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Local news for Yangon, Burma continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | AlertNet

Burma - Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April.

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4 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A hearse carries Win Tin's coffin to the burial site.

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)

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8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Five places not to miss when visiting Myanmar

Myanmar , formerly known as Burma, has been isolated for decades but now the door is open and tourists are flooding in.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

media, media freedom, censorship, reform, Myanmar, Yangon, DVB

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.

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13 hrs ago | BBC News

Myanmar democracy veteran mourned

A founder of the National League for Democracy , he served 19 years in prison under Myanmar's military rulers for his activism.

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15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Ninh Binh thrives despite match-fixing probe

Vietnamese club Vissai Ninh Binh continued its strong results in the AFC Cup on Tuesday despite being under investigation for match-fixing, having withdrawn from its domestic league and being forced to play untried youngsters.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

State Department

Public Schedule: April 23 - Wednesday

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.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Activists reach halfway mark in March to Myitsone

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In Burma, a Spirit Unbowed by Torture

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

aviation industry, Myanmar, airports, foreign direct investment, business, Yangon, tourisms, economy

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.

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DFW Catholic

Embrace Easter hope and forgiveness, archbishop tells Myanmar

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.

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Asia Times

Myanmar opposition pioneer Win Tin dies

Myanmar opposition pioneer Win Tin dies By Radio Free Asia Veteran journalist Win Tin, who co-founded Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy with Aung San Suu Kyi and became the country's longest-incarcerated political prisoner, died in Yangon on Monday at the age of 85. The former newspaper editor had been receiving medical treatment ... (more)

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Mandalay leads tourism sector with 302 new hotels

Mandalay Region leads other cities and tourist destinations in Myanmar with 302 new hotels approved, according to data from Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Burma rebel leader urges U.S. role in peace talks

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.

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USA Today

Burma rebel leader urges U.S. role in peace talks

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.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Burmese democracy activist Win Tin dies

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma, Myanmar, real estate, property, Cyclone Nargis, natural disaster, investment

Sule Pagoda Road in downtown Rangoon is famous for its role in Burma's turbulent recent history.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Win Tin, Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD, democracy

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.

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Wall Street Journal

Myanmar Dissident Journalist Win Tin Dies

A March 2011 photo shows senior National League for Democracy member U Win Tin besides Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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The Independent

Burma mourns death of ally of Aung San Suu Kyi and veteran democracy activist U Win Tin

The 85-year-old poet and former newspaper editor died in Rangoon, having been hospitalised with respiratory problems since last month, officials confirmed Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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