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54 min ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Banks Fret Over Foreign Competition

Private Burmese banks are calling on the country's Central Bank to be more transparent in plans to grant limited operating licenses to foreign banks next month.

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3 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Myanmar Reports Suspected Ebola Case

Myanmar has discovered a suspected case of Ebola virus infection, Xinhua news agency reports quoting the Information Ministry on Wednesday.

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7 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Vietnam, Myanmar test 3 for Ebola

Vietnam and Myanmar are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Africa suffering fever, health officials said.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Regional Links Aiding Drug Syndicates in Burma: UNODC

Regional integration offers greater opportunities to narcotics producers and traffickers in Burma, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Wednesday, at a time when Asia's demand for methamphetamines shows signs of accelerating.

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Molecular Epidemiology of Reemergent Rabies in Yunnan Province, Southwestern China

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World Oil

Interra completes CHK 1191 well in Myanmar's Chauk field as oil producer

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

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Farmers harvest opium poppies in northern Karenni State.

An ethnic Pa-O political leader has issued advice to the Burmese government on its opium eradication efforts-either take serious action or stop harassing the farmers who are left with few choices but to grow poppies.

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Korea Herald

Lotte vice chief to meet Myanmar's deputy minister

The Myanmarese economic deputy minister is expected to meet with Lotte Group's vice chairman Lee In-won in early September when he visits here.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Hope Fades in Burma Search for Buried Spitfires

A quest to unearth dozens of British Spitfire aircraft thought to be buried in Burma looks likely to come to an unsuccessful end in October, with monsoon rains hampering excavation efforts as the two-year search contract's expiration nears.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Leaders Want Suu Kyi to Observe Signing of National Ceasefire

Leaders from ethnic armed groups met with Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon on Monday to discuss the ongoing peace process.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar workers eye jobs in Macau

Myanmar workers will be sent to work in casinos and factories in Macau, Min Hlaing, chairman of the Overseas Employment Agency Federation, said on Saturday.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Made in Myanmar' - and With Vivid Colors

A group art show, "Made in Myanmar," is now on display at the Lokanat art gallery in downtown Rangoon, and as its name suggests, it features paintings that depict life in Burma.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Kachin villagers get apology from Burma Army commander

In a move that a local politician has said was the first of its kind in Kachin State, the Burmese Army apologised to villagers displaced by recent clashes in Hpakant Township between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army .

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar national ceasefire pact may be signed soon: negotiator

The Myanmar government's chief peace negotiator Aung Min said on Monday a national ceasefire pact could be signed soon, claiming significant progress in negotiations between the government and armed ethnic groups..

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

One Civilian Killed After TNLA, Govt Troops Clash

One civilian was shot dead and another hospitalized with a gunshot wound following a clash between government troops and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army on Monday morning in northern Shan State, according to the ethnic rebel group.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Observers Say Burma's Census - Successful' - Except in Arakan State

Burma's first nationwide census in three decades was conducted successfully and in line with international standards across the country, with the exception of Arakan State, according to a team of independent observers.

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Evesham Journal

Veterans pay respects at commemoration

VETERANS and town leaders gathered together in Evesham to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the war in the Far East in 1945.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Crime threatens Myanmar's stability: UN

The UN on Monday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle "significant" crime and drug problems in the impoverished country.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Another Round of Ceasefire Talks Set for September

The Burmese government and ethnic leaders say they will hold another round of peace talks early next month to hammer out final disagreements before setting a date for the nationwide ceasefire accord.

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The New Zealand Herald

Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid.

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