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World NowJournalists in Myanmar will no longer have to send their articles to a censorship board to be scrubbed of anything critical or sensitive before publication, a landmark step announced Monday toward lifting restrictions on the press. But reporters in the...
World NowYANGON, Myanmar -- At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of houses burned as ethnic and religious violence in western Myanmar intensifies, according to news reports and community activists, as the government struggled to restore order,...
World NowAt least three people were killed and hundreds of houses burned in a fresh wave of violence pitting Buddhists against Muslims in western Myanmar, news agencies reported Tuesday....
World NowIn a divided country wracked with ethnic violence and edging toward reform, one of the most stubborn battles may be a war of words: Is it Burma or is it Myanmar? After Suu Kyi toured Europe and Thailand, calling her country “Burma” as she...
World NowMyanmar's main opposition party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, agreed Monday to end its weeklong boycott of parliament and swear an oath to a constitution it has resisted....
World NowThe people of Myanmar got their first taste of democracy in two decades Sunday when they elected popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a seat in Parliament, according to her party, ushering in a new political era in the long-isolated Southeast...
World NowDemocracy election Myanmar: Pro-democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi elected Sunday in Myanmar by-election...
ReutersYANGON, May 17 (Reuters) - Myanmar's government has freed 23 political prisoners, a senior interior ministry official said on Friday, the day President Thein Sein was due to leave for a landmark visit to the United States. The official declined to be...
ReutersBy Jared Ferrie YANGON, April 25 (Reuters) - Introduced a decade and a half ago under Myanmar's former military rulers, SIM cards sold for as much as $7,000 apiece. Today, they still cost more than $200. From Thursday, lucky winners of a lottery-style...
Electrical problems were to blame for a fire that reportedly killed 13 children at a mosque and religious school in Myanmar, authorities said Tuesday, even as the blaze stirred up suspicions of an attack on Muslims. Yangon regional fire chief Kyi Win...
YANGON, Myanmar — Down a back road in northern Yangon, a sagging teak house fights back the jungle. On the gate, barely noticeable under the weeds, rusty ironwork spells out "A1 Film." Myanmar's first movie studio, once known as the Burma Film Co....
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