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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | The China Post

Military holds ceremony for the spirits of Roc Wwii soldiers

Military personnel, officials, and long-retired service personnel gathered at the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei Wednesday for a special ceremony to "welcome home" the spirits of tens of thousands of Republic of China soldiers who died fighting in Myanmar in World War II.

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10 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thai Company Asks Burma's President to Support Power Plant

Toyo-Thai Group plans to build a coal-fired power plant near this beach in Inn Din village, Ye Township.

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15 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Japan Provides Aid to Improve Safety, Security at Burma's Airports

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is providing almost US$12 million to improve safety and security at Burma's airports, according to a statement Wednesday.

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16 hrs ago | Russia Taday

a Decoding Myanmar's intricate ties with major foreign powers

Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

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17 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

UN drug pact needs clout

There was a positive development last week in the campaign against illicit drugs and major drug traffickers.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: UN advisor Nambiar concludes trip to Burma

The UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Burma Vijay Nambiar on Monday concluded his eighth official visit to the country in the past year, after a week in which he met a host of senior officials in Naypyidaw, discussed the resumption of international aid with community leaders in Arakan State and attended a round of ceasefire talks in Rangoon ... (more)

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Men work with hammers at a gold leaf workshop in Mandalay.

Myat Par Yat, an area in Burma's second biggest city, is always busy with the rhythmic hammering sounds.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Dragons Add Mythical Twist to Search for Dhammazedi Bell

Finally, they appear to have struck a deal with the dragons-guardians of a sunken bell in Burma that, if found, is believed to be the world's largest.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Latpadaung locals shunned from sacred site

Tight security surrounded the re-consecration of a famed Buddhist stupa, which once stood on the site of the Latpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division, central Burma.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Petition Launched Against Proportional Representation for Burma

Activists in Burma began a signature campaign on Tuesday to tally public opposition to an electoral system based on proportional representation , which some parties including the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party are pushing to implement ahead of nationwide elections next year.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, National League for Democracy

Witney Gazette

400k tankers deal expands firm's worldwide presence

Standlake-based Flightline Support, one of the first British companies to clinch orders in the Asian country since trade sanctions were lifted 12 months ago, has sent two tankers to the airport in Yangon.

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The Washington Post

Sweeping on Shwedagon: An act of merit

In this Aug. 17, 2014 photo, a group of Buddhist devotees sweep on platform at Myanmar famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Shan farmers dissatisfied with dam relocation site

Villagers in Paunglaung, located between Naypyidaw and Shan State, have said that a relocation project designed to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam is insufficient.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Charges dropped for 50 media activists

A case filed against more than 50 journalists in mid-July for a demonstration demanding greater media freedoms has been dropped, according to Rangoon's Kamayut Township police.

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Voice of America

Myanmar Opens ASEAN Economic Meetings

The annual meeting of economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] has opened in Myanmar, with a focus on regional free trade zone talks.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar navy seizes 2.4m ecstasy pills

Myanmar's navy has seized around 2.4 million ecstasy tablets hidden in a ship, a record haul of the drug in the country, police said on Monday .

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

$17m Ecstasy Haul Is Burma's Biggest-Ever Drug Bust: Police

Burmese authorities off the coast of Tenasserim Division say they have seized nearly 2.4 million Ecstasy pills valued at more than US$17 million, the largest drug bust in Burma's history.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Britain Will Boost Aid to Burma by More Than a Third

Britain's newly appointed international development minister said on Monday that the United Kingdom will increase its development aid to Burma by more than a third in the next fiscal year.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Bank staff in Rangoon count piles of Burmese kyat.

Burma's Financial Intelligence Unit has investigated an investment in one of the country's biggest banks by the grandson of the late dictator Gen.

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