting a worn-out tire to reuse as a buffer of a boat at a workshop that turn worn out tires in to flip-flops to buckets in suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar.

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Asia News Network

YANGON: Curfew in Mandalay expanded to all townships

The Myanmar government has added Patheingyi to the list of six townships under curfew, placing entire Mandalay under a night-travelling ban since Friday.

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Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar set for more foreign arrivals

Yangon International Airport, Myanmar's main gateway, recorded more than 500,000 foreign travellers entering the country from January 1 to the end of June 2014.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

National Public Radio

In Myanmar Shops, Old Tires Find Many New Lives

The air in the dark, dingy room is thick with the acrid smell of rubber. Aung Nyunt and a half-dozen other workers toil away there day and night, turning discarded tires into flip-flops, buckets and hard-to-find spare parts for used cars.

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The Telegraph

Handshake concert a hit in Myanmar

Kohima, July 8: Bringing the world closer one handshake at a time, the Handshake concert held on Saturday at the National Theatre Yangon, Myanmar, was received well.

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