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4 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Yangon, Myanmar, Aug 30, 2014 / 07:53 am .- Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.

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8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

A day in photos

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha offers alms to monks at a ceremony to mark the 28th anniversary of the army's head office on Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

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11 hrs ago | Suria

Myanmar census shows population 9 mn...

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Myanmar To Hold Sports Competitions To Lift Standard

Myanmar is to hold sports competitions in four cities next month to lift the country's sports standard, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Deming Headlight

Wildcat cheer season begins

Wildcat fans will get familiar with the faces of senior Gabriela Zuniga, left, and junior Ambar Saenz.

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Fort Morgan Times

William and Susan Kammerer

William and Susan Kammerer of Weldona will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

No Quick Fix for Rangoon Land-Grab Victims: Govt

Rangoon's divisional government has said hundreds of land-grab cases brought to its attention will not be resolved by the end of its current term in early 2016, an admission that may position the issue prominently in next year's elections.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Buddhist monk crosses the street in front of Rangoon's City Hall in 2011.

Only 1.5 percent of Rangoon's voting-age population will be allowed to vote in the city's next elections, according to new rules and regulations approved by the divisional parliament on Friday.

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Boston Standard

Flag forges link with veteran and Japanese family

Gerry Merlo with his 6 foot long scroll that was sent over by the Japanese family he returned the Rising Sun Flag to, Main Road, Leverton The discovery of a flag forged during the height of war has formed an unlikely alliance between a Lincolnshire and Japanese family.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

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Channelnewsasia.com

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen 'runs off with crown'

Myanmar beauty queen May Myat Noe, who was stripped of her Miss Asia Pacific World Super Talent 2014 title for alleged misconduct, has absconded with her crown and free breast implants, the organiser said Friday .

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Gap location in San Jose, California

An audit conducted for clothing retailer Gap Inc. identified issues with working conditions, health and safety at two factories in Burma that are now producing garments for the United States-based company.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Silver City Sun-News

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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Lake County Record-Bee

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Aye Chan Myat Moe, 20, started modeling this year.

A man has been arrested in Rangoon for allegedly stabbing a young model to death in the stairwell of her apartment.

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China Daily

Serene Retreat

Yangon mesmerizes with ancient pagodas, scenic lakes, hip bars in restored colonial architecture and delicious freshwater seafood .

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4 Hoteliers

Smart Software Solutions for Myanmar's Growing Hotel Industry.

Exclusive Feature: Since international sanctions were lifted and socio-economic reforms introduced in 2011, Myanmar has been witnessing a boost in its hospitality industry; Tourism is growing at an impressive pace and as the number of tourist visiting the country increase, so do the number of hotels coming up across this South East Asian nation.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Thai company asks Burma's president to support power plant

A Thai-based corporation is asking Burma's president for support after facing public opposition to its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in Mon State.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Bangkok Post

Sweeping up Shwedagon for merit

Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar's most-revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims.

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BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.

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