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8 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Attacks in Myanmar threaten US ties

The Obama administration counts Myanmar's transition from military rule as a major foreign policy success for the president and his former secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Yangon, Burma Travel, World News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: A developer's dream: Housing for all

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.

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Related Topix: World News

WireNews+Co

Commerce Secretary Says U.S. Seeks To Boost Economic Ties In Asia

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.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, World News, China,

Greenwich Citizen

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

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.

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Related Topix: Francois Hollande,

Examiner.com

The insidious influence of Testing and Test Prep

Now that the three days of testing for the English Language Arts are mercifully over, the critique of both content and questions has begun.

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Related Topix: World News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Burma's Badass Gun-toting Medics

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.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Activism, Aung San Suu Kyi, Fuller Theological Seminary, National League for Democracy

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Interfaith couple targeted by mob in Pegu

Four houses were burnt in an attack against an interfaith couple in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division on 16 April, according to local authorities.

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Related Topix: World News, National League for Democracy

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Amid peace talks, health cooperation in Karen State sends positive signals

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.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Malaria, Health

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Burmese journalists pray for Zaw Pe's release

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.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Journalism,

Nerve News

Six killed in Yangon water festival

At least six people were killed and 47 injured over a four-day water festival in Myanmar, the media reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News

Burmanet

Will development overshadow Myanmar's rich cultural history?

After years of turmoil, the military government is moving toward political reform.

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

The Daily Journal

Colin Firth delivers in the moving '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

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Fighting rages in Kachin State during Thingyan

The Myanmar military has launched multiple offensives against the Kachin Independence Army on April 10, with fighting continuing over the Thingyan new year holidays.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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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Related Topix: Southeast Asia,

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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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Immigration Reform, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

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,

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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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, World News,

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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Related Topix: World News

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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Related Topix: World News

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