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  1. Air Canada mistaken fares: winning a lottery or taking advantage?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | CBC News

    A mistaken fare offers savvy consumers the dream of a beach vacation at a bargain-basement price. Jason Proctor is a reporter in British Columbia for CBC News and has covered the B.C. courts and mental health issues in the justice system extensively.

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  2. School in monasteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | TrekEarth

    I has been retired for some years now and I can travel quite often, on average four or five times a year. I am always very excited about every trip, I prepare it before and than look at the photos after it.

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  3. Myanmar airport project delayed by four years on fund shortageRead the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Reuters

    Aug 28 A long-delayed international airport project in Myanmar has been postponed again, by four years this time, because of a delay in securing funds, state media and an official source said on Friday. A South Korean company first planned to build the Hanthawaddy International Airport on an old World War Two Japanese airfield near the town of Bago, about 100 km north of the commercial city Yangon.

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  4. Service with a smileRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | The Nation

    Lufthansa's brand new restaurant service in business class kicks off this month on several of its long-distance flights ... Service with a smile Lufthansa's brand new restaurant service in business class kicks off this month on several of its long-distance flights, including A380 flights from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul and Johannesburg to Frankfurt and return.

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  5. Mizzima: US embassy voices concern over use of security forces in USDP riftRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Burmanet

    A spokesperson for the US embassy in Yangon has expressed US government concern over the use of Myanmar state security forces to intervene in a dispute within the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party over the last couple of days. "While the USDP has described the incident at its headquarters as an internal party matter, we are concerned about the apparent use of state security forces to help resolve the dispute," said the spokesperson in a press release on August 13. "It is important that the government clarify what actions it has taken and their legal basis.

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  6. The Myanmarican: A Memoir Of An American In MyanmarRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Digital Game Developer

    An American to publish the first memoir about life before and after the reopening of Myanmar to the West. In this touching and sometimes troubling true-life story, Handley recounts his decade in Myanmar, his attempt to reconcile Buddhism with advertising, overseas US citizens requirements verses overseas US Multinational company behaviors and how he almost renounced his US citizenship to become a native.

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  7. Air Bagan stops flying due to operational problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Air Transport World

    Myanmar domestic carrier Air Bagan has stopped operations following the off-runway excursion of one of its two ATR 72-500 aircraft at The carrier suspended all flight operations from Aug. 16, but has said it will be adding more aircraft to its fleet to help it resume operations. "Air A statement from the airline cited "maintenance check and restructuring plan" requirements for the withdrawal.

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  8. Cable Compendium: a guide to the week's submarine and terrestrial developmentsRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Global data centre firm Equinix has announced that it is working with US-based undersea capacity-based network solutions provider AquaComms on the deployment of the America-Europe Connect submarine cable system, which will stretch from the US to Ireland. The 5,400km fibre-optic link, which has design capacity of 130Gbps x 100Gbps per fibre pair, will land in Shirley and Killala on the West Coast of Ireland, with stubbed branching units for future deployments.

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  9. Vietjet offers 400,000 tickets from just US$0 in massive promotionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Thanh Nein News

    To welcome the festival season and celebrate the launching of its newest routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul , Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon , and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Pleiku, Vietjet will give away more than 400,000 promotional tickets from just US$0 in a special week-long promotion campaign named "Enjoy flying - It's time to Vietjet". The promotion will run from August 25 to September 1, 2015 at noon time.

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  10. InfoTrack has partnered with Hello cab for secured taxi services in Yangon, MyanmarRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | PR Log

    BELGAUM, India - Aug. 19, 2015 - PRLog -- InfoTrack Telematics, one of the globally leading suppliers of taxi dispatch, GPS tracking and fleet management solutions tied up with Hello cab, Myanmar's only radio taxi service. As part of this partnership, InfoTrack will be offering end to end state of technology for Hello Cabs rider and the driver.

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  11. Myanmar's flag carrier returns overseas with Yangon-S'pore routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Channelnewsasia.com

    SINGAPORE: After a 22-year hiatus, flag carrier Myanmar National Airlines on Monday resumed flying overseas as it launched its international flight from Yangon to Singapore, despite other Myanmar airlines having struggled to compete with Singaporean carriers on the highly competitive route. The re-christened Myanmar flag carrier, formerly known as Union of Burma Airways, plans to operate four international routes beyond Singapore by early next year, including Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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  12. Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels rings up 10 per cent fall in H1 underlying profitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | South China Morning Post

    The iconic Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong as its parent firm posted a 10 per cent decline in its underlying profits for the first half. Photo: Sam Tsang Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, the owner of The Peninsula hotels around the world, posted a 10 per cent decline in its underlying profits for the first half, hit by the dwindling number of mainland Chinese visitors to Hong Kong and weak demand in Europe and America over the winter.

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  13. Episcopal Relief & Development Supports Church Response in Burma-Myanmar Following Cyclone KomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | PRWeb

    Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the relief efforts of the Church of the Province of Myanmar in response to widespread flooding caused by heavy monsoons and Cyclone Komen, which swept through the region on July 30. Our partners in Myanmar are relying on local resources and expertise to the greatest extent possible, for example in purchasing rice for the relief distributions, not only because transportation is difficult now but also to support the local economy.

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  14. Myanmar health minister curbs military appointments after protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | AlertNet

    A man sits on a bed after going through free eye surgery at the Phyo charity clinic in Yangon September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun YANGON, Aug 12 - Myanmar's health minister on Wednesday scrapped plans to fill more of the 300 vacancies at his ministry with military personnel, after thousands of people joined a rare online protest against eight initial appointments.

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  15. Visa waiver for Thais flying into MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The Nation

    Visa waiver for Thais flying into Myanmar Thai passport holders can now travel in Myanmar without a visa for 14 days provided they enter Myanmar through Yangon, Mandalay or Naypyidaw airports. The exemption is part of an agreement on visa waiver between Thailand and Myanmar.

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  16. Jica proposes underground railway in YangonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Bangkok Post

    A woman walks pass near a train next people rides a train as they travel in Yangon on May 11, 2015. The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide US$250 million to upgrade Yangon's circular railway and has also proposed building two underground railway lines, as well as a light rapid transit system to improve the flow of traffic around the city.

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  17. PM Modi expresses grief, solidarity with Myanmar over flood emergencyRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | Newkerala.com

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed grief and solidarity with Myanmar in the face of the flood emergency the nation is facing. "Sad to learn about devastating floods in Myanmar.

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  18. Rolling down the riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | The Nation

    The Ayeyarwady River sweeps down through the plain of Bagan, Myanmar. The Strand Cruise will moor at exclusive locations along the banks.

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  19. Flood risk remains in Burma despite aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Asian Correspondent

    Other nations and relief organizations are moving to help Burma cope with floods that have caused 69 deaths and affected another 260,000 people after more than a month of heavy monsoon rains and a cyclone. The director of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Phyu Lei Lei Tun, warned Wednesday that the Irrawaddy Delta, the country's rice bowl, was at critical risk of calamitous flooding as water surged down rivers from badly inundated areas further north.

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  20. Aid flowing, but Myanmar at risk of more floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | KRON 4

    Donor nations and relief organizations are moving to help Myanmar cope with floods that have caused 69 deaths and affected 260,000 people after more than a month of heavy monsoon rains and a cyclone. The director of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Phyu Lei Lei Tun, confirmed the figures, and warned Wednesday that the Irrawaddy Delta, the country's rice bowl, was at critical risk of calamitous flooding that could destroy paddy fields and homes as water surges down rivers from badly inundated areas further north.

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