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6 confirmed dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

2016-01-27 11:20

A church deacon says a landslide of mining waste has killed at least six people in northern Myanmar, the sixth deadly accident in the jade mining region since a November disaster killed more than 100 people.

Suu Kyi: New government to prioritise peace

2016-01-04 19:03

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi says building peace will be the first priority of her pro-democracy party's incoming administration.

Dozens missing after deadly landslide in Myanmar

2015-12-26 13:57

Dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a landslide struck a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in a month.

'Peaceful' transition focus of key Myanmar talks

2015-12-02 15:46

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met the country's president and army chief for their first official talks since her party's emphatic victory in general elections.

6 dead as explosion rocks Myanmar town of Hakha

2015-11-23 11:51

Six people have been killed when an explosion tore through a house in the Myanmar town of Hakha, police say.

At least 90 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

2015-11-22 11:32

At least 90 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials say. Search efforts are underway.

Real challenge for Myanmar's Suu Kyi comes after polls

2015-11-15 11:55

Winning Myanmar's election turned out to be easier than expected for Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party, but steering the country will be a test of how the she balances her moral vision with political realities.

Perils on the path to power for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

2015-11-15 08:04

Wielding an overwhelming mandate from Myanmar's voters, Aung San Suu Kyi has power in her sights after a quarter century of democratic struggle against the army, but analysts say building bridges with former military foes is vital to her success.

Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority in Myanmar polls

2015-11-13 09:22

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has secured a historic majority in Myanmar's parliament, making it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country's first truly civilian government in more than half-a-century.

Obama congratulates Myanmar on polls

2015-11-12 09:04

Myanmar says President Barack Obama has congratulated the nation on holding “free and fair” election, as the government and army chief promised a smooth transition of power.

 

Rampaging elephants force Myanmar villagers to tree-top refuge

2016-01-16 12:02

Pushed from their forest home by encroaching farm land, wild elephants are driving fearful villagers in a Myanmar township to seek refuge in tree houses while the animals storm their rice paddies looking for food.

Myanmar activist jailed for Facebook post

2015-12-28 16:00

A member of Aung San Suu Kyi's election-winning party has been sent to prison for a satirical comment on the new army uniform.

New deadly landslide hits Myanmar jade mine

2015-12-26 08:17

Dozens of people are feared missing in the latest landslide to hit a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such deadly incident in just over a month.

Thousands displaced by Myanmar military offensive

2015-11-28 14:48

More than 10 000 people have fled their homes in Myanmar's Shan state with sexual assault reports surging, a rights group says.

Myanmar landslide: Searchers pull bodies from rubble

2015-11-23 09:23

Soldiers, police and volunteers have pulled body after body from the rubble in northern Myanmar, as the death toll from a landslide near several jade miners reached at least 113, a local official says.

Election winners, losers return to Myanmar parliament

2015-11-16 07:38

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to parliament along with dozens of rivals freshly hammered by her pro-democracy party’s landslide election victory as the legislature begins overseeing the country’s delicate transition.

Myanmar leader 'will hand power' to Suu Kyi after poll win

2015-11-15 09:30

Myanmar's president Thein Sein says historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's party are the consequence of his government’s reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power.

Suu Kyi's victory gives Zimbabweans hope – opposition

2015-11-13 14:35

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC led by Welshman Ncube has reportedly said the fall of dictatorship in Myanmar is an indication Zimbabwe would one day be freed from President Robert Mugabe’s rule.

How and why Suu Kyi plans to be 'above president'

2015-11-12 14:46

Coming from a politician who has spent her career fighting military rule, the statements seem rather authoritarian: "I'll be above the president," who "will be told exactly what he can do."

Myanmar transition to democracy on track after Suu Kyi win

2015-11-12 07:39

Myanmar's president has promised a peaceful transfer of power to the victorious party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in general elections.

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