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Military plane crash in Burma kills 4

CTV News - ‎12 hours ago‎
NAYPYITAW, Burma - Four Burma military personnel were killed and one survived when an air force utility aircraft crashed after taking off from the airport in the capital Naypyitaw.

The Farmers Beyond Burma's Concrete Capital

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎19 hours ago‎
NAYPYIDAW - Only a few minutes' drive from the wide boulevards of Burma's capital, the concrete turns to farmland. When the rains come, farmers begin to plant rice in their fields.

20 Insightful, Confounding and Amazing Facts About Burma

TravelPulse - ‎18 hours ago‎
I sailed with Avalon Waterways through Burma along the Irrawaddy River. This journey of discovery in a remarkably colorful and complex country ventured from the north, an area little visited by tourism, to the south, with pre- and post-cruise stays in ...
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US Senate confirms Obama's choice for ambassador to Burma

Asian Correspondent - ‎17 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as ambassador to Burma. The vote on Tuesday was 90-0 for a career Foreign Service officer, Scot Alan Marciel, who has served in Indonesia, Vietnam, the ...
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Who Will be the Next President of Burma?

Australia Network News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The name of next president of Burma will be announced on March 17 and the country might just get its first woman president.
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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi could become president after 'positive talks'

The Independent - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Talks between Burma's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president could yield "positive results", two pro-government television channels are reporting.
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Firebrand Monks a Powerful Force in Burma Despite Setback

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
A lurid video recently posted online by a firebrand monk in Burma purports to re-enact the woman's death at the hands of Muslim assailants.

South Devon College students rejuvenate Paignton's Burma memorial

Torquay Herald Express - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
STUDENTS from South Devon College's Armed Forces Preparation course recently completed a voluntary project to rejuvenate the Burma Star Memorial Garden on Cliff Road in Paignton. Having fallen into poor condition because of the battering sea winds, ...

Dispatches: Retroactive Repression of Burma's Students

Human Rights Watch - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Three university students, Zeyar Lwin, Paing Ye Thu and Nan Lin, are on trial in Rangoon, facing up to five years in prison. Their crime?
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Will Aung San Suu Kyi ever be president of Burma? - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
The place would have provided fertile terrain for the writings of George Orwell, who spent five years as an imperial policeman in Burma. There are many 1984-esque flourishes, not least the massive colour-coded apartment blocks built for civil servants.
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Burma's Parliament Opens in the Dawning of a New Democratic Era

TIME - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
In 1989, Suu Kyi, now 70, was put under house arrest, where she would spend much of the next two decades, proving to be a thorn in the sides of Burma's military rulers both during her incarceration and in periods of release. She won a Nobel Peace Prize ...

Inside Burma's Death Railway museum - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Built in the Second World War by the Japanese to transport supplies overland between Burma and Thailand, the 258-mile line was completed in just over a year.
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New democratic era dawning in Burma

CTV News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
NAYPYITAW, Burma - Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history.

It's now Myanmar, not Burma

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Re: A riverboat runs through it, Jan. 23. A riverboat runs through it, Jan. 23. Time for the Star and Heather Greenwood Davis to get with the times.

Women Demand Support for Burma's Working Mothers

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Such scenarios have led parliamentarians and civil society activists to argue that Burma needs a more concrete social welfare policy to help mothers in the workplace, through the provision of child care services and ample maternity leave.

Gay people in Burma live secret lives. Will Aung San Suu Kyi liberate them? - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
We are talking in the grounds of the French Institute in Yangon, where Burma's second ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Film Festival has just wrapped up.

Five ways to explore Burma - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
There's still time to book a winter holiday to Burma combining a tour with a few days at the beach. The warm, dry weather should continue until mid-March.

Burma's Fourth Telecoms Operator to Be Revealed This Month: Official

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
RANGOON - Burma's fourth telecoms operator will finally be revealed in February, a ministry official told The Irrawaddy on Monday, after months of delays following a hotly contested bid for the final permit.
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A Visual Guide to Burma's New Parliament

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
parliament graph_final_1 On Feb. 1, Burma will have a new Parliament with a fresh political order. As the current session wound down on Friday, many lawmakers from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP)—which held a majority of both ...
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Burma's All-Powerful 'GAD' a Challenge to New Government

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
RANGOON - Despite its strong mandate from a thumping election victory, Burma's new National League for Democracy (NLD) government will struggle to wield the power it needs over the civil service to carry out its reform plans effectively, political ...