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Rohingya refugees may stay in Bangladesh 'for some time': UNHCR chief

2017-07-10 20:34

Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees says.

Myanmar court gives exorcist death for killing 3 children

2017-06-20 21:04

A court in Myanmar has sentenced an exorcist to death for killing three children during a ritual he carried out after telling their parents their offspring were possessed.

Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar plane

2017-06-15 21:03

A fishing boat has found the tail of a Myanmar military plane that crashed with 122 people on board last week.

Hunt for Myanmar plane wreck survivors enters third day

2017-06-09 10:16

Search and rescue efforts for a plane that crashed off Myanmar's southern coast has entered a third day, as hopes faded of finding survivors after 31 bodies were pulled from the water.

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Uber chases GrabTaxi in Myanmar, expanding in Southeast Asia

2017-05-11 08:55

Uber is launching its private ride-hailing service in the Myanmar commercial capital of Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing online markets.

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.

 

Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs

2017-06-26 12:21

Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

2017-06-18 20:09

A Myanmar ship has retrieved the black box of a plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea with 122 people on board, the army says, raising hopes of discovering the cause of the tragedy.

Bodies retrieved as Myanmar ships scour site of plane crash

2017-06-10 16:11

Myanmar navy ships have battled high winds as they scoured the storm-whipped Andaman sea for wreckage from a military plane crash.

Desperate wait as bodies retrieved from plane wreck

2017-06-08 15:31

Hundreds of people have gathered on a beach in southern Myanmar desperately waiting for news as the first bodies arrived from the wreck of a military plane.

Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea - official

2017-06-07 15:31

Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard have been found in the Andaman Sea, an official says.

19 killed as Myanmar bus plunges into gorge

2017-04-29 19:03

Nineteen people have been killed and 21 are injured after their bus toppled into a narrow and deep ravine in eastern Myanmar.

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.

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