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1 hr ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Pageant Agency Grooms Five Ladies for World Stage

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.

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3 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Arakanese Leaders to Propose Detention Camps for Undocumented Rohingya

Buddhist Arakanese leaders are considering a proposal that would see Rohingya Muslims without documentation proving their right to citizenship detained in camps.

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7 hrs ago | The Nation

Telenor aims high in Myanmar despite late debut

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.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Phantoms of Flight

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.

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16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Winner of Mobile Phone Ringtone Competition Announced in Burma

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.

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18 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Suspected Ebola Patient Diagnosed With Malaria: Burmese Health Ministry

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.

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21 hrs ago | World Press Freedom Review

Myanmar president will not intervene in jailed journalists' case

Myanmar's minister of Information and presidential advisor, U Ye Htut, told an International Press Institute delegation this week that President U Thein Sein will not interfere in the ongoing case of four journalists and a media CEO sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the 1923 Official Secrets Act.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

CNN

World's 10 funnest theme parks

"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."

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Oxford Mail

a West Oxfordshire firm has landed a 400,000 deal to supply aircraft refuelling tankers to Burma.

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Rangoon Land Protest Leader Gets 8 Months in Prison

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Parliament Speakers Consider Revision of Penal Code for Journalists

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Definition of Political Prisoner Sought With Govt, Activists at Odds

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.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Has the United States Forgotten Suu Kyi?

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets National League for Democracy chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi at her lakeside villa in Rangoon on Sunday evening.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Nationwide Ceasefire Will Happen This Year'

Nai Hong Sar, head of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team , speaks during recent talks with government negotiators in Rangoon.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Shan IDPs Petition for Army to Vacate Occupied Village

Displaced children eat a meal at the Wan Wat village monastery in Kyaythee Township, northern Shan State.

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Newsday

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

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.

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The Nation

MICE: Thailand, Myanmar forge 'landmark' cooperation agreement

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.

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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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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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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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