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  1. Rakhine State to Open University of Distance Education Branch in MaungdawRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Led by Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, the Rakhine State government plans to open a branch of the University of Distance Education in strife-torn Maungdaw District in order to help local people access higher education. As of Wednesday, more than 40 people - mostly Rohingya Muslims - had applied to study in the 2018-19 academic year.

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  2. 2 Myanmar domestic airlines stop operationsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Yangon, July 18 : Two of Myanmar's domestic airlines -- Air Bagan and Apex Airlines -- have stopped their operations, surrendering their air operator's certificates to the authorities, the national media reported on Wednesday. Shortage of aircraft and economic losses forced the airlines to stop their operations, Xinhua news agency quoting a 7Day Daily report.

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  3. Japan to Fund $77M Neuro, Cardio Hospital in YangonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A new hospital specializing in neuro and cardio care will be built in Yangon capable of carrying out advanced heart disease and neurosurgical operations thanks to a 8.66 billion yen grant from Japan. The Japan International Cooperation Agency , which is providing the grant, announced on Wednesday that a ceremony officially launching the New Yangon Specialist Hospital project would be held on Friday.

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  4. Myanmar police focused interrogation on Rohingya story, jailed journalist tells courtRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centered on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining. Wa Lone, 32, also said the police deprived him and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, of sleep for more than two days, and placed black hoods over their heads while transporting them to a secret detention site where they were held incommunicado for two weeks.

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  5. Editors Choice PicturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Reuters

    Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City.

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  6. Rights groups urges Myanmar to make amends for seized landRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stars and Stripes

    Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi. A 33-page report released by New York-based Human Rights Watch says the negative impact on farmers includes the loss of income, which makes it a struggle to pay for basic needs, such as food, health care and education for children.

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  7. Govt Touts Early Success of New Drug Reporting DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Home Affairs Ministry has opened 22 drugs cases based on tipoffs since the government launched the Drug Abuse Reporting Department last month to encourage the public to inform on dealers, the President's Office announced Tuesday. In a statement, the office said the government has stepped up its anti-narcotics efforts with the public's help.

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  8. HRW urges Myanmar to make amends for seized landRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Portraits of farmers whose lands were confiscated hang on display while journalists attend a press briefing on a release of a project entitled "Nothing for Our Land," the Impact of Land Confiscation on Farmers in Myanmar, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AP Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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  9. Myanmar cops focused interrogation on Rohingya story: Reuters JournoRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone speaks to members of the media at the Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 17, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Ann Wang A Reuters reporter on trial in Myanmar said the police questioning after he and a colleague were arrested in December centred on their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents they are accused of obtaining.

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  10. Myanmar cops focused interrogation on story, says accused journalistRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone walks with his wife Pen ei mon as he arrives at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone walks with his wife Pen ei mon as he arrives at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar, July 17, 2018.

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  11. Asia and Australia Edition: Vladimir Putin, India, Myanmar: Your Wednesday BriefingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New York Times

    A day after stunning many in the U.S. and much of the world with his unequivocal embrace of Vladimir Putin, President Trump said he "accepts" the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Among Mr. Trump's critics, even the word "treason" is not too strong.

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  12. Brother of Informant Hacked to Death, Suspects ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Police in Yangon say they have arrested six suspects in Friday's murder of a man whose brother helped expose a ward administrator as a wanted rape suspect but deny any connection. Police Captain Maung Maung Oo, head of the Dagon Myothit Township police station, said Thet Wai Htoo, 36, was hacked to death with swords on Friday and that six suspects were arrested the following day.

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  13. New Chair of Kyaukphyu SEZ Wary of Chinese LoansRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Myanmar will endeavor to take on no loans from China to complete the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone but would offer the developer no sovereign guarantees to mitigate risk if it does, said the project's new chairman, seeking to allay fears of a debt trap. Sean Turnell, an economic adviser to State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has called the expense of the $7.5-billion project "crazy" and "absurd" and warned of a repeat of Sri Lanka's experience.

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  14. A Modern TraditionalistRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    When talking about Myanmar's modernist painters, Sein Myint cannot be left out. He is praised by his contemporaries as an authority on Myanmar culture and folk art.

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  15. Six Female Medics Murdered in Captivity by Tatmadaw, TNLA ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Six female medics of the Ta'ang National Liberation Army were murdered after being taken prisoner by the Myanmar Army in Namkham Township, northern Shan State, claimed the ethnic armed group, which accused the military of killing prisoners of war. A male TNLA soldier was killed while trying to protect the medics, the group said.

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  16. Myanmar Reuters Reporter Says He Was Hooded, Deprived of SleepRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Voice of America

    Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar were hooded and deprived of sleep after they were arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, one of them told a court on Tuesday in startling testimony. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, face up to 14 years in jail if convicted under an official secrets law of possessing classified documents about security operations in Rakhine state.

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  17. UWSA Still Concerned over Implications of Signing NCARead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The United Wa State Army , the biggest armed ethnic group in Myanmar, still has concerns over possible future scenarios if it were to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement , said former Lieutenant-General U Khin Zaw Oo, secretary of the government's Peace Commission. "They don't categorically reject the NCA, but they seem to have some concerns over what might happen after signing it.

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  18. Foundation to Return $3.6M to Irrawaddy Region Govt in Fraud CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    The Ayeyarwady Health and Education Multi-Developments Foundation will return five billion kyats donated to it by the former Irrawaddy regional government under the instruction of the President's Office in a case of alleged corruption and fraud. The current regional government, after receiving instruction from the President's Office, notified the foundation last week, and the foundation will return more than 5.2 billion kyats , U Kyi Aung, secretary of the foundation, told The Irrawaddy.

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  19. 6 still missing in Myanmar landslideRead the original story

    Yesterday | Xinhuanet

    Six people are still missing following Saturday's landslide in Myanmar's jade mining region, Kachin state, said a release from the Information Ministry on Tuesday. The collapse of a 91-meter high pit wall of a disused jade mining site buried scavengers in San-Khar village, Lone-Khin village tract in Hpakant mining region on Saturday afternoon.

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  20. HRW urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Al Jazeera

    Myanmar's government "should promptly address illegal land confiscations, compensate aggrieved parties, and reform laws to protect people against future abuses", Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. Over the past 30 years, the Myanmar government and military officials have seized vast swaths of land from farmers "while providing them no or inadequate compensation", the rights group said the 33-page report released on Tuesday.

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