Myanmar


20 killed in Myanmar wedding boat crash

2017-04-08 18:33

Myanmar authorities say at least 20 people have been killed and several people are still missing after a boat carrying scores of wedding guests collided with a river barge.

Karaoke bar blaze kills 15 in central Myanmar

2017-04-03 17:11

At least 15 people have died after a fire ripped through a karaoke bar in central Myanmar, trapping revellers inside.

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh

2017-03-20 20:44

A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

How about Nat? Devotees dance for Myanmar party spirit

2017-03-14 09:35

The medium spins around in a frenzy of red and gold while glugging from a bottle of whisky, part of an age old ritual to honour Myanmar's spirit guardian of drunkards and gamblers.

Anti-Muslim Myanmar monk banned from delivering sermons

2017-03-11 21:02

A Myanmar monk infamous for his bilious anti-Muslim tirades has been banned from giving sermons for a year by the country's top Buddhist body.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

2017-03-08 19:57

Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island.

Myanmar's elephants threatened by fad

2017-01-22 15:27

Punters in Myanmar are haggling about the latest traditional medicine cure - slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants.

Satellite images reveal destruction in Rohingya villages

2016-11-22 08:04

A human rights group says high-definition satellite images show 820 newly identified structures destroyed this month in five Rohingya Muslim villages in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state where the military is carrying out counter-insurgency operations

Myanmar 'exorcist' in court over deaths of three children

2016-11-18 16:11

A self-proclaimed sorcerer who allegedly beat three children to death in an exorcism ritual has appeared in a Myanmar court, claiming he was possessed by a "dark spirit" at the time of the killings.

72 deaths in Myanmar ferry disaster leads to calls for overhaul

2016-10-20 15:38

A total of 72 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in central Myanmar, local officials have said, calling for an overhaul of the creaking boats that ply the river as the search effort has ended.

 

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar minority

2017-04-06 11:25

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Muslim minority, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations against the army.

Myanmar army chief hits out at Rakhine 'interference'

2017-03-27 14:46

Myanmar's army chief defended a military crackdown in Rakhine State after the UN pledged to probe claims security forces carried out a campaign of killing and torture against Rohingya Muslims there.

Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya - UN

2017-03-14 22:46

Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert has said, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community.

Moderate earthquake shakes Myanmar

2017-03-13 18:13

A moderate earthquake has shaken Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, but there are no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

More than 20 000 Myanmar refugees enter China

2017-03-10 05:27

More than 20 000 Myanmar refugees have entered China, fleeing areas along the border after violent clashes broke out between the south east Asian country's army and ethnic rebels.

Buddhist monk in possession of over 4 million meth pills arrested

2017-02-07 11:16

A Buddhist monk has been arrested in Myanmar after authorities found more than 4 million methamphetamine pills in his car and in his monastery, police have said.

Indonesia says 2 militants arrested in Myanmar Embassy plot

2016-11-27 16:43

Indonesian police say they have arrested two militants who were planning to attack prominent places in the country's capital, including the Myanmar Embassy.

Three blasts in Yangon supermarket

2016-11-20 21:10

Three suspected handmade bombs have exploded in a supermarket in southern Yangon.

Mysterious debris crash-lands in northern Myanmar

2016-11-11 12:46

A large metal cylinder thought to be from a Chinese satellite or aircraft fell from the sky and slammed into a jade mining area in northern Myanmar, state media reported on Friday.

Myanmar ferry disaster death toll mounts

2016-10-18 06:09

Searchers have recovered 32 bodies after an overloaded ferry sank in central Myanmar, and expect to find dozens more dead, officials have said, as workers began raising the boat from the riverbed.

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