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4 hrs ago | Suria

US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

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7 hrs ago | Burmanet

The Washington Post: U.S. officials warn Burma that attacks on...

American officials are warning that attacks on minority Muslims and foreign aid groups in Burma are threatening the nascent thaw in relations between Washington and this former pariah state.

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16 hrs ago | Voice of America

Burmese Water Festival

A boy takes part in the celebration of Thingyan, the water festival which marks the country's new year in Rangoon, Burma, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, World News,

21 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, Yangon, Rangoon, power, electricity, gas, drought, power cut, generator, hydropower

On the industrial outskirts of Yangon, a rusted chimney exhales wisps of white smoke as a three-decade-old gas-fired power station chunters on.

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22 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

WWII Topeka airman's remains finally coming home

The remains of a 22-year-old Topeka airman from World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial in Leavenworth, the Department of Defense said this week.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

6 Killed, 47 Injured In Myanmar's Yangon Water Festival

Six people were killed and 47 others injured in 20 incidents over the last four days during the Thingyan water festival in Yangon region.

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Catholic World News

Myanmar: archbishop sees 'streaks of hope' after decades of dictatorship

In an Easter message to his people, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar speaks of the "excruciating pain" his country has suffered under military rule, and calls for national reconciliation to preserve the path toward democracy.

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Voice of America

Fighting Intensifies in Northern Burma

Fighting has intensified in northern Burma as government troops continue a weeklong offensive against ethnic Kachin rebels.

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South China Morning Post

Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

Its distance from the tourist trail affords visitors to the Myanmese city of Bagan a wonderfully private perspective on one of the world's most beautiful historic sites As a fierce afternoon sun finally begins to dip, work on the Ananda Temple begins again.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Mandalay, Burma Travel, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Town Topics

Colin Firth Stars as Tortured World War II Pow

WHY WON'T YOU BELIEVE ME?: Eric Lomax has been accused of plotting to sabotage the railroad that he was being forced to build by his Japanese captors during World War II.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Mashable

Southeast Asia Celebrates the New Year With Huge Water Fights

From Sunday to Tuesday, people across Southeast Asia participated in their respective country's water festivals to celebrate the New Year.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, World News, Thailand,

Burmanet

PBS: Inside Myanmar's transition from isolation to openness

GWEN IFILL: In 2007, the world got a horrific peek inside the closed world of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, as the military regime brutally crushed the Saffron Revolution, led by monks and students demanding political freedom.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: 'Boatpeople' story lands Reuters a...

Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian face charges brought by the Royal Thai Navy for their coverage of abuses allegedly committed against Rohingya Muslims in Thai territory.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma's poultry potential - Jessica Mudditt

Than Win can kill, pluck and disembowel a chicken in less than three minutes. He does it at least a hundred times a day, seven days a week and makes around 300,000 kyats a month.

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The Telegraph

Hotel baron with vision

The business fraternity has mourned the death of Satyadev Prakash Sinha, a well-known industrialist, who passed away on April 11 in Nagpur after a cardiac arrest.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: All the world's a stage

Never mind the heat: If you're one of Myanmar's hip young things, April is by far the coolest month.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Burmanet

Associated Press: Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Dr Cynthia responds to Thameelay villagers

Displaced villagers from Thameelay in Rangoon who were provided resettlement by the Democratic Benevolent Karen Army in Karen State are now receiving healthcare from Dr Cynthia Maung's Thailand-based Mae Tao Clinic.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burma's fishing wars

In the harbour in Gwa Township, Arakan State, crews of fishermen sort through nets and ropes as they prepare to spend a night at sea.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Anti-Corruption Commission tackles regional administrations

Regional Administrations have been the focus of a third of the cases lodged by the newly formed Anti-Corruption Commission and verified by the Ministry of Home Affairs, according to a Burmese lower house MP.

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