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24 min ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

US Takes Steps to Restart Business Relations With Burma

With religious tensions, the threat to press freedom, the peace process in limbo and continued human rights abuses, the political and economic reforms put in place by President Thein Sein's government have been stalling.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Spectacular Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw opening soon in Myanmar

Take a tour of Temples of Bagan in Myanmar - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

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8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Students Demonstrate Against National Education Bill

A network of Burmese students' unions staged a protest against the National Education Bill on Tuesday, saying the legislation does not guarantee freedom for the country's universities.

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12 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

Myanmar Launches E-Visa in hopes of Raising Number of Tourists to 5 Million by 2015

U Khin Yi, the Minister of Immigration and Population of Myanmar, has launched the online electronic E-Visa system on Monday in order to end long queues that tourists line up for whenever they want to visit the country.

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16 hrs ago | Advocate-News

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

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16 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

2, 2014. . May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World, adjust her hair during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014.

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16 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

2, 2014. . May Myat Noe, Myanmar's first international beauty queen, winner of the 2014 Miss Asia Pacific World, adjust her hair during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014.

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20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The Best of 2009: 'Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country'

To call this film a simple documentary would be an understatement, it is a film by several documentarians rolled into one solid piece of journalism.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

CNN

11 things to know about Myanmar

The Burmese make a big deal of the New Year. Thingyan takes place this year from April 13-16.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Climbers Reach Hkakabo Razi's Peak

Two climbers reached the top of Burma's official highest mountain on Sunday, becoming the first Burmese-only team to summit Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Flooding Damages Paddy Fields and Homes in Sagaing

Heavy rains over the past week in Sagaing Division have flooded more than 600 acres of paddy fields and some 1,500 homes, according to township administrators and residents.

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AlertNet

Young Rohingya woman chases dream of justice in Myanmar

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Releases Preliminary Results From First Census in Decades

Preliminary results have been released from Burma's first census in since 1982, detailing the number of people who now live in the county's cities, states and divisions.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar census records country's population at over 51 million

Myanmar has announced it has a population of 51.4 million people after a provisional count of the country's first census in 30 years.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Scoop

Foreign journalists key players in Myanmara s new p...

Reporters hold banners and shout slogans at a demonstration march for press freedom in Yangon earlier this year.

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Christian Science Monitor

For Myanmar political predictions, locals look to the stars

For years, Myanmar watchers attributed the odd decisions made by the country's military rulers to an influential class of government apparatchik: the astrologer bureaucrat.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Bangkok Post

Signed, sealed, undelivered

The United Nations and Myanmar are in the process of proving that a nation on the tipping edge of being controlled by criminals can be rescued and brought back to the road to democracy.

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The Peninsula

Search for missing bell

Residents gather on a river bank in search of the missing King Dhammazedi's bell on the Yangon River in Yangon on Wednesday.

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The Daily Star

Bangladesh to seek time frame from Myanmar

Dhaka will seek a specific time frame from Nay Pyi Taw for repatriation of over 30,000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh living in two refugee camps in Cox's Bazar during a foreign secretary level meeting in Dhaka today.

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DFW Catholic

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Yangon, Myanmar, Aug 30, 2014 / 07:53 am .- Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.

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