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  1. Exhibition sheds light on plight of wartime 'comfort women' in BurmaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    An exhibition on sexual violence committed by the Japanese military in wartime Burma has begun at a Tokyo museum as part of efforts to document the experiences of female victims. Documented in a series of panels at the Women's Active Museum on War and Peace, or WAM, former "comfort women" have given testimonies of life at Japanese military brothels, or "comfort stations."

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  2. Myanmar Times: Myanmar transport woes a $60 billion muddle - Nick BakerRead the original story

    Yesterday | Burmanet

    Fixing Myanmar's transport woes may cost up to US$60 billion but inaction could be far more expensive, according to a new report. An analysis into Myanmar's transport landscape by the Asian Development Bank shows a country experiencing both crisis and opportunity.

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  3. Security drill in US embassy sparks off fears of bomb threats in MyanmarRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    Naypyidaw, July 26 : The American embassy in Yangon apologised after a tear gas test gone awry led to reports of bombing and temporarily affected the flow of traffic along the University Avenue. On Sunday, tear gas fumes emerged from the embassy compound which led to passers-by complaining of eye irritation.

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  4. US Embassy in Myanmar apologizes after tear gas accidentRead the original story

    Monday | Yahoo!

    The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar issued a public apology Monday after a tear gas grenade accidentally exploded during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumors of a bomb. The embassy, located in Yangon, said in a statement that no one was injured in the Sunday night incident and that its operations were continuing normally.

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  5. Burma: U.S. embassy apologizes over 'bomb scare'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Asian Correspondent

    AFTER triggering a bomb scare in the Burmese capital of Yangon, the United States embassy in the country has apologized over a tear gas training exercise incident which prompted emergency services to be dispatched to the scene. The embassy made the public apology after a tear gas grenade exploded Sunday night during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumors of a bomb.

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  6. U.S. Embassy in Yangon apologizes after tear gas accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | CTV

    The U.S. Embassy in Burma issued a public apology Monday after a tear gas grenade accidentally exploded during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumours of a bomb. The embassy, located in Yangon, said in a statement that no one was injured in the Sunday night incident and that its operations were continuing normally.

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  7. Ivan Pun, the founder of creative agency Pun+Projects, who runs restaurants in Myanmar.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | South China Morning Post

    Pun tells us where he gets his fix of traditional Cantonese fare, the most beautiful dining space in Hong Kong, how best to unwind at Ronin and where to find the perfect gin and tonic When I'm in Hong Kong, I love to visit The Chairman to get my fix of traditional Cantonese fare. I've been going there regularly for the past few years.

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  8. Training exercise causes bomb scare at US embassy, Yangon Yangon...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Yahoo!

    The United States Embassy in Myanmar held a tear gas training exercise on Sunday night that sparked rumours of an explosion and brought emergency services to the scene, a police officer said. Speculation rippled across social media after fire trucks and ambulances were seen outside the embassy compound in Myanmar's largest city, but local officer Zaw Win told AFP "it was not a bomb explosion".

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  9. Training exercise causes bomb scare at US embassy in YangonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Channelnewsasia.com

    YANGON: The United States Embassy in Myanmar held a tear gas training exercise on Sunday night that sparked rumours of an explosion and brought emergency services to the scene, a police officer said. Speculation rippled across social media after fire trucks and ambulances were seen outside the embassy compound in Myanmar's largest city, but local officer Zaw Win told AFP "it was not a bomb explosion".

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  10. Loud explosion hits US EmbassyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Daily Star

    Some sort of incident near US embassy in #Yangon - unconfirmed but local media is reporting there has been an 'unknown explosion'. #Myanmar

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  11. Uncharted territory: Myanmar mystique could someday appeal to the massesRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | SNL Financial

    Four years after the U.S. began lifting sanctions on Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country is experiencing a boom in hotel development, both from fortune-seeking businessmen and adventure-loving tourists. Recent changes in U.S. relations with Cuba, Myanmar and Iran present a wealth of new opportunities for lodging companies.

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  12. The Sanctum Inle Resort: A monastic getaway in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Globe and Mail

    Myanmar: the land of gawk. At each turn, another remarkable temple, another thousand gilded pagodas rising out of the low jungle, another moment.

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  13. Frontier Myanmar: How can Rakhine move forward? - Oliver SnowRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Burmanet

    In 2012, U Khin Htwe Maung was building a house in downtown Sittwe, paid for with the pension he received for decades of military service. When sectarian violence erupted in Rakhine State in June that year, he was in Yangon visiting family.

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  14. Obama invites Suu Kyi to USRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Nation

    Ben Rhodes, US deputy national security adviser, has held talks on bilateral relations with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw. Rhodes presented US President Barack Obama's official invitation letter to Suu Kyi , also the foreign minister, inviting her to visit the USA.

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  15. GSMA research on gender dimensions of Myanmar teleuse reportedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | LIRNEasia

    A box in 2015-16 Affordability Report of the Alliance for Affordable Internet includes a box on gender which begins thus: By March 2015, just over a year after liberalising their ICT sector, 40% of Myanmar's population between the ages of 15-65 owned a mobile phone. Yet, women were 29% less likely to own a mobile phone than men.

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  16. Frontier Myanmar: The road to recognition - Victoria MilkoRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Burmanet

    EARLY IN the morning, before the sun has appeared over the horizon, U Zaw Lin Htun waited at the bus stop in his bustling neighbourhood. People stopped to stare at him as they walked by.

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  17. Advice to tourists: don't show your Buddha tattoo in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | South China Morning Post

    The skyline of Bagan, Myanmar, is dotted with more than 2,200 Buddhist temples. Built largely in the 13th and 14th centuries, they're beautiful - a dusty red sandstone or a glinting gold - with massive Buddha statues inside.

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  18. Advice to tourists: Don't sport your Buddha tattoo in BurmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Canada.com

    In this picture taken February 3, 2014, cattle are escorted as they pass in front of the ancient pagodas at Bagan, Burma. The skyline of Bagan, Burma , is dotted with more than 2,200 Buddhist temples.

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  19. Myanmar Signs Deal to Explore Deploying Space-Based ADS-BRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Freshnews

    Aireon LLC announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Civil Aviation in Myanmar. DCA will collaborate with Aireon to develop a concept of operations and benefits analysis for the deployment of Aireon's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast service.

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  20. Aireon - Making Global Air Traffic Surveillance a Powerful RealityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | PR Newswire

    DCA will collaborate with Aireon to develop a concept of operations and benefits analysis for the deployment of Aireon's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast service. DCA provides air traffic control, air navigation, aeronautical information and aeronautical telecommunication for international and domestic aircraft inside the Yangon Flight Information Region .

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