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Every morning, more than 100 heroin and opium addicts descend on the graveyard in this northeastern Burma village to get high.
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Their first album was almost scrapped by U.S. sanctions and they lack the money for all their instruments, but Myanmar rockers Side Effect have played the gig of their dreams in America helped by fans from around the world.
For Myanmar's tourism minister, change is real and visitors from all over the world will be enriched by a first-hand look at the country.
The Japanese government systematically operated "comfort women" facilities as part of its military "amenities" during World War II, documents showed, contradicting Tokyo's denial of the wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women.
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Garment manufacturers from Hong Kong have entered into an agreement to set up their first industrial park in Myanmar, reports the South China Morning Post.
Muslim Rohingyas will not be included as an ethnic group in Myanmar's first census exercise in more than 30 years because the government does not recognize them as belonging to a national ethnicity, an official said Thursday, dispelling online reports that the group would be acknowledged in the survey.
The Irrawaddy Literary Festival isn't exactly like Cheltenham or Hay. For a start, it's unlikely that a British literary event would be invaded by thousands of adoring fans but that's exactly what happened at the plush hotel in Mandalay where this Burmese celebration of writers took place.
In a clear step backwards for press freedom in Burma, new legislation will give the government censorship powers and the sole authority to issue and revoke news publication licenses.
Within hours, the 160 homes were destroyed. If you travel about 25 kilometres north along the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw Highway, turn off to the right at a red dirt road and drive for 20 minutes, you can still see the ruined bamboo cottages.
The race is on to save the grand old buildings of Yangon, Burma's former capital.
Amid ongoing mass evictions in Rangoon and surrounding areas, the presidential spokesman has called for a land policy to handle the issue of squatters.
The census has been completed early in three far-flung regions of Burma. Families in Putao, Kachin State, at the foot of the Burmese Himalayas have been counted, along with households in the Coco Islands off the coast of Rangoon and those in the Chinese border town of Mongla.
Aye Ne Win sits beneath a portrait of his grandfather, Gen. Ne Win, at his office in Rangoon.