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17 killed in Yangon blast; 80 hurt

At least 17 people died and 80 were injured in an early morning explosion at an industrial district on Thursday in an eastern suburb of Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, police said. Earlier, witnesses had spoken of about 50 dead bodies

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Suu Kyi found guilty in security case

A court in army-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday found opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of violating an internal security law, a ruling certain to anger the West and further isolate the regime. The court sentenced her to three years in pr

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Burma Puppet show floors DSS visitors

Dubai Outlet Mall, a member of Dubai Shopping Malls Group, hosted the Burma Puppetry show as part of its Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) activities. The renowned theatre group has performed around the world and its members are known to be ex

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10,000 killed in cyclone says Mynamar junta

Myanmar's military government has a provisional death toll of 10,000 from this weekend's devastating cyclone, with another 3,000 missing, a diplomat said on Monday after a briefing from Foreign Minister Nyan Win. 'The basic message was tha

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Over 200 dead as cyclone devastates Myanmar

More than 200 people have been killed in military-ruled Myanmar by a Category 3 cyclone that ripped through Yangon and the Irrawaddy delta, where it flattened two towns, officials and state media said on Sunday. Packing winds of 190 km (12

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UN body backs new Myanmar probe

The UN Human Rights Council told Myanmar to prosecute those who committed abuses during a crackdown on peaceful monk-led protests and free Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners. In a resolution adopted by consen

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UN envoy to push China to do more on Myanmar

China will be asked to do more to encourage the military rulers of Myanmar to engage in dialogue with the opposition, the UN special envoy to the troubled Southeast Asian nation said on Thursday. Ibrahim Gambari praised the role of Beijing

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Burmese junta appoints go-between

Burma's military rulers have appointed an official to liaise with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in an apparent concession to the UN. Aung Kyi, a retired general serving as deputy labour minister, would 'continue relations

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Mynamar junta takes soldiers off streets

The Myanmar junta reduced security in Yangon sharply, apparently confident it would face no further mass protests against military rule, but the streets remained unusually quiet and arrests continued. The last barricades were removed from

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Myanmar crackdown draws outrage, protests

Fuelled by "revulsion" at Myanmar's violent crackdown on popular protests against military rule, Southeast Asia rounded on the generals and critics planned demonstrations at embassies across the region. While the streets of Myanmar's forme

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