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German Tourists and Local Guide Injured in Burma Landmine Blast

Karen News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Three people were wounded when a landmine exploded as they were sightseeing in Northern Burma on Tuesday 26 April. The three people were two German tourists and their local guide.

Genocide and Democracy in Burma

The National Interest Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
There has been one particularly glaring exception to this pattern of growing prosperity: Burma (also known as Myanmar). For most of the past half-century, the country of fifty million people has been sinking steadily deeper into poverty and stagnation.
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'Saffron Revolution' Former Monk Sentenced to Hard Labor in Newly Democratic Burma

TIME - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Since the country's first properly civilian government in decades was sworn in late last month, the gates of Burma's once notorious network of prisons have witnessed scenes of jubilation. The new government is full of former political prisoners - in ...

Burma Thirsts for Bottled Water, But Quality Leaves Bad Taste

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
Many residents in Burma's towns and cities consume bottled water that they presume is properly purified. But a rapid growth in demand for such water and a lack of government oversight means many small, unlicensed operators produce questionable quality ...

Neville Duffield's photos from Burma - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A bullock cart is a common form of transportation in the countryside. Thanks to Neville Duffield. Picture7. None. A girl from the Karen tribe wears rings to elongate her neck.

Dispatches: Burma's Rohingya Muslims in Desperate Straits

Human Rights Watch - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Last week's tragic boat accident off the coast of Burma's Arakan State killed an estimated 20 Rohingya Muslims, including nine children, and left another 20 missing.
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Cong flays Chief Minister silence on Das Burma

Times of India - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Wednesday questioned chief minister Naveen Patnaik's silence over the growing dissent within the BJD on food supplies and consumer welfare minister Sanjay Das Burma's alleged links with Artha Tatwa Group, a chit fund ...

Burma's Serge Pun Says He Takes 'Red Tape Road' to Profit

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
RANGOON - Scaffolding around the 139-year old Burma Railway Headquarters, a red-brick colonial relic at the center of a half billion dollar property development in central Rangoon, hasn't seen much action since the project was announced four years ago.
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Burma's new leaders crack down on corruption

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Burma's new leaders crack down on corruption. Burma's government scolds media group for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with cash to official.

Bomb Blast Wounds German Tourists and Guide in Northern Burma's Shan State

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A bomb blast wounded two tourists and a Burmese guide near the northern town of Kyaukme in Shan State at around 2:00 pm today, according to a local police officer.

Bucknell Honors 2016 Burma-Bucknell Award Recipients

Bucknell University - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Each award recipient is presented with a replica of the original bowl, which was presented to the University by the president of Burma in 1958 as a symbol of the historic partnership between Bucknell and the nation of Burma, now known at Myanmar.

Kipling's Burma and Myanmar's Kipling

The Indian Express - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
However, it should not be forgotten that when Rudyard Kipling was writing about the subcontinent, India included the then province of Burma. Indeed, it could be claimed that Kipling's impact on Western perceptions of Burma, now the country known as ...

Why Is the US Ambassador to Burma Paying 'Respects' to an Islamophobic Buddhist Monk?

AlterNet - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
On April 8, the US embassy in Rangoon, Burma posted several photos to its Facebook page of US ambassador-designate Scot Marciel's visit to the monk Sitagu Sayadaw.
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Burma Bans Lucrative Logging in Bid to Preserve Forests

The Irrawaddy News Magazine - ‎22 hours ago‎
RANGOON - Burma has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday.
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Burma: Land mine blast injures German tourists, guide

Asian Correspondent - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A LAND MINE which set off by accident in eastern Burma (Myanmar) on Tuesday has left two German tourists and a local guide injured.

Liberalization in Burma creates new investment opportunities

Global Risk Insights - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
While not without risks, the recent opening of Burma to the outside world creates a plethora of new opportunities for investors.

New Burma 'boat people' tragedy as Rohingyas drown on trip to buy food and medicine - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Dozens of Burmese Rohingyas are feared to have drowned when they were forced to make a perilous journey to buy essential supplies by boat because of apartheid-style travel restrictions.

Burma's uncrowned queen

Prospect - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
At an election rally on a main road in Rangoon a few days before last November's general election, an elderly man in a sober longyi—the Burmese sarong—sat on a folding chair in the crowd of excited children, waiting for the event to begin. Decades of ...
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Govt braces for Das Burma war

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Bhubaneswar, April 25: The budget session of the Assembly will resume tomorrow after a 26-day hiatus and the alleged link of food supplies and consumer welfare minister Sanjay Das Burma with a sham deposit company is sure to take centre stage.
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Burma's Suu Kyi vows to amend constitution

CTV News - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
YANGON, Burma - Burma's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy in the Southeast Asian country as it emerges from decades of military control.