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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.

Suu Kyi to be part of Myanmar's new democratic government

2016-03-22 10:45

Myanmar's president-elect has proposed an 18-member Cabinet that will include party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the former dissident who campaigned for decades to replace the military junta with a democratically elected government.

Suu Kyi close aide voted Myanmar's next president

2016-03-15 08:31

Myanmar's lawmakers has elected a close aide and longtime friend of Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country's first civilian president in decades, in a historic moment for the formerly junta-run nation.

Myanmar gives go-ahead to torch poppy fields

2016-02-23 20:01

Anti-drugs campaigners have been given the go-ahead to proceed with the destruction of poppy fields in Myanmar's northern Kachin state after a week-long stand-off with police.

Unbear-lievable: doubts over Myanmar 'red panda' find

2016-02-15 21:15

A poignant tale of a rescued panda donated to a Mandalay zoo may be a bit of a tall story as an expert say the creature more closely resembled a black bear.

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.

 

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi sworn in as Myanmar's foreign minister

2016-03-30 10:01

Aung San Suu Kyi has been sworn in as Myanmar's minister of foreign affairs, while her longtime friend Htin Kyaw assumed the presidency, as the country formally transferred power to the first civilian-led government in more than five decades.

Is Myanmar's new president just a puppet for Suu Kyi?

2016-03-15 10:33

Myanmar's parliament elects a new president as the head of the country's first democratically elected government, but it won't be Aung San Suu Kyi, the widely known face of the country's decades long struggle against military rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi will not become Myanmar's next president

2016-03-10 09:56

It's now official, Myanmar's most famous politician and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will not become the country's next president.

Myanmar activists stopped from destroying of opium fields

2016-02-19 19:20

Anti-drug activists say the said the military and local police are preventing them from estroying fields of opium poppies in northern Myanmar,.

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.

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