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55 min ago | Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma and Reuters: Children in Arakan State face...

Muslim Rohingyas living in shelters in Burma's western Arakan State have said they are facing a severe lack of nutrition as a result of aid workers evacuating the region following attacks on their homes and offices in March.

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55 min ago | Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: US will 'consider seriously' requests to support Burma's peace process

The US Embassy in Burma says it will seriously consider any request from the Burmese government and ethnic minority groups to support ongoing dialogue as part of the country's peace process, after an ethnic army leader recently called for greater US involvement.

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3 hrs ago | AlertNet

Burma - Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April.

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5 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Migrants Strike Over Pay at Thai Seafood Employer

More than 100 Burmese migrant workers at the Lee Heng Seafood company in Songkhla, southern Thailand, planned to return to work on Wednesday after staging a two-day strike to demand that their employer compensate them for unpaid overtime work.

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9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Five places not to miss when visiting Myanmar

Myanmar , formerly known as Burma, has been isolated for decades but now the door is open and tourists are flooding in.

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13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Don't Be Afraid to Honor a Burmese Hero

Today, Burma will put Uncle Win Tin, the fearless defender of the rights of the oppressed, to rest.

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13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A Cloud Hangs Over Marble-Crafting Village in Burma

Unlike other mountainous places, a village located at the foot of Sagyin Mountain, 32 miles north of Burma's second largest city, is not an ordinary tourist destination nor a hill station geared for relaxation.

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15 hrs ago | Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Myanmar opposition veteran Win Tin, 85, dies

Win Tin, a leading Myanmar opposition veteran and poet who suffered nearly two decades of often brutal incarceration by the military, has died.

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Related Topix: Prison, Journalism, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Burmanet

Global Times: Listen to Aung San Suu Kyi's elaboration on Myanmar's "ambition"

When the chairwoman of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, Madame Aung San Suu Kyi entered a conference room in northern Yangon, more than 300 reporters from 30+ countries had been waiting for a long time.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Plough protestors charged with sedition

Local farmers of Madaya, Mandalay division have been charged with crimes ranging from sedition to trespassing and staging unauthorised protest after they took up tools and farmed land they claim is rightfully theirs.

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The Nation

Thai firms urged to tap GSP privileges in Myanmar

Thai enterprises should invest in many potential industries such as consumer manufacturing, garment, food processing, and tourism service to benefit from the reinstatement of the European Union Generalised System for Preferences, and tax privileges expected to be provided soon by the US to Myanmar, experts said at a seminar yesterday.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In Burma, a Spirit Unbowed by Torture

Win Tin, one of Burma's most dogged democracy campaigners, endured physical and mental abuse for the cause as a political prisoner for nearly 20 years.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In North Burma, - Tatmadaw Only Fights to Defend Itself': Govt

The Burmese government has blamed troops from the Kachin Independence Army for an escalation of hostilities that has displaced thousands of civilians this month in Kachin State, amid claims by rebel leaders that government forces have repeatedly been the first to attack.

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Asia Times

Myanmar opposition pioneer Win Tin dies

Myanmar opposition pioneer Win Tin dies By Radio Free Asia Veteran journalist Win Tin, who co-founded Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy with Aung San Suu Kyi and became the country's longest-incarcerated political prisoner, died in Yangon on Monday at the age of 85. The former newspaper editor had been receiving medical treatment ... (more)

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AlertNet

Kachin rebels renew plea for U.S. role to ensure fair Myanmar peace

A young man wears tanaka paste on his face at a camp for internally displaced people in the suburbs of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, Myanmar, July 7, 2013.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Burmanet

Eleven Media Group: Why conflict continues in Kachin State

The KIA is the armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation which was formed in 1961 in response to a military coup led by General Ne Win.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Burma rebel leader urges U.S. role in peace talks

SUNY Broome will hold its fifth annual Sleep Out for the Homeless on May 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. The good news is I had Easter off and great weather to enjoy some fishing action.

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USA Today

Burma rebel leader urges U.S. role in peace talks

A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.

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The Washington Post

Burmese journalist Win Tin dies

Win Tin, an uncompromising Burmese journalist who helped Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-democracy movement against the brutal military regime and then endured nearly two decades in jail as one of his country's longest-serving political prisoners, died April 21 in Rangoon.

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Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Burmese democracy activist Win Tin dies

After supporters across Burma staged prayer services and a candlelight vigil for his recovery, Win Tin, one of the country's most famous democracy activists, passed away on Monday after suffering from multiple organ failure.

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