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42 min ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

For First Time in 50 Years, Burma's Military Welcomes Women Officers

Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlang presents an award to cadet Lay New Tun during the graduation ceremony.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan on drug charges has been released after two weeks in detention.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Farmers in Rangoon Division's Helgu Township plant their paddy.

Land confiscations, profit-hungry middlemen and sexism are all among the daily challenges faced by small-scale farmers in Burma's dry zone, home to about 25 million people.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Aye Chan Myat Moe, 20, started modeling this year.

A man has been arrested in Rangoon for allegedly stabbing a young model to death in the stairwell of her apartment.

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China Daily

Serene Retreat

Yangon mesmerizes with ancient pagodas, scenic lakes, hip bars in restored colonial architecture and delicious freshwater seafood .

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Reuters

New $480 million solar power project planned for Myanmar

U.S. investors will help finance a $480 million solar power project in Myanmar's northeastern Mandalay region, which will ultimately provide up to 12 percent of the country's power generation, the U.S. Trade Representative and an investment manager said on Thursday.

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Smart Software Solutions for Myanmar's Growing Hotel Industry.

Exclusive Feature: Since international sanctions were lifted and socio-economic reforms introduced in 2011, Myanmar has been witnessing a boost in its hospitality industry; Tourism is growing at an impressive pace and as the number of tourist visiting the country increase, so do the number of hotels coming up across this South East Asian nation.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Speculators Snapped Up Land Before Rangoon - New City' Announcement

Although a plan to build a massive extension to Burma's biggest city was kept under wraps until last week, locals and land brokers told The Irrawaddy that apparently speculative land buying has been going on in the project area for months.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: For Burma's Rohingya, a permanent segregation?

There was a time when ethnic Arakanese Buddhists and stateless Rohingya Muslims in western Burma lived and worked together.

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BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.

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The China Post

Military holds ceremony for the spirits of Roc Wwii soldiers

Military personnel, officials, and long-retired service personnel gathered at the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei Wednesday for a special ceremony to "welcome home" the spirits of tens of thousands of Republic of China soldiers who died fighting in Myanmar in World War II.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thai Company Asks Burma's President to Support Power Plant

Toyo-Thai Group plans to build a coal-fired power plant near this beach in Inn Din village, Ye Township.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Japan Provides Aid to Improve Safety, Security at Burma's Airports

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is providing almost US$12 million to improve safety and security at Burma's airports, according to a statement Wednesday.

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Russia Taday

a Decoding Myanmar's intricate ties with major foreign powers

Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

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Bangkok Post

UN drug pact needs clout

There was a positive development last week in the campaign against illicit drugs and major drug traffickers.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: UN advisor Nambiar concludes trip to Burma

The UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Burma Vijay Nambiar on Monday concluded his eighth official visit to the country in the past year, after a week in which he met a host of senior officials in Naypyidaw, discussed the resumption of international aid with community leaders in Arakan State and attended a round of ceasefire talks in Rangoon ... (more)

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Men work with hammers at a gold leaf workshop in Mandalay.

Myat Par Yat, an area in Burma's second biggest city, is always busy with the rhythmic hammering sounds.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Dragons Add Mythical Twist to Search for Dhammazedi Bell

Finally, they appear to have struck a deal with the dragons-guardians of a sunken bell in Burma that, if found, is believed to be the world's largest.

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Democratic Voice of Burma: Latpadaung locals shunned from sacred site

Tight security surrounded the re-consecration of a famed Buddhist stupa, which once stood on the site of the Latpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division, central Burma.

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