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  1. Dinosaur-age bird wing discovered in amber jewelry marketRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | SlashGear.com

    Bird skin, claws, muscle, and feathers have been discovered in amber dated to nearly a hundred million years ago. Researchers suggest that these bits and pieces of birds show how coloring and arrangement of bird feathers has remained largely the same for a very, very long time.

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  2. Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird Wings Found Trapped in AmberRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | National Geographic

    Bone, tissue, and feathers show the almost 100-million-year-old wings are remarkably similar to those on modern birds. This nearly 100-million-year-old wing tip features bones, soft tissue, and feathers preserved in amber.

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  3. Rare Dinosaur-Era Bird - Wings Found Trapped in AmberRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | National Geographic

    Bone, tissue, and feathers show the almost 100-million-year-old wings area remarkablya similar to those on modern birds. This nearly 100-million-year-old wing tip features bones, soft tissue and feathers preserved in amber.

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  4. The Irrawaddy: After shooting of Kachin teen, protesters dispute Burma Army claims - Saw Yan NaingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Burmanet

    After nearly one thousand local residents in Myitkyina, Kachin State took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the shooting of a teen by a Burma Army soldier, the Ministry of Defense has officially announced the cause of death as a "misfire." On Monday night in the Kachin State capital, an unarmed 19-year-old ethnic Kachin university student, Gum Seng Awng, was shot to death by a Burma Army soldier.

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  5. Democratic Voice of Burma: Myitkyina student shot dead after argument ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Burmanet

    A serviceman from the Burmese armed forces shot and killed an 18-year-old university student in Myitkyina on Monday evening following an argument at a checkpoint. The victim was identified as Gun Seng Aung, a first-year student at Myitkyina Technological University.

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  6. Frontier Myanmar: It's time for the KIO to sign up to peace - Sithu Aung MyintRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 19 | Burmanet

    It is five years since fighting resumed in Kachin State between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army, the armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation. The anniversary of this unfortunate event was marked recently by civil society groups, including the Kachin Peace Network.

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  7. Angelina Jolie reveals her six children are all learning different...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Mirror.co.uk

    Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed her six children are learning a total of seven languages between them, including Arabic, Russian and sign language. The 41-year-old actress has three children, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, seven, with husband Brad Pitt, and has adopted Maddox, 14, from Cambodia, Pax, 12, from Vietnam, and Zahara, 11, from Ethiopia.

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  8. 'India, China, Myanmar should develop Stilwell road'Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Mydigitalfc.com

    India, China and Myanmar should establish a joint dialogue mechanism to restore the Stilwell Road connecting the three countries to revitalise trade in the region, Chinese media said on Thursday. "The Stilwell Road was called the Ledo Road, but renamed after Stilwell at the suggestion of Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek.

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  9. Frontier Myanmar: 'Myanmar is facing, in certain areas, a serious...Read the original story

    Monday Jun 13 | Burmanet

    Dominik Stillhart is director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross, based in Geneva. During a weeklong visit to Myanmar that began on May 19, he visited sites in Kachin and northern Shan states where the ICRC is providing assistance to internally displaced people and also met Ministry of Home Affairs officials in Nay Pyi Taw.

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  10. The Irrawaddy: Woes mount for Kachin State's IDPs as aid agencies cut funds - Moe MyintRead the original story

    Friday Jun 10 | Burmanet

    All Aike Yoon wants is to go home. But he can't. The 40-year-old is currently living in Thagara Monastery, which serves as a makeshift internally displaced persons camp in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State.

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  11. Myanmar Times: Chinese ambassador pushes for Myitsone dam restart - Ye MonRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 7 | Burmanet

    The Chinese-backed mega-project has come up for reconsideration by the new government and is a pivotal test of relations between the two countries. Ambassador Hong Lang met with state government representatives in Myitkyina on June 3 to convince them of the merits of the US$3.6 billion hydropower project.

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  12. Mizzima: Residents protest against Myitsone Dam meetingRead the original story

    Monday Jun 6 | Burmanet

    Around 50 residents in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, staged a protest against Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang over attempts to negotiate the controversial Myitsone dam project, state media reported on 5 June. The protest came a day after a Chinese delegation comprising the ambassador and members of China Power Investment , which is overseeing the project, visited residents who were relocated due to the dam.

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  13. Protest surrounds Chinese envoy's hotel in Kachin StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 5 | The Nation

    About 70 residents of Kachin State, including some politicians and social activists, staged a protest yesterday at Palm Spring Hotel where Chinese ambassador Hong Liang stayed during his visit to the state. They urged China to axe Myitsone hydropower project.

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  14. Chinese envoy pushes for Myitsone damRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 4 | The Nation

    Hong Liang, Chinese ambassador to Myanmar, has urged Kachin State ethnic ministers and MPs to give a go-ahead for the Myitsone dam project. Hong Liang and Chinese Counsellor Wang Yu visited Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, on June 2 and held discussions with the state government committee and Shan and Lisu ethnic representative ministers on Friday.

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  15. Myanmar Times: Authorities and courts complicit in eroding rule of...Read the original story

    Friday Jun 3 | Burmanet

    "The scale and severity of human rights violations in Kachin State is one of the worst in Myanmar," a lawyer told the International Commission of Jurists during a meeting in Myitkyina last month. Illegal large-scale land grabbing, harassment of landowners by government and business officials, and a lack of access to justice were the central complaints heard by the ICJ during the discussions with human rights defenders and civil society groups in Kachin State.

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  16. Mizzima: NLD-led government must abide by UN ruling to release Lahpai GamRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Burmanet

    The Burma Campaign UK has called for the NLD-led government to abide by the United Nations ruling that Lahpai Gam is detained illegally and release him immediately, according to a statement on 26 May. Lahpai Gam was arrested in June 2012 by the military-backed government in Myanmar. He was charged under Article 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act, and he was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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  17. The Irrawaddy: Civilians beaten by Burma Army soldiers - Nyein NyeinRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Burmanet

    Two civilians have claimed they were beaten by Burma Army troops under the suspicion of being Kachin Independence Army soldiers in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State. Zaw Awng and Naw Seng, both 32-year-old men, say they were detained for three hours by four soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion 381, under Brigade No.

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  18. Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and BurmaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The Washington Post

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  19. Frontier Myanmar: The monk in blue robes - Kyaw Phone KyawRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | Burmanet

    Ashin Nyar Na has spent nearly 16 years in jail for unorthodox beliefs that have angered the powerful supreme body representing Buddhist monks in Myanmar. It was after Ashin Nyar Na, 77, had ordained as a monk about 40 years ago and studied the three books of Buddhist teachings known as the Tipitika that be began to have doubts about his beliefs.

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  20. Burma News International: Kachin State fighting between KIO and Myanmar Army resumes - BNIRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | Burmanet

    The past few weeks have seen a resumption of fighting in Kachin State between government forces and troops from the Kachin Independence Army's . The latest wave of fighting began when the Myanmar Army troops attached a Kachin Independence Army outpost near the group's Laiza capital on Thursday 7 April.

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