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50 min ago | 7x7

Ancient Myths Live On In Burma, the Land of Legends

A young man wearing a Britney Spears T-shirt tucked into a red longyi poked at a tree with a 20-foot pole.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Tun Tun,

4 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Heat-wave descends on Burma

People should prepare immediately for a heat-wave as potentially record-breaking temperatures look set to envelop many parts of Burma, according to Tun Lwin, the former head of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, World News,

4 hrs ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Local staff at Latpadaung rally for pay hike

Around 250 local staff from the Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd staged a rally demanding pay raises on Wednesday in front of the company's office in Sagaing Division's Monywa district.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

5 hrs ago | Business Insurance

Myanmar Airways says plane damage compensation could reach $750 million

Myanmar Airways International Co. Ltd. chairman Khin Maung Lat has said a foreign insurer is investigating damage suffered by one of its planes after a Golden Myanmar Airlines aircraft accidentally bumped into it at Yangon International Airport.

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Related Topix: World News

9 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Moving work by Colin Firth in 'Railway Man'

There are, of course, different ways to make war movies. Some are sweeping, some more intimate.

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Related Topix: Jeremy Irvine, World News

14 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

More Public Involvement Planned for Burma Charter Reform Campaign

Burma's main opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the leaders of the former students' group 88 Generation Peace and Open Society met earlier this week to discuss how to garner greater public involvement in their joint campaign to amend the 2008 Constitution.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News,

17 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

UN Chief Calls for Burma to Investigate Military Rape Claims

The chief of the United Nations has officially called on the Burmese government to conduct full investigations into allegations of rape and sexual assault made against its soldiers, according to a document made public this week.

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19 hrs ago | Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: 10 soldiers killed in Shan State clashes: TNLA

The Ta'ang National Liberation Army says it launched two attacks on Burmese government forces on Wednesday in northern Shan State, killing at least 10 government soldiers.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

AlertNet

Aid workers describe military attacks in northern Myanmar

A girl carries a metal plate on her head at a camp for internally displaced persons in the suburbs of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state, on July 7, 2013.

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Burmanet

Asia Times: Wardrums in Myanmar's Wa hills - Anthony Davis

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of Myanmar's armed forces, or Tatmadaw, is a man on the move.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel

Bangkok Post

Woman faces death in drug arrest

A woman could face the death penalty after being arrested in Kanchanaburi Wednesday on charges of colluding in a major drug network on the Myanmar border.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Southeast Asia, World News

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma and Reuters: Children in Arakan State face...

Muslim Rohingyas living in shelters in Burma's western Arakan State have said they are facing a severe lack of nutrition as a result of aid workers evacuating the region following attacks on their homes and offices in March.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Riot,

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: US will 'consider seriously' requests to support Burma's peace process

The US Embassy in Burma says it will seriously consider any request from the Burmese government and ethnic minority groups to support ongoing dialogue as part of the country's peace process, after an ethnic army leader recently called for greater US involvement.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News,

AlertNet

Burma - Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Journalism, Prison

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Migrants Strike Over Pay at Thai Seafood Employer

More than 100 Burmese migrant workers at the Lee Heng Seafood company in Songkhla, southern Thailand, planned to return to work on Wednesday after staging a two-day strike to demand that their employer compensate them for unpaid overtime work.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Life, Food, World News, Seafood

Examiner.com

Five places not to miss when visiting Myanmar

Myanmar , formerly known as Burma, has been isolated for decades but now the door is open and tourists are flooding in.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Don't Be Afraid to Honor a Burmese Hero

Today, Burma will put Uncle Win Tin, the fearless defender of the rights of the oppressed, to rest.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Cloud Hangs Over Marble-Crafting Village in Burma

Unlike other mountainous places, a village located at the foot of Sagyin Mountain, 32 miles north of Burma's second largest city, is not an ordinary tourist destination nor a hill station geared for relaxation.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Myanmar opposition veteran Win Tin, 85, dies

Win Tin, a leading Myanmar opposition veteran and poet who suffered nearly two decades of often brutal incarceration by the military, has died.

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Related Topix: Prison, Journalism, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Burmanet

Global Times: Listen to Aung San Suu Kyi's elaboration on Myanmar's "ambition"

When the chairwoman of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, Madame Aung San Suu Kyi entered a conference room in northern Yangon, more than 300 reporters from 30+ countries had been waiting for a long time.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, National League for Democracy,

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