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  1. A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber.Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | CiteULike

    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. In the two decades since the discovery of feathered dinosaurs [1-3], the range of plumage known from non-avialan theropods has expanded significantly, confirming several features predicted by developmentally informed models of feather evolution [4-10].

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  2. Lawmaker Urges Tatmadaw Not to Block Shipments of Rice, Fuel to TanaiRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A Tanai Township lawmaker asked the Tatmadaw to stop blocking commodities from being transported to Kachin State's Tanai Township at the Lower House on Tuesday. "Since April of last year, the Tatmadaw has been inspecting rice shipments to Tanai Township.

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  3. Meet - The Burmese Python' hoping to become his country's first MMA championRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | South China Morning Post

    That's why "The Burmese Python" has vowed to summon every ounce of strength in his body come Friday night in Yangon, when he'll face off against Russian Vitaly Bigdash for the One Championship 's middleweight world championship. The 32-year-old said a fight-mad nation of 54 million people would expect nothing less than that, and those millions would like nothing more than to see their first-ever world MMA champion crowned.

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  4. Outgoing ICRC Head Weighs in On Progress, Challenges in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Outgoing head of the Myanmar delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross Jurg Montani has emphasized progress made in recent months regarding improved humanitarian access to conflict affected areas. At a press briefing on Thursday at the ICRC office in Yangon, Montani, who is set to finish his four-year duty at the end of June, cited the organization's growing operations in northeastern Myanmar as a success, adding that the organization was now able to work in civilian hospitals in Laiza and Mai Ja Yang in the Kachin Independence Army-controlled areas of Kachin State.

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  5. Myanmar Army Warns Four Kachin Villages of OperationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 22 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    In a further escalation of the conflict in northern Kachin State, the Myanmar Army has ordered locals of four Kachin communities to remain in their villages, as the military prepares for battles in the area. The Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army have clashed every day in the lands surrounding Hpakant and Tanai townships since June 4, forcing thousands to flee their homes and their work in the area's amber and gold mines.

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  6. Ministry Expands Efforts to Combat Domestic, Sexual ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Women's Development Division under Myanmar's Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement expanded its efforts to help women fight domestic and sexual violence. The division will provide necessary help to victims within one week of receiving their phone calls, said division director Naw Tha Wah.

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  7. Ministry Establishes Dept to Combat Domestic, Sexual Violence Against WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar's Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has incorporated a new department tasked with helping women fight domestic and sexual violence. The Women's Development Department will provide necessary help to victims within one week of receiving their phone calls, said department director Naw Thar Warr.

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  8. Triple-Distinction Prison Graduate: 'I Decided Not to Give Up My Education'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    During the 2016-2017 academic year, Oh Bo prison in Mandalay opened the first in-prison examination center, where the inmates could prepare for matriculation exams. Eleven inmates signed up to take the exam and seven passed.

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  9. Miners Flee Conflict in Kachin StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    With the recent fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw, thousands of locals and workers fled seven mining areas around Tanai Township in Kachin State. Nearly all of the small huts in the amber mining village of Noi Je Bum Patserm Maw were abandoned on June 15-the deadline given by the Tatmadaw for people to leave the area or else be recognized as "insurgents," according to leaflets dropped from the Myanmar Army's helicopters.

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  10. More Kachin Men Charged for Holding PrayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 20 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Two Kachin men from Hpakant Township in Kachin State were charged under Article 19 of the Peaceful Assembly Law on Monday for leading a commemoration of the six-year anniversary of renewed Kachin conflict on June 9. Hpakant Township court set bail for the two defendantsA -Lamawng La Tawng and Lating Sau Bawm-at 1 million kyats each, said Lamawng La Tawng. Their next court hearing is scheduled for July 3. Lamawng La Tawng said four town elders had to show proof of their properties to bail out the two men.

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  11. End Impunity for Rapists in Conflict, say Women's Rights AdvocatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Advocates for women's rights stressed the challenges of obtaining justice for the survivors of violence, and called for an end to impunity for rapists in conflict, as they marked the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Nang Pu, founder of the Kachin State Women's Network and director of the Kachin-based Htoi Gender and Development Foundation, said justice remains out of reach for women survivors of violence in conflict areas, during a panel discussion organized by the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process in Yangon on Monday.

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  12. Reporter's Notebook: Escaping the Kachin MinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    "The Kachin Independence Army [KIA] gave the order last night that we all have to leave today," he told reporters over the racket of a heavy downpour. "This is the last day we can stay in the mining areas, but journalists can stay with the KIA fighters at the frontline."

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  13. For Myanmar's displaced, a country in crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Sydney Morning Herald

    The grainy footage shows two men, tied up, sitting in the middle of a remote village in Myanmar. A soldier, clad in green fatigues, kicks one of the men in the head.

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  14. A Frontline Dispatch From the Tanai ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Under the heavy rain, I boarded a boat with a group of fellow reporters and made my way to a patch of Kachin Independence Army territory threatened by the Myanmar Army about an hour from Tanai town. Thousands of locals and migrants working the area's gold and amber mines have fled the surrounding villages of Tanai in Kachin State since fighting broke out between the KIA and the Myanmar Army, also known as the Tatmadaw, on June 6. Many of the internally displaced people have sought shelter in Tanai town.

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  15. KIO Sentences Poppy Grower to Death for Killing Anti-drug ActivistRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A tribunal of the Kachin Independence Organization sentenced a poppy grower to death and another to seven years in jail for fatally shooting a member of an ethnic Kachin movement against opium. Lahtaw Tu Sai, 19, a member of Pat Jasan - an anti-narcotics coalition of church and community activists - was reportedly killed, as poppy growers Nsan Naw Mai and Diapha Gam shot at Pat Jasan members who tried to destroy poppy fields in Tanai Township, Kachin State, on Jan. 15, 2016.

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  16. Burma: Warnings Not a Free Pass to Harm CiviliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 14 | Humans Rights Watch

    The Burmese military and Kachin Independence Army should provide civilians with safe exit routes from conflict areas and ensure that civilians are properly distinguished from combatants, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 3, 2017, fighting erupted in Tanai Township in western Kachin State between the Burmese army, known as the Tatmadaw, and the KIA.

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  17. Kachin IDPs Face Hunger and Homelessness Amid Recent ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 14 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Three days ago, Steven Naw Ring, 35, and his family fled their home in the mining village of Nan Kon in Tanai Township, Kachin State. Fighting had broken out between the Myanmar Army, also known as the Tatmadaw, and the Kachin Independence Army , forcing the ethnic Kachin farmer to abandon not only his house but also most of his possessions, including his animals and important documents.

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  18. Kachin Men Charged Under Peaceful Assembly LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 13 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Myitkyina Township court charged three Kachin men on Tuesday under Article 19 of the Peaceful Assembly Law for leading a commemoration of the six-year anniversary of renewed Kachin conflict last Friday. The three defendants-Hkawn Zau Jat, Labang Gam Awng, and Khun Seng-were each fined 30,000 kyats, according to Labang Gam Awng, after being question by police on Monday evening.

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  19. Kachin Community Told Not to Open IDP Camps in TanaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 12 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Around 950 people who fled fighting in the villages of Tanai Township, Kachin State, continue to take temporary shelter at the churches and monasteries in Tanai town, as the authorities have reportedly barred the opening of camps for internally displaced persons . Due to nearly a week of clashes between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army near the Kawng Ra, N'Ga Ga and the Nambyu areas, locals and those working in amber and gold mines have been leaving since last Tuesday.

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  20. The Forgotten FrontierRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 12 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    SS Khaplang, the Naga rebel leader of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang , passed away at age 77 last Friday, according to the Council of Naga Affairs based in Zingkaling, Hkamti in Sagaing region, northwest Myanmar. There is no shortage of coverage in local as well as regional media of the ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar's Kachin State in the north, the activities of the heavily armed United Wa State Army in the northeast or the still volatile situation in areas of Kayin State along the border with Thailand.

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