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  1. Army Chief Meets KNU, Says He Supports Stalled Ceasefire ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    KNU chairman Mutu Say Poe hugs Gen Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw on Nov. 29. Burma Army Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing met with leaders of the Karen National Union in Naypyidaw on Saturday and according to Karen representatives the commander reaffirmed his support for the stalled nationwide ceasefire process. It was the first meeting between the army chief and an ethnic armed group since a surprise army shelling of a Kachin Independence Army training school on Nov. 19 left 23 cadets from various rebel groups dead.

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  2. Rohingya IDPs at a camp in Sittwe, capital of Arakan State, in 2012.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday announced a record US$30 million budget for work in Burma over the coming year, as the organization plans to spend a full 25 percent more worldwide than it did last year to meet "vastly expanding needs." The ICRC told reporters in Rangoon this week that the funds will largely be allocated to projects in Arakan, Kachin and Shan states, where armed and communal conflicts have displaced enormous numbers of civilians in recent years.

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  3. The Irrawaddy: Slain cadets remembered during Rangoon, Sittwe services - Yen SnaingRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Burmanet

    Seven days after an attack on ethnic army cadets in Kachin State, activists and social groups held donation drives and ceremonies on Wednesday to commemorate the 23 soldiers who died in the incident. A donation ceremony led by Arakan Youths was held at Danyawadi Monastery at the front gate of Shwedagon Pagoda this morning and attended by a cross-section of representatives from various ethnic nationality parties, activist Khon Ja told The Irrawaddy.

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  4. Slain Cadets Remembered During Rangoon, Sittwe ServicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Seven days after an attack on ethnic army cadets in Kachin State, activists and social groups held donation drives and ceremonies on Wednesday to commemorate the 23 soldiers who died in the incident. A donation ceremony led by Arakan Youths was held at Danyawadi Monastery at the front gate of Shwedagon Pagoda this morning and attended by a cross-section of representatives from various ethnic nationality parties, activist Khon Ja told The Irrawaddy.

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  5. Mandalay Protestors Call for End to Ethnic ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Political parties in Mandalay called on the government on Wednesday to end its armed conflicts in Burma's ethnic regions and put more of an effort into the country's peace process. At a demonstration led by nine political parties including the National Democratic Force , National Unity Party and local civil society groups, protestors spoke out against a recent Burma Army attack in Kachin State that killed 23 ethnic rebel cadets and injured 20 others, saying the incident indicated a lack of resolve in the government's purported desire to reach a sustainable peace with Burma's numerous ethnic rebel groups.

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  6. Agence France Presse: UN 'concerned' at heavy fighting in Myanmar's Kachin stateRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | Burmanet

    The United Nations voiced their alarm on November 24 at an upsurge of fighting in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, as shelling was reported near civilian areas and rebels said clashes could spread. There has been heavy fighting in Kachin, near the border with China, since the army's surprise artillery attack on a Kachin Independence Army training camp last week, which cast doubt over faltering peace talks.

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  7. Burma Army to Assist with Festival Security in Kachin StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Burma Army has announced it will provide additional security for the first Manau festival to be staged in the Kachin State capital in four years, despite complaints about the level of military involvement in the last festival. Col. Than Aung, Minister of Border Security in Kachin State, told The Irrawaddy by phone on Tuesday that the Burma Army would assist local police in Myitkyina by providing government troops during the festival period.

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  8. The Irrawaddy: Civil society pushes for transitional justice - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2014 | Burmanet

    Burmese civil society groups on Sunday urged ethnic peace negotiators to implement transitional justice as the country inches closer to a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Forty-two representatives of about 25 CSOs made the recommendation during a meeting with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, from Nov. 22-23.

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  9. UN 'concerned' at fighting in Myanmar's Kachin stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Nation

    The United Nations on Monday voiced alarm at an upsurge of fighting in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, as shelling was reported near civilian areas and rebels said clashes could spread. There has been heavy fighting in Kachin, near the border with China, since the army's surprise artillery attack on a Kachin Independence Army training camp last week, which cast doubt over faltering peace talks.

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  10. In Kachin State, a Place of Merriment Turns to MourningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    On a cold and misty morning last week, a mass of black-clad Kachin mourners gathered at the Manau park grounds, the site of some of the ethnic minority group's most important festivals. Manau, in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina, is considered a sacred space where religious and New Year's celebrations were held once; a place in years past frequented by fun and dancing.

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  11. Civil Society Pushes for Transitional JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Burmese civil society groups on Sunday urged ethnic peace negotiators to implement transitional justice as the country inches closer to a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Forty-two representatives of about 25 CSOs made the recommendation during a meeting with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, from Nov. 22-23.

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  12. Tensions Rise in Kachin, As Army Shells Land Near KIA Posts, IDP CampsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Tensions continue to rise in Kachin State following last week's deadly attack by the Burma Army on a Kachin rebel training school and over the weekend the army fired more than a dozen mortar shells that landed close to rebel positions and camps of internally displaced civilians, a rebel spokesman said. La Nan, a spokesperson of the Kachin Independence Army , said the military on Sunday fired nine shells that fell near KIA defense posts and Je Yang camp in the rebel-held area around Laiza, the rebel's administrative headquarters located on the Burma-China border.

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  13. UNFC condemns Burma army shelling of KIA cadetsRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | Asian Correspondent

    The Burmese army has been condemned by the United Nationalities Federal Council for killing 23 Kachin Independence Army officer cadets and wounding 20 more by firing an artillery shell into their parade ground near Laiza on In a press release, the UNFC said: "The United Nationalities Federal Council strongly condemns the cowardly acts by the Burma Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion 389, based at Khaya Bum in Kachin State, intentionally firing 105 mm artilleries at the military academy of the Kachin Independence Army situated at Woi Chyai Bum, killing 23 cadet officers and wounding 20 others, on November 19, 2014 at 12:36pm." that he believed the attack was deliberate.

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  14. Mizzima News: Two more armed groups cry foul over Kachin killings -Tim McLaughlinRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | Burmanet

    Two additional armed ethnic groups have said that members of their ranks were killed during an artillery attack on a Kachin Independence Army or KIA training facility on Wednesday. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army or TNLA said in a statement that 11 of its cadets were killed when mortar rounds hit the facility outside Laiza.

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  15. Hustle and bustle on air, land for PM visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Telegraph

    Workers apply a fresh coat of paint on the dividers on the road ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in Guwahati on Friday. Picture by UB Photos Kohima/Guwahati, Nov. 21: Nagaland and Assam are gearing up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on November 30 and December 1. This will be Modi's first visit to both the states after becoming the Prime Minister.

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  16. Myanmar army says deadly strike against rebels only a "warning"Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | AlertNet

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  17. Burma's Catholics Celebrate 500th Jubilee With Events in RangoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Roman Catholic Church in Burma is celebrating the end of its 500th jubilee year this week with musical and dance events. Tens of thousands of people from across the country are expected to attend the events, which will end on Sunday.

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  18. Cadet Casualties Were Trainees From Allied Armies, KIA SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Kachin Independence Army spokesman La Nan speaks to The Irrawaddy in Laiza in January 2013. Twenty-three cadets killed by Burmese artillery fire on Wednesday were not members of the Kachin Independence Army but trainees from four other non-state armies, the KIA confirmed.

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  19. What Happened to Burma's Mission 9 Million People?Read the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | Counterpunch

    Last year, when I was in Ma Ja Yang in Northern Kachin State, Burmese fighter bombers, at the height of the peace process, had just flown low over the nearby IDP camp. Two terrified children dug themselves into an earth bank for refuge.

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  20. Inside the Kachin War Against BurmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Time

    High school and university students receive drill instructions in Laiza, which lies in a Kachin Independence Army-controlled part of Kachin state, in Burma, on Nov. 10, 2014 Burma's rulers have promised cease-fires with various ethnic groups that have been battling the military, in some cases for decades. But in the hills of Kachin, peace is further away than ever Morning mist hangs low on the jungle as Kachin cadets stand to sleepy attention on this November morning, clutching slabs of wood whittled into the contours of rifles.

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