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3 hrs ago | United Nations

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them educated

The group of 91 people arrived in the capital, Yangon, earlier this week where, for many of them, they met their families for the first time after several years of separation, according to the office of the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

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7 hrs ago | Total Telecom

Half Myanmar population to have mobile sub in five years

With the country's population standing at around 60 million, that puts mobile penetration at above 50%, up from just 12.3%, according to Ovum, at the end of 2013.

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11 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Oil And Gas Market In Burma About To Take Off

That's the dichotomy of Burma today: Invest early and deal with the risks as your money doubles or triples in value... or rises 10- or even 100-fold.

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13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Shan Village Abandoned for Fear of Burma Army Reprisals

Residents of a Shan village in Namkham Township, northern Shan State, have fled their homes after the Burma Army harshly interrogated several villagers about the recent assassination of two military officers on a nearby road, local sources said on Friday.

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14 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Image of Asia: Collecting alms in the rain

Novice Buddhist monks walk to collect alms in the rain following a cleric's rule of no footwear nor use of umbrellas on a street of Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Image of Asia: Collecting alms in the rain

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

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15 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A billboard promoting a "No Child Soldiers" campaign in Rangoon.

The Burma Army released another 91 children and young people from service on Friday, bringing the total number of minors allowed to leave the military in the past two years to 364, according to a United Nations agency.

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19 hrs ago | Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar refugees face hardships back home

Refugees residing on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar have faced severe hardships upon returning home, with many being forced to return to refugee camps in Thailand.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 Opens Doors for International Firms to Enter Budding Market

Trade show to introduce new technology to boost productivity of local manufacturing sector Singapore, July 31, 2014 - - Myanmar's first dedicated manufacturing trade exhibition will be held at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon, from 2 - 4 October 2014.

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The Economist

Race and religion in South-East Asia: The plural society and its enemies

IN MANDALAY in central Myanmar, another bout of bloody sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims recently left two dead and many injured.

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Bangkok Post

Budget boom at Don Mueang

A new flock of no-frills airlines is descending on Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, whose significance as the region's low-cost carrier hub is growing amid optimism for a traffic recovery.

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The Straits Times

5.8 quake strikes between Andaman Islands and Myanmar

A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's UEC Under Fire for Election Rule Changes

People count votes at a ballot station during by-elections in Rangoon on April 1, 2012.

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The Nation

Myanmar makes $2.3mn heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'

Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

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The Peninsula

Myanmar makes $2.3m heroin bust in 'Golden Triangle'

YANGON: Myanmar authorities have seized 140 kilograms of heroin packed into blocks and hidden in a car in the notorious "Golden Triangle" area near the Thai border, police said Thursday.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

World Oil

Interra spuds CHK 1191 development well in Myanmar's Chauk oil field

Interra Resources Limited informed its shareholders that its jointly controlled entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company Inc , has commenced drilling development well CHK 1191 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.

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The Telegraph

Manipur trains Myanmar doctors

Imphal, July 29: An Imphal-based private hospital's dream of making Manipur a destination for medical tourism in Southeast Asia is nearing realisation with neighbouring Myanmar sending not only patients but also medical teams for training here.

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Foreign Policy

Dirty Old Town

In eastern Myanmar, just a stone's throw from the Chinese border, lies a den of drug smuggling, gambling, and vice.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ooredoo SIM Cards Go on Limited Sale in Burma

Some shops in Mandalay have already begun selling a limited number of Ooredoo SIM cards, as the Qatari company remains tight-lipped about when its mobile phone cards will go on general sale.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut talks to reporters on Saturday.

A day after the removal of Information Minister Aung Kyi was announced, it emerged on Wednesday that President Thein Sein has nominated his spokesman and Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut as the new minister.

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