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1 hr ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
A Burmese pageant agency led by a 22-year-old man with links to some of the world's biggest beauty competitions is grooming five women in the country to compete internationally.
3 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Buddhist Arakanese leaders are considering a proposal that would see Rohingya Muslims without documentation proving their right to citizenship detained in camps.
7 hrs ago | The Nation
Chief executive Petter Furberg said the services would be launched in three major cities including Yangon and Mandalay before the end of September, slightly ahead of the October 5 deadline it committed to in the licence agreement.
12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Myanmar's grim air safety record can be blamed on many causes: an undeveloped air traffic management system, antiquated aircraft and poor pilot training, to name a few.
16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Norway's Telenor, one of two foreign companies granted telecommunications licenses in Burma, on Friday announced the winner of a national contest to compose a mobile phone ringtone.
18 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
The 22-year-old Burmese man who was tested for the Ebola virus earlier this week has been diagnosed with malaria, the Ministry of Health announced Friday.
"Theme Park Guy" Stefan Zwanzger describes Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino on the Nevada-California border as the home of a "ruthless ride standing in the desert that shakes you up before allowing you to continue to Vegas."
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.
A woman ties on a headband identifying her as a former owner of land in Michaungkan village, in Rangoon's Thingangyun Township, which protesters say was confiscated by the Burma Army in the early 1990s.
Speakers of both houses of Burma's Parliament "generally agree" on the need to revise century-old sections of the country's penal code that have been used to jail journalists, according to a leading member of the Interim Press Council.
A workshop was convened this week in Rangoon to decide what constitutes a political prisoner, taking on a divisive issue that continues to weigh down on Burma's reform narrative.
Nai Hong Sar, head of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team , speaks during recent talks with government negotiators in Rangoon.
Displaced children eat a meal at the Wan Wat village monastery in Kyaythee Township, northern Shan State.
Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.
THE THAILAND Convention and Exhibition Bureau is teaming up with Myanmar's largest business association to hold trade shows and related events in both countries, as Myanmar continues its rapid opening to international business.
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.
Myanmar has discovered a suspected case of Ebola virus infection, Xinhua news agency reports quoting the Information Ministry on Wednesday.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 08:32 pm
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