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3 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Govt Reversed MSF Ban Because of - International Pressure'

A sign is seen outside a MA©decins Sans FrontiA res clinic in a village in Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, on June 6, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: MPs debate pros and cons of proportional representation

Ten MPs took to the floor of the lower house of Burma's parliament on Friday as debate commenced on whether to employ a system of proportional representation in future general elections.

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4 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma's media bodies call for press protection

Burma's leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.

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4 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Conditions 'deplorable' in Arakan IDP camps, says new UN envoy

Concluding a ten-day visit to Burma, the UN's new special rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, painted a decidedly mixed picture of the country's ongoing reform process at a press conference held at Rangoon airport on Saturday evening.

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7 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Banks await big decision

Thai banks lead the Central Bank of Myanmar's nomination list for foreign bank licences, scheduled to be awarded later this year, say banking industry sources.

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8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The New Light of Myanmar's English and Burmese-language editions.

Burma's state-run English-language daily newspaper will from September be renamed and relaunched as a joint venture with a private company, the newspaper reported Sunday.

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8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Three Escapees Shot Dead in Failed Kyauk Mae Jailbreak

Three people were shot dead and at least five police were injured on Saturday when detainees at a police station in Kyauk Mae, northern Shan State, attempted to escape, according to a local source.

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8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

President's Claim That Media Instigated Religious Violence Draws Ire

Members of the Burmese media have rejected a message from President Thein Sein to Parliament on Friday, in which he claimed that local and international journalists share blame for outbreaks of anti-Muslim violence that have marred Burma's democratic transition.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Evicted

Surrounded by green fertile highlands and with a clear flowing river running through it, Kyauk Khet is a quiet village of two parts.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Time for an Energy Boost'

The government should encourage local players in the booming energy sector, says U Ken Tun of Parami.

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Yahoo!

Stupa-fied in old Rangoon

Rangoon, the former capital of Burma, is sometimes overlooked by visitors in their haste to get to the temples of Pagan or the wonders of Inle Lake.

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The Telegraph

Assam move on asylum invites Paresh scorn

Security personnel inspect a bike in Guwahati on Sunday in the run-up to Independence Day.

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The Nation

'Get to know the neighbours'

Thais will need to "reset" their mindset and conduct constructive, well-focused research if they hope to prosper in the Asean community era.

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LIRNEasia

Myanmar launch of Information lives of the poor book

The first translation of the book Information lives of the poor, co-authored by Laurent Elder, Rohan Samarajiva, Alison Gillwald and Hernan Galperin and published by IDRC, was ceremonially released in Yangon at at event on the 25th of July.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Xinhuanet

Sharr Htut Eaindra crowned in Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 pageant

Sharr Htut Eaindra smiles after being crowned in Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 pageant in Yangon, Myanmar, July 26, 2014.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

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UN envoy warns of 'permanent...

Myanmar's plans for the future of a western region torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim unrest could result in "permanent segregation" of the two religious groups, a UN expert warned Saturday.

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China Digital Times

China Plans Rail Extension to India Through Tibet

China plans to extend by 2020 a railroad on the high trans-Himalayan plateau of Tibet to the borders of India, Bhutan and Nepal, according to a report in People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Critical Distance BV Weblog

MN.23.07.1992.Moscow Radio Profile

Long before Putin there was a different type of media in Moscow. It was just gradually breaking free of the old Communist era, experimenting with all kinds of different formats.

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TEFL.com

Myanmar: Teacher of English, Yangon, Myanmar

I/We have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of TEFL Professional Network Ltd. and confirm this acceptance by entering my/our user name and password above and accessing the service.

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