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  1. Myanmar Rohingyas: Killings, rights violation onRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    A United Nations special rapporteur has issued a strongly worded statement accusing Myanmar of implementing policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights situation. Yanghee Lee, after ending a 12-day visit to Myanmar on Friday, had a catalogue of concerns, including reports of killings, torture, the use of human shields by security forces, deaths in custody, and an ongoing humanitarian crisis for the Rohingyas and other minorities forced from their homes.

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  2. Myanmar's private sector to cooperate with China to build agronomics service centerRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | World-Grain

    Two Myanmar private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding with China's CITIC Construction to implement an agronomics service center project, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday. The MoU, which involves Myanmar Rice Association and Myanmar Agronomics Public Corporation, was signed in Nay Pyi Yaw in the weekend.

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  3. Back from visit to Myanmar, independent UN rights expert says situation 'worsening'Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | United Nations

    In a statement from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights , Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee accused national authorities of “presiding over a worsening security and human rights situation ” in the country. Ms. Lee said she catalogued a list of concerns during her 12 day visit to the country, which was held at the invitation of the Government, which also included the use of human shields by security forces and deaths in custody.

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  4. H1N1 virus infects 13 in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Myanmar called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak of a virus also known as swine flu. Three cases of H1N1 had been confirmed in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Sport said in a statement on Monday after news of the infections had already spread.

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  5. Three cases of H1N1 had been confirmed in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon.Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    A woman wears a mask on his face to protect herself from H1N1 in Yangon, Myanmar on July 24, 2017. Photo - Reuters A woman wears a mask on his face to protect herself from H1N1 in Yangon, Myanmar on July 24, 2017.

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  6. H1N1 Flu Outbreak in Myanmar Linked to One DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Thirteen people have contracted A influenza in Yangon and Chin State's Matupi Township, with one thought to have succumbed to the virus, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. In Chin State, one of the 10 people diagnosed with H1N1 since early July has died.

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  7. Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousandsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Yangon: Flooding across large parts of Myanmar has displaced more than 100,000 people, causing two deaths, while dramatic riverbank erosion has washed away a Buddhist pagoda, officials, residents and state media said on Monday. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rain began to lash the heart of the Southeast Asian country in early July, driving some people to higher land or seek shelter in Buddhist monasteries, a disaster relief official said.

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  8. A day in photosRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Thai spikers celebrate a 3-0 victory over Italy in the FIVB World Grand Prix at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on July 23. - Thanarak Khoonton Officials dismantle Malihom resort on Phu Thap Boek in Phetchabun's Lom Kao district after the deadline for the owner to tear them down has passed. - Sunthorn Kongwarakhom Hog deer are released to nature to mark the forthcoming birthday of His Majesty the King at the Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary in Buri Ram.

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  9. Floodwaters swallow Myanmar pagodaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    Screengrab of a video by monk Pyinnya Linkara showing a pagoda in Myanmar swallowed by rising floodwaters. YANGON: Rising floodwaters have swallowed a Buddhist pagoda in central Myanmar and sent tens of thousands fleeing their homes, as the government warned of more heavy rains ahead.

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  10. photoA day in photosRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Officials dismantle Malihom resort on Phu Thap Boek in Phetchabun's Lom Kao district after the deadline for the owner to tear them down has passed. Hog deer are released to nature to mark the forthcoming birthday of His Majesty the King at the Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary in Buri Ram.

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  11. Trial of 3 Myanmar Journalists Marred by Lack of Access, TransparencyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Executive Director of the Democratic Voice of Burma Aye Naing. Lawi Weng from the Irrawaddy and Aye Naing and Pyae Phone Aung from the Democratic Voice of Burma were arrested in late June after attending a drug-burning ceremony held by the Ta'ang National Liberation Army.

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  12. Top Mon Politician Resigns as Merger Hopes StumbleRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Dr. Aung Naing Oo, the deputy speaker of Mon State parliament, has resigned from the All Mon Region Democracy Party amid calls for a new regional organization. Aung Naing Oo announced that he had submitted his resignation letter to his party at a gathering of ethnic Mon parties in Mon State on Saturday, but declined to disclose the reason behind his leaving.

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  13. Three H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    A medical staff member prepares to treat a swine flu patient at an isolation ward of the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. YANGON: A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu.

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  14. Two Hearts of Myanmar: A Landscape Artist's PerspectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Pantanaw is a small rice-growing township in Irrawaddy Division, but it is significant in Myanmar's history for turning out two prominent figures worldwide. U Thant , the third Secretary General of United Nations, and the only person from Myanmar to hold this position thus far, was born in this town.

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  15. Two H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospitalRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. The virus caused alarm in 2009 when it spread to most countries in the world.

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  16. Football: Singapore beat Brunei 4-1 in Afc U-23 qualifiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Channelnewsasia.com

    SINGAPORE: Singapore rounded off its qualifying campaign for the Asian Football Confederation U-23 championships on a high after beating Brunei Darussalam 4-1 at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on Sunday . The Lions had their hopes of qualifying for the championships dashed after being trounced 7-0 by Australia , but rallied against Brunei - who had also been eliminated prior to Sunday's game - to win their final group fixture.

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  17. Globe TrekkerRead the original story

    Sunday | KISU-TV Pocatello

    GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas.

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  18. Myanmar: UN expert lists catalogue of concerns as human rights slide in worsening conflictRead the original story

    Sunday | PressReleasePoint

    A United Nations Special Rapporteur has issued a strongly worded statement accusing the Government of Myanmar of policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights situation. Yanghee Lee, ending a 12-day visit to the country, listed a catalogue of concerns including reports of killings, torture, the use of human shields by security forces, deaths in custody and an ongoing humanitarian crisis for the Rohingya people and other minorities forced from their homes.

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  19. US Presses Myanmar to Cease Military Ties With North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 5 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former US officials said. Washington made its case to Myanmar's de facto leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the army chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing during a visit to the country this week by the US special envoy for North Korea.

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  20. Football: Singapore beats Brunei 4-1 in Afc U-23 qualifiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Channelnewsasia.com

    SINGAPORE: Singapore rounded off its qualifying campaign for the Asian Football Confederation U-23 championships on a high after beating Brunei Darussalam 4-1 at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on Sunday . The Lions had their hopes of qualifying for the championships dashed last Friday after being trounced 7-0 by Australia , but rallied against Brunei - who had also been eliminated prior to Sunday's game - to win their final group fixture.

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