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4 min ago | Suria

Myanmar census shows population 9 mn...

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

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3 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Myanmar, Russia Setting Up Inter-Governmental Commission On Trade Cooperation

Myanmar and Russia will establish an inter- governmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, Xinhua news agency reports citing state media.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Fort Morgan Times

William and Susan Kammerer

William and Susan Kammerer of Weldona will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Gap audit reveals issues at Burma garment factories

An audit conducted for clothing retailer Gap Inc. identified issues with working conditions, health and safety at two factories in Burma that are now producing garments for the United States-based company.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Unity five launch last appeal against harsh sentence

A final appeal against the verdict for five Unity Weekly journal employees - who were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour in July - was submitted to Magwe regional court on Thursday.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organizers said Friday.

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WECT-TV Wilmington

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thailand to Help Burma Conserve Ancient Cities

A woman cleans brickwork on the wall of the ancient royal palace at the center of the city of Sri Ksetra, near the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Pegu Division.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

For First Time in 50 Years, Burma's Military Welcomes Women Officers

Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlang presents an award to cadet Lay New Tun during the graduation ceremony.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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Lake County Record-Bee

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Farmers in Rangoon Division's Helgu Township plant their paddy.

Land confiscations, profit-hungry middlemen and sexism are all among the daily challenges faced by small-scale farmers in Burma's dry zone, home to about 25 million people.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Aye Chan Myat Moe, 20, started modeling this year.

A man has been arrested in Rangoon for allegedly stabbing a young model to death in the stairwell of her apartment.

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China Daily

Serene Retreat

Yangon mesmerizes with ancient pagodas, scenic lakes, hip bars in restored colonial architecture and delicious freshwater seafood .

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Reuters

New $480 million solar power project planned for Myanmar

U.S. investors will help finance a $480 million solar power project in Myanmar's northeastern Mandalay region, which will ultimately provide up to 12 percent of the country's power generation, the U.S. Trade Representative and an investment manager said on Thursday.

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Smart Software Solutions for Myanmar's Growing Hotel Industry.

Exclusive Feature: Since international sanctions were lifted and socio-economic reforms introduced in 2011, Myanmar has been witnessing a boost in its hospitality industry; Tourism is growing at an impressive pace and as the number of tourist visiting the country increase, so do the number of hotels coming up across this South East Asian nation.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Speculators Snapped Up Land Before Rangoon - New City' Announcement

Although a plan to build a massive extension to Burma's biggest city was kept under wraps until last week, locals and land brokers told The Irrawaddy that apparently speculative land buying has been going on in the project area for months.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: For Burma's Rohingya, a permanent segregation?

There was a time when ethnic Arakanese Buddhists and stateless Rohingya Muslims in western Burma lived and worked together.

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BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.

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