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As the Myanmar government urged calm, Muslim shops reportedly sat shuttered Monday in the capital of Yangon, a sign of continued unease after the re-eruption of deadly religious violence in the country. Riots in the central city of Meiktila,...
To end a year charged with change, Myanmar enjoyed yet another first: a public countdown to the New Year. Such gatherings were heavily restricted under the military government that once ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma. But as the country emerges...
Tags: Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Jason Mraz, Government
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticWith President Obama’s visit to Myanmar on Monday, a long-secluded country has earned a rare moment on the world’s stage. Tucked between Thailand and Bangladesh in Southeast Asia, the country also known as Burma has been ruled by a military...
CNNPhnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
FOX 17 Web ProducerFugitive Nathan Kent Lumbard was returned to the United States by Diplomatic Security Service agents Saturday. The capture of Lumbard was a joint effort between Sturgis Police and St. Joseph Sheriff's Department, Lagrange County, IN authorities, as...
Tags: Local Government, Crime, Law and Justice, Burma, Michigan, Theft
WSBT Web ProducerNathan Lumbard, the Howe man who faked suicide and began a new life overseas to avoid facing charges for multiple crimes in Indiana and Michigan, now knows the consequences of his actions. In a written statement, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAs I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, India, Travel, Homes, Burma
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMonsoon winds and rain were predicted on Wednesday to whip through Myanmar's Irrawaddy River delta, compounding the misery for at least 1.6 million survivors of this month's deadly cyclone and spawning fresh appeals from the international community for...
Once part of the British Empire, Burma attained independence in 1948 and was ruled constitutionally until left-wing Gen. Ne Win staged a coup in 1962, introducing the "Burmese Way to Socialism." Massive unrest forced him to step down in 1988, and the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe military government's tightening grip doesn't give people here much to sing about, and when they do feel the urge to make music, even that can be risky. The generals who rule Myanmar have spies snooping around for subversives in the most unlikely...
Iwas 8 when I experienced my first protests in Burma. It was 1974, and thousands of students and Buddhist monks had taken to the streets, angered by the military government's handling of burial arrangements for my grandfather, U Thant, the former United...
Tags: Disasters, New York, Burma, Television, London (England)
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