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1 hr ago | The Journal of Commerce Online

WWL opens new office in Yangon, Myanmar

July 09, 2014, Tokyo, Japan - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has entered into a joint venture with Myanmar-based Carrier King Logistics that makes it the first independent company in the country to provide modern automobile distribution from port to consumer.

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5 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Brang Mai, publisher of the Myitkyina News Journal.

Brang Mai is the man behind Burma's first and only newspaper serving the ethnic Kachin population.

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10 hrs ago | AlertNet

Sexism, racism, poor education condemn Rohingya women in W.Myanmar

THET KE PYIN, Myanmar When I first met Roma Hattu, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, in April 2013 she was rolling on the dirty concrete floor of an abandoned building in western Myanmar, heavily pregnant and in excruciating pain.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Foreign visitors at Hokekathein stupa in Mrauk U.

Mrauk U, once the capital of an ethnic Arakanese kingdom, is presently more of a ruined city than an ancient capital.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

An Air KBZ plane refuels at Rangoon International Airport.

Burmese airline Air Kanbawza plans to launch its first international routes later this year, to Mae Sot and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, a senior airline official says.

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12 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Tuning In

Recent events coordinated and sponsored by both foreign and national entities have introduced the community to high-caliber cultural entertainment, as well as a spirit of mutual appreciation for the arts and their respective backgrounds.

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13 hrs ago | Asia News Network

YANGON: Curfew in Mandalay expanded to all townships

The Myanmar government has added Patheingyi to the list of six townships under curfew, placing entire Mandalay under a night-travelling ban since Friday.

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17 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

In Myanmar shops, old tires find many new lives

In this June 23, 2014 photo, a worker takes a break from cutting a worn-out tire to reuse as a buffer of a boat at a workshop that turn worn out tires in to flip-flops to buckets in suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar.

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21 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Tyres get new lives in Myanmar

The air in the dark, dingy room is thick with the acrid smell of rubber. Aung Nyunt and a half-dozen other workers toil away there day and night, turning discarded tyres into flip-flops, buckets and hard-to-find spare parts for used cars.

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21 hrs ago | National Public Radio

In Myanmar Shops, Old Tires Find Many New Lives

The air in the dark, dingy room is thick with the acrid smell of rubber. Aung Nyunt and a half-dozen other workers toil away there day and night, turning discarded tires into flip-flops, buckets and hard-to-find spare parts for used cars.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Charges Against Chin Women's Activists Must Be Dropped: Campaigners

Women's rights advocates have called on the Burmese government to drop charges against four ethnic Chin activists who were charged for organizing a protest for justice in an alleged attempted rape by a Burma Army soldier.

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The Telegraph

Handshake concert a hit in Myanmar

Kohima, July 8: Bringing the world closer one handshake at a time, the Handshake concert held on Saturday at the National Theatre Yangon, Myanmar, was received well.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Minister Oversees Power Generation Deals in the UK

Burmese Minister for Electric Power Khin Maung Soe has overseen the signing of two deals that will see British technology, including Rolls Royce gas turbines, aid efforts to address Burma's chronic electricity shortage.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese President Thein Sein delivers a monthly radio address.

Burma's president has vowed to take action against instigators of last week's religious riots in Mandalay, while saying the misuse of newfound media freedoms was responsible for escalating tensions.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Jade Mines to Resume Operations in Kachin State: Burmese Govt

In northern Burma, where the vast majority of the world's jade is produced, mining companies will soon be allowed to resume operations, following a two-year hiatus due to armed conflicts.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Journalists Detained for Alleged Defamation

Editors from a local weekly are under investigation by the police after reporting that members of the public voted to form an interim government.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Myanmar camp baby a brief chapter in painful story

In this June 27 2014 photo, Shamshu Nahad's baby girl is prepared for burial just hours after she was born, a tiny victim of the humanitarian crisis gripping the Rohingya Muslim community in north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Rally Attacked With Slingshots

The National League for Democracy says it came under slingshot attack by unknown assailants during a rally for constitutional reform over the weekend in Sagaing Division.

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Eff.org

Myanmar's Facebook Block Could Signal More to Come

In early March, Yangon-the former capital of Myanmar -played host to a conference held by the East-West Center, called "Challenges of a Free Press."

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Persecution of Muslims in Arakan State Traps Buddhist Minority in Limbo

The 400-odd Maramargyi ethnic minorities who have been living in ramshackle huts in the Set Yone Su displacement camp since sectarian violence wracked communities here in western Burma two years ago ostensibly practice the "right" religion-Buddhism.

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