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  1. US Ambassador Visits Kachin StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    US Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell talks to reporters at a news conference at Rangoon International Airport in 2011, when he had recently been appointed as a US special envoy to the country. The US Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell visited conflict-torn Kachin State this weekend in advance of a visit to Burma by US President Barack Obama next month.

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  2. Landmine Blast Injures 3 at Kachin SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A landmine exploded outside a school in Kachin State on Saturday, injuring three people including two young students. No casualties have been reported.

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  3. The Irrawaddy: Army orders 1,000 villagers to leave, as tensions rise ...Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Burmanet

    The Burma Army has ordered more than 1,000 Kachin villagers to leave three villages near the jade mining town of Hpakant, Kachin State, warning civilians that there be could fighting between the army and Kachin rebels soon, local sources said on Wednesday. Residents of the villages of Kanzihall, Aung Bar Lay and Tang Kaw, located about 16 km from Hpakant, were told by Light Infantry Division 66 to leave their homes by Tuesday 6 pm, according to Hla San, a National League for Democracy member based in Hpakant town.

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  4. Army Orders 1,000 Villagers to Leave, As Tensions Rise Near HpakantRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Burma Army has ordered more than 1,000 Kachin villagers to leave three villages near the jade mining town of Hpakant, Kachin State, warning civilians that there be could fighting between the army and Kachin rebels soon, local sources said on Wednesday. Residents of the villages of Kanzihall, Aung Bar Lay and Tang Kaw, located about 16 km from Hpakant, were told by Light Infantry Division 66 to leave their homes by Tuesday 6 pm, according to Hla San, a National League for Democracy member based in Hpakant town.

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  5. The Myanmar Times: Ministry flags softer penalties for drug use - Htoo ThantRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Burmanet

    Sentences for those convicted of drug use, which range from five to 15 years, are under review, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brigadier General Kyaw Kyaw Tun has told MPs. "Officials from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, the Union Attorney-General's Office and the Union Supreme Court are drawing up an amendment law," the deputy minister said.

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  6. Myanmar releases 3,000 prisonersRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Times of Oman

    Yangon: Myanmar began releasing hundreds of prisoners - including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures - on "humanitarian" grounds, officials said Tuesday, in the latest large-scale amnesty in the once pariah nation. The reformist regime, which is in the process of preparing to host a landmark November meeting of international and regional leaders, has granted a series of amnesties as part of dramatic reforms since the end of outright military rule in 2011.

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  7. Myanmar frees 3,000 prisoners, including ex-military intelligence figuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Daily Star

    YANGON: Myanmar began releasing hundreds of prisoners - including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures - on "humanitarian" grounds, officials said Tuesday, in the latest large-scale amnesty in the once pariah nation. The reformist regime, which is in the process of preparing to host a landmark November meeting of international and regional leaders, has granted a series of amnesties as part of dramatic reforms since the end of outright military rule in 2011.

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  8. Myanmar frees 3,000 prisoners on 'humanitarian' groundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Channelnewsasia.com

    President Thein Sein pardoned more than 3,000 people, citing "stability of the state, the rule of law" and "humanitarian" grounds", according to Information Minister Ye Htut. YANGON: Myanmar began releasing hundreds of prisoners - including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures - on "humanitarian" grounds, officials said Tuesday , in the latest large-scale amnesty in the nation.

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  9. Building Bamboo Bikes in BurmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A young American couple have heeded Aung San Suu Kyi's calls for ethical investment in Burma with their plans to set up a community-led company building ecologically sound bamboo bicycle frames in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. Jeff and Kristen Parker, volunteers who originally went to Myitkyina to teach English, want to train locals to build bamboo bicycle frames and help give them the necessary leadership skills to be able to run the company and train others in the future.

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  10. Burma Bike Foundation offers bamboo frames - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | The Spokesman-Review

    Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. A bamboo bicycle frame hanging in MonkeyBoy Bicycles displays the genesis of what two Whitworth University graduates envision as a product that's custom-made in Myanmar.

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  11. Instagram Goes Analog With Its First Photo ExhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Wired

    For its first-ever exhibit, Instagram's editorial team has culled photos from its creative community. This image came from the @everydayeasterneurope.

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  12. Mizzima News: Ministry unveils plans to open more drug treatment centres - Aye Myint SanRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | Burmanet

    The Ministry of Health is planning to open more centres to provide treatment and counselling for drug addicts, a senior official said on September 16. The seven centres would open this month in townships throughout the country, the manager of the ministry's National Drug Abuse Control Program, Dr Hla Htay, told journalists at Yangon's Thingangkun Sanpay Hospital. The centres are being opened by the ministry as part of a project supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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  13. China President wants to revive ancient route as BCIM trade corridor.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | The Indian Express

    At the edge of China's long border with Myanmar, this town could one day become the heart of the ancient Southern Silk Road that President Xi Jinping wants to rebuild with India. It is not clear if Xi can persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join in China's vigorous effort to connect the two nations through Myanmar and Bangladesh. 1 comment

  14. Xi Jinping arrives tomorrow, wants Modi on board for Southern Silk RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Express India

    At the edge of China's long border with Myanmar, this town could one day become the heart of the ancient Southern Silk Road that President Xi Jinping wants to rebuild with India. It is not clear if Xi can persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join in China's vigorous effort to connect the two nations through Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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  15. Ma pays respects to Roc Wwii soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | The China Post

    President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday paid his respects to tens of thousands of R.O.C. soldiers who died in Myanmar during World War II. 3 comments

  16. Military holds ceremony for the spirits of Roc Wwii soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | The China Post

    Military personnel, officials, and long-retired service personnel gathered at the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei Wednesday for a special ceremony to "welcome home" the spirits of tens of thousands of Republic of China soldiers who died fighting in Myanmar in World War II.

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  17. Britain Will Boost Aid to Burma by More Than a ThirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Britain's newly appointed international development minister said on Monday that the United Kingdom will increase its development aid to Burma by more than a third in the next fiscal year.

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  18. Hope Fades in Burma Search for Buried SpitfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A quest to unearth dozens of British Spitfire aircraft thought to be buried in Burma looks likely to come to an unsuccessful end in October, with monsoon rains hampering excavation efforts as the two-year search contract's expiration nears.

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  19. The Price of PeaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The government's peace negotiating team and leaders of ethnic armed groups meet in the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, in November 2013.

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  20. IRIN: Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar's Kachin StateRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2014 | Burmanet

    Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led campaigns aim to change minds and steer people towards treatment.

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