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By Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar "Dear Brothers and sisters, Let me begin with a little story.
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Yangon is a city abuzz with economic activity, as the world rediscovers one of the region's most promising frontier markets after decades of isolation.
Greater economic engagement is among the Obama administration's priorities in its effort to "rebalance" U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region, says U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award.
The Free Burma Rangers are one of the few aid groups left operating in Myanmar's contested ethnic states-and their work often straddles the line between humanitarian relief and armed activism.
Four houses were burnt in an attack against an interfaith couple in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division on 16 April, according to local authorities.
Over six decades of civil war in Eastern Burma, civilians fled en masse over the border to Thailand in search of basic necessities - physical security, food, medicine.
DVB reporters and staff in Rangoon gathered for Burmese New Year's Day to pray for the release of their colleague, Magwe correspondent Zaw Pe [Zaw Phay] who was recently sentenced to a one- year jail term for charges related to his journalistic work.
At least six people were killed and 47 injured over a four-day water festival in Myanmar, the media reported Thursday.
After years of turmoil, the military government is moving toward political reform.
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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.
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.
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.
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.