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45 min ago | China Digital Times

China Plans Rail Extension to India Through Tibet

China plans to extend by 2020 a railroad on the high trans-Himalayan plateau of Tibet to the borders of India, Bhutan and Nepal, according to a report in People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party.

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5 hrs ago | Critical Distance BV Weblog

MN.23.07.1992.Moscow Radio Profile

Long before Putin there was a different type of media in Moscow. It was just gradually breaking free of the old Communist era, experimenting with all kinds of different formats.

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9 hrs ago | TEFL.com

Myanmar: Teacher of English, Yangon, Myanmar

I/We have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of TEFL Professional Network Ltd. and confirm this acceptance by entering my/our user name and password above and accessing the service.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Environmental Impact Study on Thilawa 2nd Phase Due in October

Consultants for the Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone being built near Rangoon said that they expect to release the findings of an environmental impact assessment of the project's 2,000-hectare second phase in October.

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IRIN

Ceasefire but no demining in Myanmar's Kayah State

YANGON, 25 July 2014 - Landmine clearance in southern Myanmar's Kayah State has still not begun despite a 2012 ceasefire between the main armed groups and the government.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Mon Activist Wins Asian Women's Award

An ethnic Mon women's rights activist, Khin Khin Kyu, has won the N-Peace Award, given by the multi-country N-Peace Network in recognition of her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.

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Channelnewsasia.com

MSF cautiously optimistic over Myanmar return

Medecins Sans Frontieres , or Doctors without Borders, has expressed cautious optimism about news that it can resume its medical activities in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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Nerve News

Myanmar's third ethnic summit begins

The third Myanmar ethnic summit began Friday in the country's northernmost Kachin state.

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LIRNEasia

Indications of Myanmarese directly taking up smartphone and mobile apps

A study of mobile use by poor micro entrepreneurs in five cities has revealed surprisingly high levels of smartphone use, indicating fast take-up of mobile applications and services beyond voice when competitive network roll-out gathers momentum in the coming weeks.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Plane Crash Has Caused a Change in the Global Political Landscape'

In this week's Dateline Irrawaddy, panelists discussed the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine on July 17. Aung Zaw : This week, we'll discuss Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was destroyed by a missile near the Russian and Ukrainian border.

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The Indian Express

Man who got Wendy Doniger pulped is made - must reading' in Gujarat schools

It's "western culture" and needs to be shunned. Instead, wear "swadeshi clothes" this day, do a havan, pray to the ishtadev, feed cows.

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CFR.org

All Roads Lead to Beijing

China's President Xi Jinping reviews an honor guard on the sidelines of the 6th BRICS summit at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on July 17, 2014.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Arakan Govt Softens Stance Toward MSF

The Arakan State government and Burma's Ministry of Health have encouraged international humanitarian organizations-including the previously maligned Medecins Sans Frontieres-to work in the troubled state, where 140,000 internally displaced persons live in increasingly dire conditions after interreligious violence broke out more than two years ago.

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Bangkok Post

Myanmar wants doctors group back

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region despite a severe health crisis.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar invites MSF back to crisis-gripped Rakhine

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state, which is gripped by a severe health crisis nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's Culture Ministry Vows to Limit Building in Pyu Cities

A farmer tills earth beside a marker that indicates the "monument zone" of the ancient Pyu city of Sri Ksetra.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Seeking Independence, Opium Eradication in Palaung Territory

In the ethnic Palaung area in northern Shan State, speaking Burmese can generate suspicion among local people, who are distrustful due to their ongoing conflict with the Burmese military.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai latest hub for Bangkok Air

Bangkok Airways will turn Chiang Mai into its third airport hub and use it as a stepping stone to boost its coverage of Myanmar.

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Forbes.com

Burmese Tycoon Tay Za Under Scrutiny

Myanmar tycoon Tay Za leans back and fulminates against the U.S. government as a playful pet bear cub scrambles up his alligator-skin chair.

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Times of Oman

Portrait of a rapidly changing Myanmar

Her book should come with a spoiler alert - her real name isn't Phoebe. In the summer of 2008, Rosalind Russell arrived in Myanmar hoping to work as a journalist under rather unlikely circumstances.

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