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.

At least 14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry disaster

2016-10-17 08:36

Rescuers have discovered 14 bodies and expect to find scores more after a ferry packed with teachers, students and workers capsized in central Myanmar, local authorities say.

Myanmar scraps loathed 'midnight inspections' law

2016-09-20 19:18

Myanmar is scrapping part of a hated law that forced people to report overnight guests and was used by authorities to barge into houses late at night, often targeting activists.

Myanmar holds historic peace talks with ethnic groups

2016-08-31 10:41

Hundreds of representatives of Myanmar's ethnic tribes have gathered for historic peace talks with the government.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

2016-08-24 14:34

Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar

Myanmar to deport Spanish tourist for Buddha tattoo

2016-07-11 16:54

A Spanish tourist faces deportation from Myanmar over a Buddha leg tattoo that offended monks in a country where the influence of religious hardliners is growing.

Myanmar to close China wildlife trade hub

2016-06-07 19:03

Myanmar authorities plan to shut down a notorious border town where exotic animal parts are sold openly.

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

2016-05-03 14:30

A major fire has damaged or destroyed the homes of nearly 450 Rohingya Muslim families living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar.

Eight killed as 'golf ball' hailstones, storms lash Myanmar

2016-04-24 14:42

Violent storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across Myanmar have killed at least eight people in recent days, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, officials say.

Strong earthquake strikes Myanmar

2016-04-13 22:05

A strong earthquake which struck Myanmar was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh causing widespread panic.


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.

Tourist jailed for 3 months in Myanmar for silencing sermon

2016-10-06 13:47

A Myanmar court has sentenced a Dutch citizen to three months in prison after he unplugged an amplifier blasting a late-night Buddhist sermon near his hotel.

Powerful militia storms out of Myanmar peace talks

2016-09-01 17:20

Delegates from one of Myanmar's most heavily armed ethnic groups have stormed out of peace talks in an early blow to a landmark gathering aimed at ushering in a new era of peace.

Soldiers, residents begin clean-up after quake in Myanmar

2016-08-25 18:47

Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist temples have begun cleaning up debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region, damaging nearly 200 pagodas.

China, Myanmar vow closer ties as Suu Kyi visits Beijing

2016-08-20 19:07

China and Myanmar have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers," as Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets set to wrap up a visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.

Myanmar mob torches mosque

2016-07-02 17:46

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells.

12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar

2016-05-24 11:17

Witnesses say a landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region has killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others.

Myanmar military helicopter crashes, 2 pilots rescued

2016-04-26 14:24

A Myanmar armed forces newspaper says a military helicopter has crashed into a reservoir during a training exercise and both pilots were rescued by fishermen

Myanmar president pardons 83 political prisoners

2016-04-17 16:02

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has pardoned 83 political prisoners on the country's traditional New Year Sunday, as the civilian-led administration seeks to cast off the shackles of military rule.

End repression of activists: Myanmar student leader

2016-04-04 21:22

A Myanmar student leader on trial over protests last year that were violently quashed by authorities, has called on Aung San Suu Kyi's new government to abolish laws repressing political activists.

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